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The government has commissioned a new review into the rules surrounding the awarding of military medals. It gives hope to hundreds of veterans from South who may finally be awarded medals for their campaigns in the Arctic during the Second World War. The review will be chaired by Sir John Holmes.
The government is expected to make an announcement on plans to provide veterans of the arctic conflict during the Second World War a medal. Veterans groups have been campaigning for many years for their actions during the war to recognised.