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Legal Challenge Being Made Against Jadotville Medal Review Group

Those behind the move say the group is too restricted by military regulations to make proper recommendations.

A legal challenge is being made against an independent review group that recommended just one bravery medal be awarded for the Siege of Jadotville.

A report published in July concluded that just the late Colonel Pat Quinlan be recognised after 158 men, including a number from the midlands, were attacked during a UN peacekeeping mission in The Congo in 1961 and later forced to surrender.

That's despite Colonel Quinlan himself recommending 32 medals be given.

One of those behind the legal action - Senator Gerard Craughwell - says the independent group is being restricted by military regulations and he wants to put a stop to their findings until the system is reformed:

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