After a wait of 49 years my father-n-law's GSM finally showed up. Unfortunately they still managed to fcuk up. He served with 3 Para before the invasion which earned him the 'Canal Zone' bar which he recieved today. BUT he also got called back up for the invasion and jumped in in '56 with 33 Para Fld Ambulance. He should have recieved the 'Near East' medal for Op Muskateer as this was issued back in the 50s back when it was issued. (Maybe he missed out as he was called up after finnishing his national service). I made all this plainly clear in the covering letter I sent to the medal office, included everything they asked for, name nuber, units, dates etc. I'm going to have to get back on the blower when it is open again and try and sort it out. I'm still waiting for my Telic medal, I was in theatre in Feb 03 and the paperwork was submitted as soon as the medal was given the go ahead, so I am slightly annoyed whn I see people comming back after their first tour and their medals are waiting for them!! By the way, have a proper good Christmas!