HC Deb 31 October 1916 vol 86 cc1527-8
78. Colonel CRAIG

asked the Secretary of State for War whether any and, if so, what orders have been issued limiting the number of foreign decorations for gallantry in the field that can be granted to soldiers; and, if any and, if so, what restrictions are imposed on the granting of such decorations to officers?


Orders are in force that an individual soldier is not to receive more than one foreign decoration. The rule is the same for officers, with the exception that a general officer, or any officer to whom the head of an Allied Power has made a personal award, may receive more than one. This rule applies to all foreign decorations, and not merely to those which may be gained for gallantry in the field


May I ask whether the same Regulation obtains in the Armies of the Allied Powers, and if it has been made in conjunction with the Allies or for what reason?


I should like notice of that question.

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