Probably been done already....But here goes: Letter I sent to our local newspaper last week: Here's one for Lawless, (a local columnist), to get his false teeth into. Apparently he and others of a similar ilk, (conscripts or volunteers who fought in Korea, Palestine, Canal Zone, Malaya, Aden, Kenya, Libya, Cyprus, Dhofar & other minor punch-ups of the dying empire); this does not include fisticuffs in Germany- Cold War), are to be ignored amongst the 450,000 medals to be issued by her Majesty during the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. Almost laughingly we see this award going to, ......PCSOs. You know.... the Plastic Cops who won't rescue anyone drowning because they might get their feet wet. Ambulance drivers, who actually do a good job.... and anyone else in uniform including PC's who nick you on a day to day basis, prison officers etc. etc.. They are all equated to VC & George Medal winners who will also receive this award along with serving members of the armed forces serving in shooting & dying wars. The mind boggles at the thought of all these psuedo heroes mincing along at rememberance parades with their five pence piece medals. God Save the Queen!! My latest letter on the same subject after the above was published in our local newspaper: I was wrong to describe this medal as a 'five pence piece' medal, my letter last week in The Visitor. E Bay is awash with hundreds of these medals for sale from £100 up to £200! It seems the recipients can't cash them in fast enough. A valued award then? So it would appear that alongside PCSOs and other legal recipients proudly wearing this award there will be hundreds of Walts, (In army terminology a Walt, or a Walter Mitty, is someone who wears awards or uniform to which they are not entitled to wear), .... 'nuff said! Any comments ....am I making a big deal out of this? Should I retire from public life? Should I shut-up?