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Good afternoon everyone.
As an ex member of Her Majesties Armed Forces I was pleased to read an article today in the latest Royal British Legion magazine that all ex service personnel who where dismissed from the Armed Forces on the basis of their sexuality are to have any medals that were awarded to them restored, When I served in the 1980’s to 90’s if you were found out to be in the LGBT group you faced disciplinary action leading to dismissal and a loss of any medals that where awarded to you this included the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
The fight is still on though to have their pensions restored to them.
This was the biggest secret I had to keep during my time in the Forces as I did not want to be discharged from the job I loved purely because I liked to wear women’s clothing.
It has taken a long time for these servicemen and women to receive the recognition they deserve for serving Queen and Country and as the topic title says it is about time they got it.
Thank you for taking the time to read this piece.
I would like to thank you all for your comments and the thanks regarding this article, it means a lot to me.
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