HC Deb 05 June 1939 vol 348 c54W
Sir A. Wilson

asked the Prime Minister whether permission has been asked by and given to William Hegan, a member of the staff of the British Embassy in Berlin, to wear the life-saving decoration conferred upon him by the head of the German State for gallantry in saving a German citizen from drowning at the imminent risk of his own life?

Mr. Butler

Sergeant Hegan has made no application for permission to wear the medal conferred upon him by the Chancellor of the German Reich, nor was it in fact necessary for him to do so. Under the King's Regulations respecting foreign orders and medals, British subjects may accept and wear, without special permission, medals conferred for saving life.