HC Deb 02 August 1944 vol 402 c1406W
Petty-Officer Herbert

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the 1939–43 Star will now be awarded to members of the minesweeping and patrol services who took part in the Battle of the Thames in 1940–41 and helped to keep the Port of London open.

Mr. Alexander

No, Sir. The matter has been further considered, but it has been decided to maintain the rule requiring that in order to qualify for the 1939–1943 Star, naval personnel shall have served in an area of active operations at sea.