|When - and if - I can
induce old soldiers to talk about their medals, they all say the same thing
- That they had seen a dozen acts of outstanding courage every day, but
they were just "in the right place at the right time."
Medals are awarded
for acts of outstanding courage (immediate) or continued periods of
outstanding service (periodic) . Often a whole section or platoon of
men deserved to recognised but often it was only the Officer or Senior
NCO who was rewarded.