§ 11. Mr. SORENSEN
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty 1361 whether he will discontinue the practice of demanding from ex-service men the return of good conduct medals because of crimes or misdemeanours committed after their discharge and while in civil occupation?
The Naval long service and good conduct medal is not usually forfeited for offences committed after discharge from the Service, nor is the long service and good conduct medal, awarded for service in any of the various Reserves, usually forfeited for offences committed after discharge from the Reserve. The Admiralty, however, must reserve the right to impose forfeiture in cases of exceptional gravity.