Coun Whittle, who himself spent five days in Afghanistan last year, said: "It is an insult to all those troops who genuinely deserve a medal
for their service.
Ken, of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, said: "We all deserve a medal
for what we went through.
Leonard, 83, one of Britain's youngest recruits when he joined HMS Iron Duke in 1939, added: "I believe those wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan deserve a medal
as it costs pennies to produce but would mean a great deal to every one of them.
THE family of hero Sergeant Lee Johnson - killed in the battle against the Taliban on Sunday - deserve a medal
, the soldier's MP said yesterday.