§ Flying-Officer Bowden
asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the service rendered to the country during the war by the officers and men of the Anti-Aircraft Command, he will permit them to wear the 1939–45 Star; and if he is aware that many of these men were in the T.A. before the war.
§ The Prime Minister
No, Sir. There are several other categories on behalf of whom a similar claim could be put forward, and a change of the nature suggested would reduce the value of the 193945 Star as an award for service in operations overseas. I am aware that many of these officers and men were in the Territorial Army before the war and that a proportion of them will have qualified for the Territorial Decoration or the Efficiency Medal.