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MoD refuse to issue Arctic Convoy Medal

#2
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
 
#3
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!!!
 
#4
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.

http://old.lenta.ru/news/2005/04/26/medals/

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

At least they received Russian medals.
 
#5
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
 
#6
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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