"Clasp" for Bomber Command

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"Clasp" for Bomber Command

Postby SimonK123 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:49 pm

The Prime Minister David Cameron has accepted the recommendations of a review of military medals carried out by former diplomat Sir John Holmes.

"On Bomber Command, Sir John concluded that they have been treated inconsistently with those who served in Fighter Command."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20783362

Apparently more details from the Ministry of Defence after Christmas.

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Re: "Clasp" for Bomber Command

Postby SimonK123 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:37 pm

Here is the BBC item which mentions that the Bomber Command clasp should be worn on the 1939-45 Star.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21583176

A picture of this medal with the Battle of Britain clasp is shown on this site:

https://www.gov.uk/medals-campaigns-descriptions-and-eligibility#world-war-2-medals

This is the link to the medal application forms:

https://www.gov.uk/the-ministry-of-defence-medal-office

Veterans and widows will be given priority and then next of kin, so if you are or you know a veteran or a member of a veteran's family, start applying.

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Re: "Clasp" for Bomber Command

Postby Neilw » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:50 pm

About time! should have been done around 70 years ago!

http://www.veterans-uk.info/arctic_star_index.htm

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Re: "Clasp" for Bomber Command

Postby SimonK123 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:27 pm

I am very pleased to report that after I emailed the VeteransUK website, the application form is now unprotected to make it easier to fill in on the computer.

All credit and a big thank you to VeteransUK for moving so quickly.

You can get the application form directly from the page mentioned by Neil above but do check the eligibility criteria.

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