Why this snub by our leaders
3:32pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in Letters
THE snub towards serving men and women by this government continues. I served in Thailand building an airstrip for what, as far as we were concerned, were strikes on Vietnam, as we were not too far away and the strip was just long enough for American strike force planes at the time, namely the Phantom.
This was a Commonwealth exercise so a medal was raised by the Australian and New Zealand governments. Our illustrious government refuses to recognise our part in it. Also it has taken until recently for it to allow people who served in Malaya during that conflict the right to wear the medal issued by the Malay government. It brings me to the big question, WHY!!
P. Nicholas Kestrel Way Newport