I see a guy in the Corps has just been awarded the Meritous Service Medal (MSM) - bloody good effort. Odds on that he was'nt written up by one of our own. We seem to be totally unable to write up our guys for awards. It's pretty standard for any bog standard CO from your average "fish and chip Regt" to get at least an MBE for a tour in war torn BLMF. It is dangerous there, honest, the coffee in the ECOS could burn your lips and the locals have been known to look threatening at troops. I can't remember the last time one of our CO's got something. Not sure where the problem is, the quality of some the COs or Comd Meds, without gongs, not writing them or anyone else up. Comments? Before everybody leaps in, no I've never been written up for an award, despite helping a "red tab" to cross the road some time ago.