MoD refuse to issue Arctic Convoy Medal

An article on today R4 this morning said B Lair had told a gathering of Arctic Convoy vets told them they would get a badge not a medal. Apparently it didn't go down too well
bloody disgrace one of the longest battles of ww2 and no medal!!!!! they didnt do it for a meadle a medal maybe just a smidgen of a thank you!!!
It is not fair. Real heroes should be awarded. The convoys greatly helped Red army to defeat Hitler. This attitude is insulting also toward fallen heroes.

'Russian ambassador decorates British veterans of Nothern convoys by medals'.

At least they received Russian medals.
fair enough if the cold war was still on would be embrassing ,but,, its
over .And their socalists (according to some :) so you think helping the reds
out would be popular .You think they could give them a medal hardly any left
and the mod could do with some good pr
Medals should only be awarded to the genuinely deserving, such as in the case of the US Medal of Freedom:

(sarcasm now switched off)

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