we see thread after thread in this forum, criticising our government for not doing more to recognise people who are killed or wounded in action, and then, when someone suggests that we do something to remedy that he's criticised for being "obsessed with all things American".
Perhaps if he did something meaningful like making sure that troups didn't get killed for lack of proper kit / equipment, making sure they got as much compensation when injured as criminals who are deprived if their fixes, instead of promoting a bit of tin ( the cheapest option no doubt )then maybe just maybe people would have a bit more respect for him. As it is he is seen as a penning pinching ******* who completely ignores public opinion and clearly believes he and only he knows best.
In non-combat areas of operation HM Forces get the General Service Medal (GSM) which has mostly been awarded to those that have served over 30 continuous days in Northern Ireland.
The idea about a medal for those injured whilst on active service has been mooted before by both Labour & the Tories but never got far. Why the sudden change by our wonderful leader Gordon? May be something to do with the negative press he currently gets? And the belief that he does not support the troops currently overseas fighting for a war that Labour sent them to?
And yes a medal should be awarded to ALL HM Forces that are injured whilst carrying out their duties