LGBT Falklands veteran's joy at medal return
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LGBT Falklands veteran's joy at medal return

A Falklands veteran forced out of the Royal Navy due to his sexuality has had a medal returned to him 27 years after it was cut off his chest.

Joe Ousalice was a radio operator for 18 years, but was discharged in 1993 because of a ban on LGBT people serving in the armed forces.

Mr Ousalice, of Southampton, was "over the moon" to get the medal back.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) previously admitted its policy had been "wrong, discriminatory and unjust".

  • 22 Jan 2020
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