From the MOD website: Iraq Medal, All Service Received Applications as at end of June '05. RN 6129 (Received) RN 72 (REJECTED) (1%) RN 281 (Pending) (5%) RM 5604 (Received) RM 7 (REJECTED) (0.1%) RM 467 (Pending) (8%) Army 60296 (Received) Army 0 (REJECTED) Army 15168 (Pending) (25%) RAF 12170 (Received) RAF 71 (REJECTED) (0.6%) RAF 390 (Pending) (3%) Total 84199 It appears to me that as RN & RAF keep sticking in negligent claims ("Errrm, I thought I was there, but now you mention it I wasn't, I was on a course at Cramwell and was watching it on CNN and got the sun tan from a week in Ibiza" - How easy a mistake to make!) and wasting our faithful MOD civil servants time, perhaps we could have a new medal, the Army and the RM (its only a matter of time 'til you join us lads) can have a "been there, done that" gong and the RN/RAF can have a "I saw it on CNN and reckoned I'd stick the application in to see if it would go through" gong, it could perhaps be a white & yellow ribbon with a clasp for each conflict the trusty matelot or flyboy fancied his chances at getting an application unchecked through the system and on the back it could have a picture of a TV mast? What do you reckon? Also seems a bit of pain that the army still has 25% of its applications to be approved vs. the 3 - 8% of the other forces (since when did we start calling the RM a seperate force?) but then I guess this reflects the constant new troops going out to serve where as most of the other forces are back home now????