§ Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for India what medal is to be given to the troops employed in the operations on the Afghan frontier last year, and in the Waziristan campaign during the present year; and whether these troops will be eligible for the Victory medal?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The Army Order conveying His Majesty's approval to the grant of the India General Service Medal, 1908, with a clasp inscribed, "Afghanistan, North-West Frontier, 1919," to the troops taking part in the operations against Afghanistan in 1919, is, I understand, about to be issued, if it has not already appeared. The operations in Waziristan being still in progress, the question of a medal has not yet been considered. The last part of the question, regarding the Victory Medal, should be addressed to the Secretary of State for War.