Here is a thought to ponder. The immediate follow up to Op GRANBY (Gulw War 1) was supported by a small ellement of UK troops, based in Kuwait, who assisted in getting all the War supplys (that wasnt sold to the Kuwaities) onto the boats and returned to the UK. All thye Hardwear, such as Tanks, Arty, etc was all accounted for and shipped back to the UK/Germany. The guys who supported this Op were not given an Op GRANBY Medal but a GSM with Kuwait bar. Fair enough as, although they were not involved in any fighting, they were involved in the important task of the draw down. The Dilemma. Op TELIC has now finished, however there are approx 1000+ troops left in the COB/Kuwait who are facilitating a much larger draw down than that in 1991. These guys have been told there is no medal being issued for this tour. The Question. Why not give them the GSM with Kuwait bar? The threat (ableit, a small one) still exists. They are in direct support of Op TELIC (all be it the draw down). They are saving the MOD millions by correctly accounting for, and returning our war stock to UK or Afgahnistan. Before anyone jumps up and accuses me of medal collecting, I already have GSM, GW1 and TELIC. I Just think that if they have already set a presedence in 1991 by issuing a GSM and bar, why not do the same now? Serious answers only please.