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Military Decorations

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 30067, tabled on 16 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will introduce a National Defence Medal.

Answered on

19 March 2020

It is understood that many of those who have served in the Armed Forces feel that their service has not been properly recognised, and that they ought to receive a medal. However, medals in the UK Honours system are awarded in recognition of risk and rigour faced while on active service, and are not given for Service alone. There are, therefore, no plans to introduce a National Defence Medal.