HC Deb 27 January 1944 vol 396 c855
47. Mr. Frankel

asked the Prime Minister why the services of ships' permanent staffs and medical trooping parties have not been recognised in the recent decisions with regard to the award of the 1939–43 or Africa Stars, although such men have seen years of service in dangerous and operational waters, have taken part in invasions, and have been chased by aeroplanes and submarines; and whether he will reconsider this decision.

The Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

Military permanent staffs of hospital ships and troopships will be eligible on the same terms as Merchant Navy personnel.