German government to issue medal to all BAOR /Nato

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  1. Scnellimbiss
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    Heard that the German government are going to issue a Medal to all allied Forces that served in Germany before 1989.To qualify you had to have served at least two years on German soil with Nato forces. - about time too !!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Rumrunner
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    Where did you hear that?
  3. jonathon
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    how do i get mine ?
  4. Scnellimbiss
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    Rumour control - overheard someone in my local British Legion talking - I will write to the German Embassy in London and see what they say.
  5. Mike_2817
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    The BAOR Medal comes under a group of medals classed as "Commemorative Medals" which are not approved by H.M. Government but Veterans can buy!
    I have seen these worn on the medal bar or below it as a second set!

    http://www.cjmedals.co.uk/military_medals.html

    Bit Waltish to me! as no check is made as to entitlement....
  6. Rumrunner
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    I saw this advertisement in SAGA Magazine July 04

    DID YOU SERVE IN GERMANY 1945-1989?

    Do you know about the commemorative medal for British Forces Germany? This medal has been commissioned by the Royal British Legion Industries who benefit from the sale.

    Application form and details of this medal (costs approx £32.50) Web site WWW.awardmedals.com

    Perhaps that is what they were talking about?
  7. Mike_2817
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    You admit to reading SAGA Magazine?

    Yes that is the same idea as the "Commemorative Medals" I wrote about!

    From www.awardmedals.com

  8. mistersoft
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    Fcuk it, I'll stick with the bockwurst.
  9. banjotrooper
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    If it aint issued, it aint worth didly squat! OK, maybe a donation to whoever, but wear it and you wont need me to tell how you how you'll feel! I have a BAOR commemorative medal and I can't wear it, it just doesn't feel right! I now have it hanging in my den. My issued gongs are priceless! Each to their own. I jump into my trench and await the counter battery fire! :wink:
  10. Cpl_ripper
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    I agree mate, Whats the point of having a tin gong for living on cheap fags, cars, booze and having probably the best time of our young lives. utter shat and not worth a ration card and 200 B and H. Next you'll be able to get a ribbion for it If you spent more than 10 mins in the que for the bratty stand or really understood what the feck mergastrawer was :p
  11. A_Knocker_Till_The_End
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    do not need a medal to remind me of those days......................................... i have a german beer belly that i have to endure every day that remains intact & reminds me every day of what went on during those days. :D :D :D :D
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  12. Steven
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    [Spotter mode on] Mehrwertsteuer = Value Added Tax [Spotter mode off]

    Can I have a medal now?
  13. BlackHand
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  14. Mike_2817
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    Mit Mayo or without VAT?
  15. SilsoeSid
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    British Forces Germany Commemorative Medal 1945 - 1989

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    A souvenir, like the 'Queens Silver Jubilee' and the 'Charles and Diana' Wedding Coins.
    Nice to have, but keep tucked away!
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