There have been a number of threads on UK medals the latest being a "new" medal for the fighting in Helmand along with some sort of "wound" medal/device. In my opinion the UK awards system is a shambles and needs a complete overhaul. From the conception of a medal to issue it is flawed, some examples of this are, 1/ The two medal myth: Both the MOD and the FCO decree that you cannot get two medals for the same campaign yet for the Korean war two medals were issued (Queens and UN), Oman 1969-76 (GSM clasp Dhofar and the Sultans medal) Northern Ireland (CSM and ACSM) so why no ISAF medal for Afghanistan and no Pingat Jasa Malaysia for Malay veteran's. 2/ Restricted wear: The plethory of NATO/EU/UN peace keeping awards has meant that unless large bodies of troops/police are deployed singleton or small scale deployments will go unrewarded as the powers to be are unwilling to approve these medals. 3/ Mentions/Commendations: These are in my view outdated and need to be given the status of a medal with clasps for further awards. 4/ Orders and decorations: The John Major reforms were the botch job to end all botch jobs as it kept the rank based orders but lost the BEM, MM, ISO,DCM et al as far as I can see the reforms solved nothing. I am sure there are many other examples. Both Canada and Australia went though a massive overhaul of there Honours systems and I would be interested if you feel we should go there same way and what changes should we make.