In today's papers it is revealed that SF in Afghanistan have won 4 Conspicuous Gallantry Crosses and a number of MCs. The award of 2 and possibly 3 Victoria Crosses were blocked (no doubt by a fat Civil Servant who does nothing braver than catch the 7:35 to Charring Cross) because the events were not witnessed by a senior officer. One wonders if the US Government would be so petty minded and down right nasty to their own troops. Yet another example of how we resent success in this country. Having read the accounts of the battles you must wonder precisely what you have to do to be recognised.