Veteran’s medal to be returned after Navy row
A FALKLANDS veteran who said he was forced to leave the Royal Navy because of his sexuality is to have his medal returned to him.
Joe Ousalice, 68, said he had a medal for long service and good conduct confiscated when he was discharged after revealing his bisexuality before a court martial in 1993.
He added that he had to take the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to court in order to secure the return of the medal.
Mr Ousalice was “treated in a way that would not be acceptable today” and will have the medal returned to him, said a Ministry of Defence spokesman, who also apologised for his treatment.