Saturday, August 18, 2007

MoD to conduct Afghan medal review

A senior officer is to head a committee to review whether a special honour should be given to soldiers fighting ferocious battles in
Afghanistan, defence sources said yesterday.

While the MoD initially refused to consider the idea, Army sources said the ministry was now "taking this matter seriously".

A committee, chaired by a three-star ranked officer, a lieutenant general or equivalent rank, "has been formed to look at the issue".

This is atleast a step in the right direction from a government who normally can’t do anything right but then again they were bound to get something right eventually. I can’t see a senior army officer refusing to give his men a medal.

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