Even If I'm Uninformed.
Why on earth not? regardless of any British honour, bravery, in my view, is worthy of as many medals as offered. When we witness the vast array of "honours" adorning the chests of Royalty, often linked to overseas awards, plus dubious others of a home grown nature, then this denial looks to OR even more sniffy.
Still, soon there will be a cabinet of EU honours to be had, for the bureaucrats now ruling the roost. I guess they don't want any competition from veterans who actually fought to keep Britain sovereign. Rather they seek honours for handing us over to all and sundry, without a shot being fired.