John Healey – 2022 Comments on Medal for Troops at Kabul Airlift

The comments made by John Healey, the Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, on 19 January 2022.

Troops involved in the Kabul airlift totally deserve a medal, and Labour has argued this since early September.

This was a crisis mission in a conflict zone and our UK forces were exceptional evacuating over 15,000 people facing Taliban threats.

The military medal is a fitting recognition of their bravery and professionalism, as well as expressing the pride and respect the nation feels in their service.