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Thread: Medals for MPs who visit Afghanistan for a day or 2??????

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    Medals for MPs who visit Afghanistan for a day or 2??????

    As a member of the forces this strikes me as a little strange. Any member of UK forces or civil servant in an operational theatre has to serve a minimum of 30 (i think) days consecutively to qualify, exceptions being KIA or WIA/going home due to illness.

    An MP visiting theatre apparently gets the medal for a 2 day visit.... ........If you also think this a little strange hopefully the link below will work. It would be interesting to see a freedom of info request to see who claims them.

    http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/notompmedals/

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    Just signed it, I am absobloodylutely stunned that anyone could even contemplate taking such a thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270
    Just signed it, I am absobloodylutely stunned that anyone could even contemplate taking such a thing!
    +1

    Bloodyludicrous...

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    Re: Medals for MPs who visit Afghanistan for a day or 2?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Jinga
    As a member of the forces this strikes me as a little strange. Any member of UK forces or civil servant in an operational theatre has to serve a minimum of 30 (i think) days consecutively to qualify, exceptions being KIA or WIA/going home due to illness.

    An MP visiting theatre apparently gets the medal for a 2 day visit.... ........If you also think this a little strange hopefully the link below will work. It would be interesting to see a freedom of info request to see who claims them.

    http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/notompmedals/

    Admin - Please delete if "not the done thing!"
    I think the medal is for getting off their arses and doing something,, not for being in a war zone!

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    Re: Medals for MPs who visit Afghanistan for a day or 2?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete E
    Quote Originally Posted by Jinga
    As a member of the forces this strikes me as a little strange. Any member of UK forces or civil servant in an operational theatre has to serve a minimum of 30 (i think) days consecutively to qualify, exceptions being KIA or WIA/going home due to illness.

    An MP visiting theatre apparently gets the medal for a 2 day visit.... ........If you also think this a little strange hopefully the link below will work. It would be interesting to see a freedom of info request to see who claims them.

    http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/notompmedals/

    Admin - Please delete if "not the done thing!"
    I think the medal is for getting off their arses and doing something,, not for being in a war zone!

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    They DO get off their arses when they have their snouts in the troughs .

    HWH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stag1933
    They DO get off their arses when they have their snouts in the troughs .

    HWH.
    But only if they can claim expenses for doing so!!
    Signed, Pete.

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    Even the soldiers in the rear with the gear have to do 28 days to get a gong. what a disgrace these people are, the realy undermine the medal.

    Dave

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    I`ve signed it.
    Words fail me.
    Can i have one for raising some cash for the Help for heroes charity?
    basil.

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