Furious families demand the return of war medals for soldiers killed in combat over Tony Blair knighthood

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Families of Iraqi soldiers who were killed in combat have expressed their dismay at Tony Blair’s decision to knight him and said that they would hand their medals back.

Families of Iraqi soldiers who were killed in the war are outraged that Tony Blair was knighted. They have promised to return their medals.

An online petition calling for the removal of the former PM from the New Year Honours List has been signed by more than 620,000 people.

Blair, the longest-serving Labour prime minister, was made a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. This is the oldest and most senior British Order of Chivalry.

It is an honor bestowed upon former premiers, and it is entirely Her Majesty’s gift. This award was not made on the advice the government.

The move has sparked a massive backlash with scores of people pointing to his decision not to go to war in Iraq.

Angus Scott started the PetitionIt was posted on Change.org shortly after the news broke, and has been supported by hundreds of thousands.

Mark Thompson, the father of Kevin Thompson, was killed in Iraq by his brother. He is upset about Blair being knighted for his son’s murder.

Kevin was shot and killed in an IED attack near Basra in 2007. Mr Thompson, now 61, has promised to return the Elizabeth Cross.

Silver Screen Beat was his interview: “I don’t think the Queen has thought how this decision will upset the families.”

Adding: “My son died because of Tony Blair ’s lies. I’ll go to Windsor and give the medal to a guard and they can give it to the Queen.”

Rose Gentle (58), whose 19-year-old son Gordon died in 2004, plans on returning his Elizabeth Cross.

“If Blair had decency, he would not accept the honour,”She spoke.

The war resulted in the deaths and injuries of thousands of people, including British military personnel.

The Chilcot Report, a public inquiry into the Iraq War found that Blair was the one who led the country to an invasion. “unnecessary war”With Iraq.

Keir Sterner, current Labour leader, supports the awarding of a knighthood to Blair.

He shared his thoughts with ITV’s Good Morning Britain “I think he deserves the honour. Obviously I respect the fact that people have different views.

“I know there are strong views about the Iraq War. There were strong views back then and they still exist, but it does not diminish the fact that Tony Blair was an extremely successful prime minister and made a tremendous difference in the lives of millions.