Wearing of commemorative medals.

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  1. Nulli_Boy
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    Nulli_Boy War Hero

    Just a heads up on whether you can wear commemorative medals ie: Border service the Hong Kong medal or BFG medal alongside awarded medals ie : GSM etc ? or should they be mounted and worn separately ?

    I wait with baited breath for you replies !
     
  2. ex_donkey_man
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    I know people say you can, (If you've finshed your service) but a few tailors I know have said that people have asked for them mounted together, then once they've seen them, they want them removed. It seems that a lot of veterans on Rememberance day wear two sets (In my area). One for issued, one below it for other medals aquired. I think most people find it a bit "Waltish" to have them together. Plus if you're the only one, you might look at bit strange.
     
  3. Gungythree
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    I have a Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal (PJM )mounted next a GSM with a Borneo clasp,

    I've been out for over twenty years so I dont give a **** what anybody says :)
     
  4. marco_poloroid
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    Wear them with pride. If you really don't care that quite a lot of people will think you are a complete and utter tool.
     
  5. Nulli_Boy
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    Thanks for your responses guys they are not mine but a friends and it is to settle a difference of opinion,i understood that they were to be worn separately !
     
  6. takleberry
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    takleberry Old-Salt

    RBL site says they should be worn seperately, below awarded medals:rmp:
     
  7. PrinceAlbert
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    Can I wear my COD5 medal that I will get when the game comes out?
     
  8. takleberry
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    takleberry Old-Salt

    Only if you don't get killed on the first day you get it, then you'll deserve the medal (chocolate of course)
    :rmp:
     
  9. seaweed
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    Bought bling is for walts. The PJM is a rather different case as it is not bought, but awarded as a gesture of gratitude by the Government of Malaysia, and is actually authorised for wear by Australian and NZ holders but, oddly, denied for us by a civil servant who has a medal authorised for wear for Antiguan independence or some such ultra-warry tamasha.
     
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  10. StickyEnd
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    Did you buy that PJM? If not, it isn't the same thing. Personally, I would not wear an unauthorised medal, but I would not criticise anyone wearing any awarded medal and TBQFH, I would not criticise someone wearing a bought one if they actually did the time/service it claims. I wouldn't wear one (my choice), if you wanna, then do so. Not that I think that you will actually give a **** about my opinion.
     
  11. Gungythree
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    It was awarded, it was also approved by HM,it was only some gobby civil servant that said it couldn't be worn on uniform, most Borneo vets are old feckers now :) being a Jock, if they had asked for money I'd never have bothered :)

    I respect your opinion though, cheeky **** that you are :)
     
  12. StickyEnd
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    Falls over nearest chair and goes into a faint.


    I am a **** though. A cheeky one as well and I promise to give-a-**** tomorrow.
     
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  13. Slightly off thread (but only slightly). If the Queen has said you can wear it, how can some Civil Servant turn round and countermand her order? I'm confuddled...
     
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  14. 263A
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    263A War Hero

    Nice one 111,you little green smelly object.
     
  15. Gungythree
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    Have a look on here Legs The Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal