Welcome to the British Cold War Veterans
Veterans are those people who served in HM armed forces (Regular and
during the Cold War (1945 – 1991), a period which has been described
‘most dangerous time ever in world history’ when
the powers of
both East and
West squared up militarily taking everyone to the brink of global
It was a
fought covertly and in secret, but one in which the men and women of
Britain’s armed forces, who served during this period, were in a
of readiness for what was seen as being mankind’s final conflict.
country and the Western world enjoyed throughout this time owes much
to the men
and women of Britain’s armed forces who stepped forward ready to
their lives if necessary, its values and democracy.
at home, in
Europe, with NATO, and many other parts of the world, but they
invited for membership
MEDAL REVIEW UPDATE
Following a lot of hard work by representatives on behalf of British
Cold War Veterans in compiling a comprehensive submission for the
governments official Medal Review and meeting with Sir John Holmes
who was tasked with conducting the review to submit to government we
have been made aware of the result of the review in respect of our
official submission for a Cold War Medal:
The review concludes that in respect of a Cold War Medal: This is
at least partly swept up in the separate review on the merits of a
National Defence Medal, and is not therefore recommended for further
consideration at this stage.
AMSC Recommendation: Agree – not for review.
So despite conducting an official review and lengthy delays, the
review findings have concluded that our submission for a Cold War
Medal is not for review????
Please rest assured that although things may seem quiet, the BCWV
will continue to seek further clarification on this matter. Our
thanks go to Squadron Leader (Rtd) Paul Tofi (ex RAF) and Andy
Davies (ex RAF) for all their time and hard work in preparing a very
detailed submission and meeting with Sir John Holmes on behalf of
all Cold War Veterans.