HC Deb 20 November 1945 vol 416 cc378-9W
Lieut-Colonel Clifton-Brown

asked the Secretary of State for War when the Army forms to be used by members of the H.G. for the purpose of claiming the Defence Medal will be made available to them; and how is it proposed to inform such claimants of the procedure they should adopt in making their claims,

Mr. Lawson

Claims for the Defence Medal by members of the Home Guard will be made on Army Form B 2068. Supplies of this form are being despatched to Post Offices throughout the United Kingdom. As soon as the distribution to Post Offices has been completed and the supply of ribbon is sufficient to meet the demands of all Services affected, an official announcement will be made as to the procedure for claiming the medal.

Mr. Skinnard

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the invaluable and long service rendered by volunteer members of the H.G. and the recent announcement that the period of their liability to recall is extended for two years, he will now consider the possibility of rewarding them by some form of monetary award.

Mr. Lawson

No announcement of the nature contained in the Question has been made.