HC Deb 10 April 1946 vol 421 c1903
13. Mr. John Beattie

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether naval cadets who were in training during the period of the war and who took part in the defence of Britain are to be eligible for the award of the Defence Medal.

Mr. Dugdale

No, Sir. Time spent by naval cadets under training does not count towards qualification for the Defence Medal.