HC Deb 12 August 1919 vol 119 cc1079-80
26. Mr. J. JONES

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will reconsider the question of granting the General Service Medal to the members of the Anti-Aircraft service who rendered such valuable services during the War?

Captain GUEST

As I have already stated, the question, of an award to those who served at home during the War is under consideration. I would refer the hon. Member to my reply on Tuesday last to the hon. and gallant Member for Wavertree.


Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that large numbers of these men were actually in danger, while some men who have the medal were never near the firing line and were never in any danger?

Captain GUEST

There is a certain amount of truth in what the hon. Member says, but the Committees which have been considering this have been composed of men who have taken part in the operations and have also been on home service during the War and the War Office has been very largely guided by their advice.