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Military Decorations

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL4146, tabled on 14 January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to issue an operational medal for service in Operation Kipion.

Answered on

22 January 2015

There are no plans to issue an operational medal for Operation Kipion. All operational activity undertaken by UK personnel is subject to regular review by Commander Joint Operations in the Permanent Joint Headquarters. Amongst other things, this routine review considers whether deployments might warrant medallic recognition.

Operation Kipion has been kept under review, but it has been consistently assessed that, whilst conditions are challenging, personnel are not exposed to levels of risk and rigour that are in excess of what Service personnel might reasonably be expected to face on operational service.