8th Army Clasp

The following written exchange is between Battalion member Gordon Wallace and the Australian Government as representing the Queen. 

The first letter is an eloquent request for her to rectify a long-standing inequality and inconsistency in the awarding of more equitous official recognition of participation in the North African campaign.


Africa Star and 8th Army Clasp  




These are photos of the Africa Star and 8th Army Clasp,
and a closeup of the clasp that is under dispute.






This is Gordon's initial letter to the Queen.


8th Army Clasp Fed Govt response 1

























Here is the response from the Australian federal Government in 2013.



This is Gordon's response to this Government's letter. 

Needless to say, Gordon will be pursuing the matter further with the new Government.