The HD Committee --The Inter- Departmental Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals (Eight un-elected Civil Servants) have decided that Prince William will be permitted to wear his Joint Services Achievement Medal --For services to the US Coastguard-- to be worn alongside his Imperial Golden Jubilee Medal. This same un-elected Committee had earlier decided that those servicemen (and women?) who risked their lives in Borneo and Malaya would not be permitted to wear the Pinjat Jasa Malaysia Medal alongside their Imperial ones. This medal together with miniature and ribbon was awarded absolutely free of charge, by the Malaysian Government to those British and Nepalese who had served their country (indirectly) in the 1950's. So far as I am aware (willing to be put right) Not one of those eight Senior Civil Servants ( who enjoy several days in london in 5 star hotels deliberating on such things) have ever served in the armed Forces.