Minister says no delays in issuing medals

#1
letter in today's Sunday Times

MEDALS

Dr Stevie Davies (Letters, last week) implied that it could be 50 years before the Ministry of Defence arranged for medals to be awarded for service in Afghanistan. This is not correct. The Operation [sic] Service Medal was instituted for service in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan and 20,000 have already been distributed. It is unfair to suggest that medal offices have been dilatory in distributing Canal Zone medals. Some veterans received their medals within a week of my announcement; since then more than 17,300 medals or clasps have been distributed to Suez veterans or their families.

Ivor Caplin, Minister for Veterans, MOD.
One would assume from this there have been NO unreasonable delays with other medals, otherwise Mr Caplin would surely have mentioned them.

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#4
Still waiting for telic 1medal along with most I was there with, going on telic 2 didn't help either. Still not really surprised
 

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#5
boelynbulldog said:
Still waiting for telic 1medal along with most I was there with, going on telic 2 didn't help either. Still not really surprised
You've got enough for a hospital wallah, BB, the wait will do you good! :wink:
 
#6
Some veterans received their medals within a week of my announcement; since then more than 17,300 medals or clasps have been distributed to Suez veterans or their families.

Ivor Caplin, Minister for Veterans, MOD.
ermm was not the suez campaign in the 50's? and yes I know it is not just this governments fault.

I got all my medals whilst I was still serving :wink:
 
#7
Ventress said:
boelynbulldog said:
Still waiting for telic 1medal along with most I was there with, going on telic 2 didn't help either. Still not really surprised
You've got enough for a hospital wallah, BB, the wait will do you good! :wink:
and get that 'non-article 5' medal unmounted, you cant wear that if youve already got either of the other balkan gongs :twisted:

BBD, make sure your unit has actually ordered your Telic gong mate, loads of people are only just realising that the units that they were attached to during Telic have only ordered the cardes medals and no-one elses.
AND
whos on our table?
 

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