HC Deb 05 December 1944 vol 406 c351
50. Major Studholme

asked the Prime Minister if he will consider giving further publicity to the King's Badge in view of the fact that so few members of the public are yet aware of its significance or of its appearance.

The Prime Minister

The wearing of the Badge by those to whom it is granted is, I think, the best form of publicity for an award of this nature. But I hope also this Question and Answer will be a help.

Major Studholme

While thanking my right hon. Friend for his reply, may I ask whether he will consider having illustrations of the King's Badge put in the Press, because so very few people seem to know what it is when they see it worn in the button-hole?

The Prime Minister

I think the Press will no doubt take notice of the very reasonable suggestion of my hon. and gallant Friend. I should certainly think it desirable, and a help, if the newspapers published a reproduction of this decoration, which is so honorably earned, in order that people may wear it with all the respect it deserves.

Major C. S. Taylor

Can my right hon. Friend say whether he has now considered the possibility of extending the award of the King's Badge to all those honourably discharged from H.M. Forces?

The Prime Minister

I must ask for notice of that question.