"Mentioned in Dispatches"...What does that mean?

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It's a case of perspective I guess. Some VCs were awarded under dubious circumstances during WW1, likewise there were dodgy calls with regard the award of at least one DSO during the Falklands.

I'm still baffled why three Royal Marines hanging onto the outside of Apache aircraft during a casualty recovery operation were awarded nothing whilst the 3 Apache pilots got DFCs and the co-pilots & a Royal Engineer (also outside the aircraft) got MC's.

Ninja, at the time, I seem to recall that the rationale was that the Corps was traditionally a "hard marker". I may, of course, be talking loblocks.............
 

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Ninja, at the time, I seem to recall that the rationale was that the Corps was traditionally a "hard marker". I may, of course, be talking loblocks.............
Yep, that was what I was told. "It's what we do"

It doesn't wash in my book because it otherwise devalues the bravery of those awarded in the same action. Gash admin more like.
 
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