HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 c1506W
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.