k,thank you. I will do what you have so kindly suggested.I really want to understand the issues.
On the face of it,Governments seem to be mean spirited about recognising acts and campaigns they commit our warriors to.,or if they do,it comes so late as to not be enjoyed by the persons who earned them.
I would have thought that within reason,and so as not to corrupt the significance of medals commemorating certain campaigns,they could strike a medal for significant events. I realise you can't have medals struck for each and every campaign or action-that would make a mockery of the system,but additionally,delaying ,sometimes for decades,the approval and striking of a particular medal also is akin to reluctantly acknowledging one should have been struck years before,and does not match the speed at which Governments commit personnel to actions and campaigns in the first place.
I get very confused by this kind of thinking.
I appreciate your time very much !