Reading in the Express today that the Gubment has kyboshed the idea, with Veterans Minister Kevan Jones stating it was 'inappropriate' It is, however, 'appropriate' to issue a tin lapel badge which looks like it fell out of a Christmas cracker. In fact, I think a National Defence Medal is far more appropriate and worthy than the Battle of Jubilee chocolate gong that was issued to every man and his dog. Whilst I am totally against the idea of awarding medals for anything and everything vis a vis the US, I do think it is a shame that the National Service/Cold War Warriors have nothing to show on Remembrance Day Parades etc. Plus, if they were to issue one, I could sew it on my police fleece and regale the boys in the canteen with tales of my derring do. Like when I singlehandedly held off the 3rd Soviet Shock Army on picket guard one night in Paderborn. I just think it is totally indicative of the contempt shown by this gubment for anything or anyone that has ever served in the Colours. But that's my humble.