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Hi Guys,

Don`t know if you guys are aware or not of this currently running campaign by the Daily Mirror (I`m not a reader, just happened acrosss it by chance), but thought it might be of interest.....

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/20...89520-19685975/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/20...89520-19680426/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/20...89520-19649477/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/20...89520-19631725/

I`d very much like to hear your views on this....

Gordon.

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A British purple heart? Egad, these people will not be happy until they've turned the UK into America! I vote against it, although I must admit, I'd LOVE the medal bars that result. I shudder to think of what the design would look like though.

However, if this does get passed, there's no reason not to extend it all the way back to 1946!

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Okey so the common theme here is no, and some good arguments to back it all up.

The going back to 1946 point, the cost of that alone doesn`t bear thinking about.

The better medical care instead, yes I can see your point, but the way the whole funding system works, means that money from one dept can not be passed over to another no matter how good the cause. Just ask your local council about that!!!

Lets not forget that a vast majority of the wounded service personal, are MD from the forces, I think a medal to recognise there wounds is a good thing.

It doesn`t have to cost a great deal (just look at the Purple Heart) for that, but if it ever materalises lets hope its tastful!!

Well thats me off my soap box.

Surely there must be some positive views out there, as it stands its not looking very good for the Mirror!!

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The better medical care instead, yes I can see your point, but the way the whole funding system works, means that money from one dept can not be passed over to another no matter how good the cause. Just ask your local council about that!!!

Get the newspaper to put their money where their mouth is then. They could run a fundraiser, people donate then they match what is raised. In the process they raise public awareness of what veterans deal with. I think this would have more value than a medal even if it is only a short term solution.

Regards;

Johnsy

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The better medical care instead, yes I can see your point, but the way the whole funding system works, means that money from one dept can not be passed over to another no matter how good the cause. Just ask your local council about that!!!

Double post, and err, I don't have anything to add... :rolleyes:

Regards;

Johnsy

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A few more articles...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/20...89520-19713494/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/20...89520-19696087/

I emailed the reporter about this Medal campaign, and as yet not surprisingly I haven`t had a reply. The more I think about it, the less likely I can see the Government or the M.O.D going for it, but as C3PO said about R2D2, "He has been known to be wrong from time to time".

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