Hi all, As ever I am hoping you can clarify something for me. I have to admit to being confused!!! In the mid 1990's both my parents applied for their war medals. Mum was granted a service medal and a veterans medal. Dad's medals puzzle me. He received a letter stating he was entitled to only the veterans medal - I am not convinced this is correct! Dad was born 15/4/1925. On 15 /4/1943 (his 18th birthday) he received his call up papers. Prior to this he had volunteered for Air training corps (dates unknown). After call up - he served Call up he served Cardington, Skegness, Bicester, Melksham, Defford and Morecambe. By 6 May 1945 Dad was on board Highland Chieftain on a 4 week voyage to India. He spent 2 years in India as RAF ground crew working mostly on Lancaster bombers. He returned to UK on board Queen of Bermuda that departed Bombay 30/3/1947 and finally docked in Liverpool 15/4/1947 (his 22nd birthday). As I understand it, if a person had 28 days of service up to 2 September 1945 - he would have been eligible for the the War Medal. Am I correct? Thank you for any information you may be able to give me!