Wednesday 19 January 2022 / 12:01 AM Afghanistan / Armed Forces / Defence / John Healey

John Healey comments on announcement of medal for troops involved in the Kabul airlift

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, said:

“Troops involved in the Kabul airlift totally deserve a medal, and Labour has argued this since early September.

“This was a crisis mission in a conflict zone and our UK forces were exceptional evacuating over 15,000 people facing Taliban threats.

“The military medal is a fitting recognition of their bravery and professionalism, as well as expressing the pride and respect the nation feels in their service.”