what is it with the government and foreign medals ? The Saudi and Kuwaiti goverments awarded medals and certificates for the first Gulf and I got mine after I left with a nice message from Her Maj saying I could'nt wear them. Funny I thought I'd earned them having helped to kick Saddam's lot back up the Basrah Rd. The latest one is the Malayan campaign. I don't know if it was a military myth, but apparently the Kuwaitis wanted to give every Allied serviceman who was on Granby (ie the sharp end) a few thousand quid each, but we got a medal we can't wear .