In view of what people are saying in the Telic Medal - How many are waiting thread, I thought it would be interesting to look at what the Government are telling Parliament. (Remember that statement earlier this year that only 46 medals were awaiting dispatch.) House of Commons written answers, 10 Oct 2005: Quote #1: HANSARD SOURCE Comment: not all these personnel will be eligible for the Iraq/Telic Medal. Quote #2: Comment: as with all such statements I have seen, the above notably avoids saying how many medals have actually been issued. "Three month timescale" - WTF? HANSARD SOURCE PS. My own view, based partly on current personal experience of trying to deal with the Medal Office, and more importantly on what I have seen in other ARRSE posts about the TELIC medal, is that there is still a significant problem made worse (as a morale issue for the individual soldier) by attempts to blur the facts. Tommy sees! (Kipling) I am not looking for 'bad news' stories for the sake of it, and got a good reaction yesterday to a posted statement from the SoS about Iraq. Oh yes, back to Telic Medal, questions have been asked in Parliament as to when the Iraq Medal will be added to the House of Commons Medal Collection. Telic veterans will be pleased to hear that this has now been done.