HC Deb 17 February 1887 vol 310 c1750

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether His Highness the Khedive of Egypt, whose troops received the English War medal for service in the Nile Expedition, has been invited to confer on the English troops similarly engaged the bronze star conferred by him on the English troops engaged in 1884 in the Eastern Soudan?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

No, Sir; Her Majesty's Government has not invited the Khedive to confer the bronze star on the troops engaged in the Nile Expedition. It is not the practice of Her Majesty's Government to invite the bestowal of decorations by Foreign Potentates on British troops. In the former case the bronze star was conferred by His Highness on his own initiative.