The number of South Atlantic Medals awarded for the Falklands conflict 1982

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I herewith apply for the total numbers of South Atlantic Medals which were awarded to members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service for their service during the Falkland Island's conflict in 1982 both with the Rosette and without the Rosette

Yours faithfully,

Chris White

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Defence Business Services Secrtariat, Ministry of Defence

Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing to acknowledge your Freedom of Information request email
dated 16 March:

I herewith apply for the total numbers of South Atlantic Medals which were
awarded to members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service for their service
during the Falkland Island's conflict in 1982 both with the Rosette and
without the Rosette.

Your request has been logged under our reference FOI2017/03572 and the
target date for response is 19 April 2017.

Yours sincerely

DBS Secretariat Team

DBS RES-Secretariat (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr White

 

Please find attached a response to your Freedom of Information request
dated 16 March which I hope you will find helpful.

 

Regards

 

DBS Secretariat Team

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Defence's handling of my FOI request 'The number of South Atlantic Medals awarded for the Falklands conflict 1982'.

The number of RFA ships which sailed on Operation Corporate was 22. The articles for each of these ships - showing the total numbers of RFA crew members on board are still in Government hands (Registrar General of Shipping at Cardiff) thus to draw the ships articles and add up the numbers listed on each would take less than 1 day. RFA crew members on the STUFT ships were minimal - in fact of the 40 STUFT ships only 26 had RFA Crew members signed on - these amounted to 70.

I will accept the non rosette awards may be impossible to equate due to their locations during Operation Corporate (MOD Northwood, Ascension Island etc) but those who sailed on the 22 RFA ships + 70 on the STUFT ships are easily available and would take less than one day to collate. The time scale suggested by the MOD would appear to be very excessive

May my request be reviewed please

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Chris White

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr White,

Acknowledgement of Request for a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Internal Review

We acknowledge receipt of your email of 18 April 2017 and we can confirm that an internal review will be conducted of your request for information, our reference FOI2017/03572.

The Department's target for completing internal reviews is 20 working days from date of receipt and we therefore aim to complete the review and respond to you by 17 May 2017. While we are working hard to achieve this, in the interests of providing you with a realistic indication of when you should expect a response, we should advise that the majority are currently taking between 20 and 40 working days to complete.

The review will involve a full, independent reconsideration of the handling of the case as well as the final decision.

Regards,
MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

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Dear CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER),

Your reference FOI2017/03572

The response to my request is overdue or at least an indication why there is a delay. By the date provided by your e-mail you should have replied by yesterday 17 May 2017 - how much longer will I have to wait please?

Yours sincerely,

Chris White

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr White,

We regret we are not in position to provide you with a response at the 20 working-day point. A review is underway but, unfortunately, we are currently experiencing a high demand for internal reviews at the moment. In order to give you a realistic indication of when you should expect a response, this review is one likely to take between 20 and 40 working days to complete.

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of this complaint you have an absolute right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner at any time, under Section 50 of the Act.

Yours sincerely,

MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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PSA

 

MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

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