House of Commons
SERVICE MEDAL FOR OPERATION RELENTLESS
EDM #2290
Tabled 10 April 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House recognises the sacrifice made by the submariners of Her Majesty’s Royal Navy and the dedication of shipwrights and craftsmen across the United Kingdom in constructing and maintaining the Royal Navy submarines in which they serve; commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of UK continuous at-sea deterrence, known as Operation Relentless, which has maintained a nuclear deterrent patrol round the clock since April 1969; calls for formal recognition of their service with the introduction of a special service medal for all former and current submariners who have served on patrol in the ongoing Operation Relentless; and further calls on the Government to establish a working group to work with the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals to introduce this medal.