Telegraph Newspaper - Troops denied special Afghan medal

Should we have a special "AREAS" Medal/Award

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Sorry if this has been published before else where but couldn't find it.

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Interesting subject, to bring to light and an interesting comment by the MOD
"We have one medal for the Afghanistan theatre and that's it. We don't want to get into the problem area of loads of medals for different times of operations," an official said. "Campaign medals are there for people on operations and there are bravery medals for those who do something brave."
I remember back in 2004 when 1PWRR were out in Iraq in Maysan where Beharry won his VC there was a call to have the clasp included in their medals due to the ferocity of fighting there. And I have no doubt that there might be similar calls there now due to the ferocity of fighting and bashra being in almost lock down and under seige see first link. But as the deaths are going to continue it seems we are back on a war footing perhaps we should now award the clasp as well.

However the MOD comment that serving soldiers recieve the medal and then there are galentry awards for those actions in the face of an adverse enemy holds some strength or do we go down the route of the US where you recieve a Purple heart for a splinter in you finger, a medal for swimming 25 meters et al. Personally I don't think that would work but perhaps in Afgan those in the quieter areas are only nowadays to wear the NATO issue medal and those in the busier areas wear the OSM

Under Seige

Army Warns of Bashra Deaths

I open it to the floor, you comments or ideas...... Discuss
Apollonia said:
Oh well I tried..... Hadnt seen that one
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