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MISSING ARMY RECORDS AND THE ACCUMULATED CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 320: tabled on 09 December 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that the Ministry of Defence has admitted that essential documentation relating to the duties served by soldiers in the Ulster Defence Regiment between 1970 and 1975 has been destroyed; recognises that many soldiers have thereby been deprived of their entitlement to be awarded the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal; deplores the fact that cases exist where the Board set up to adjudicate on these awards has refused to accept as a substitute, for the 'MOD destroyed' records, signed statements from commanding officers confirming the number of duties served by soldiers then under their command; and believes that in all cases such evidence should be accepted and soldiers who, with courage and dedication, served the community should not be disadvantaged because of a bureaucratic error.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.