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PostSubject: National Defence Medal   29/7/2008, 05:25

Hi all,

There is currently a campaign for a National Defence Medal; anyone interested can sign the petition go to:
http:nationaldefencemedal.webs.com

This covers 5 years or more service during the reign of the Queen.

I would not qualify as I joined just before King George VI died.

There is still not an official medal for National Service, which is a shame.

Not even those of us who served in BAOR or especially those in Berlin during the airlift.

Our squadron in Osnabruck, in the event of a Russian attack had to go to Hamburg to blow up bridges.
We had further to go than the Russians, and would not have made it, and ended up in Siberia!!! [If we survived!!]

One night I was on office duty and woke up to flashes of Summer lightening in the east; it took me a few minutes to "wake up"; a bit scary.

We were lucky. it never happened.

Regards
Tony
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PostSubject: Re: National Defence Medal   29/7/2008, 06:58

Hi again,

Sorry I mucked this up a bit:

There is a petition for "Queens Silver and Golden Jubilee Medals"

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/silvergold/

This is the one I could not get.

Tony
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PostSubject: Re: National Defence Medal   29/7/2008, 22:50

Pity about the criteria for the Goden Jubilee Medal. I left in after 22 years on 24 January 2002 so 2 weeks short of qualifying. Think they might make an exeption? I doubt it!
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PostSubject: Re: National Defence Medal   31/7/2008, 10:39

Sadly, It probably won't happen anyway. I haven's seen one petition to this government that has been acknowledged or acted on.
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