My Father served in. G Battery ( Mercers Troop) 5 RHA He was called up in Oct 1940 ,went to N Africa May 1942,Italy 1943 came back to Uk landed Normandy on day 2 D Day. Ended up in Germany till 1946 then returned UK for demob in 1946 It has been suggested that he should also have earned a Defence Medal is this correct and if so can it still be claimed? . be .