- 13-06-2012, 00:07 #31
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- 13-06-2012, 00:42 #32
In my opinion, for what it's worth.
If someone has earned the medal(s) and are entitled to wear them, they should do so however they wish, paying them the respect and the personal standards that are befitting.
But as I say that's just my opinion."It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others."
- 13-06-2012, 00:51 #33
If you thought that was appropriate 3123......just watch your budgie on the pin !!!!"It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others."
- 13-06-2012, 12:14 #34
- 13-06-2012, 12:27 #35
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I don't wear mine on anything, but I've not really seen that in my force. There was a poll on a plod forum about it. But reading it suggested that 60% of those that answered were not entitled to the QDJM, the same amount again never had any other medals and about 60% again said that people should wear ribbons.
If I get told to wear mine, I will, otherwise I'll leave them off.A fart is nothing more than an imprisoned turd, crying for help.
- 13-06-2012, 12:59 #36
His shouty weekly muster parade, professionalism, sense of fair play and immaculate uniform were a wonder to behold, even to my eyes, having completed 13 years regular Army service before I went plod.
I had family living in Ashford at the time, and a month or so after I passed out, a cousin died tragically in a motorcycle accident. I got permission to travel from Maidenhead and stay overnight, with scoff, at the college together with my younger sister. After breakfast on the morning of the funeral, I sought him out to thank him, and within 2 minutes of friendly banter my sister was in tears. How could such a hard looking man with uniform creases like razors, and resplendent in a slashed peak be so gentle and understanding?
His passing, and the binning of drill/saluting/tunics was the end of an era.If you are an ex-serviceman or woman who wants to network mutual commercial interests, you can PM me for an invite to join the new ARRSE Business Group.
- 13-06-2012, 13:12 #37
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He was a top Man I remember him well from Cwmbran DPTC, It would be an interesting conversation between him, Winsor and all the other Politico's who believe tradition means nothing. A majority of the discipline in the Police during my time was imported from the military and as much as half of all intakes were ex services. You think the Police are shoite now? I cannot wait until it is staffed by child fucking graduates with their common sense approach to conflict. Don't swear at me I'v got a degree. Fuck off!
- 13-06-2012, 13:30 #38
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- 13-06-2012, 13:57 #39
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- Apr 2007
I think they look frankly quite pants on a stabbie but each to his/her own,also the thought of sticking them on my issue fleece makes me want to gag as I think they would look a bit ridiculous.
One of our Inspectors wears his jubilee duo and LSGC ribbons on his and asked me "SC Pimp dont you do the same with your campaign medals etc "
I answered "no offence sir but they look a bit gash on a fleece"
I do have a tunic and have them sewn on that but quite frankly its very rarely worn (if ever)
I think they should be on your tunic (if you are lucky enough to have one)and perhaps (although it sounds a bit american)as pin on bars on your white shirt and thats it.
I have never heard of anyone in my force discouraging officers from wearing ribbons from previous military service.
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- 13-06-2012, 15:22 #40
Actually, he does have a point insofar as there was an attempt in the early noughties to do away with the more" militaristic" traditions and become more touchy feely despite the fact that those traditions had been built up over many years and with good reason as a uniformed disciplined service was, amazingly enough, best run along militaristic lines.
Instead, it was believed that if you had a qualification in industrial management and had experience of running say a supermarket then you were somehow manifestly qulaified to run an emergency service. The old style promotion exams were done away with and dismissed as anachronistic.
Strangely enough, they are now making a comeback after several years of people being promoted colossally beyond their ability because in their potential leadership scenario they did well in role play as an imaginary airport check-in manager or event organiser.
Anyhow, back on thread, the new style duty rig uniform would probably not cut it doing double and single sentry working with a drum on the square at Pirbright, but after attending emergencies wearing heavy serge trousers and a collar and tie under PPE. The change was welcome, and besides medal ribbons would still have looked gash on a nato pully or a blue or white cotton shirt.Political correctness, A discredited and dogmatic ideology, the antithesis of free speech,
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