30 Apr '12, 10am

News: Government announces independent military medals review

David Cameron announced that Sir John Holmes will carry out a fresh, independent review taking account of the longstanding principles that have determined past decisions. The existing guiding rules and principles for the awarding of military campaign medals are that: • awards will not be considered after a period of five years has elapsed after a particular military action; • individuals will not be rewarded twice for the same military campaign, i.e. no 'double medalling'; and • awards are based upon significant 'risk and rigour' for the individual concerned. The Coalition Government stated its intention in its Programme for Government, published in May 2010, to review the rules governing the awarding of general campaign medals as a part of its commitment to rebuilding the Armed Forces Covenant. The review will not consider individual gallantry awards, nor will it co...

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