- 24-04-2012, 07:47 #1NeilCardewGuest
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possible walt? second row of medals? questionable age? is that an Afghan Article 5 on the second row?
- 24-04-2012, 08:11 #2
Beret reasonable shape, badge far too close to left eye and nowhere near ear - gotcha.
- 24-04-2012, 08:19 #3
It's the Afghan OSM minature showing the reverse of the medal. You a medal walt Neil or is it Tim ?http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/g...s_Banner04.gif
Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grown? ..... I live in a flat you stupid twat how the hell should i know .
- 24-04-2012, 08:54 #4
It's Anthony Quayle
- 24-04-2012, 08:57 #5
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
No, it isn't. The second row is the Dunkirk commemorative and the Normandy Campaign commemorative. Now piss off and take your self awarded Bosnia medal with you cock of the highest order."Intrigued by the mysterious case of the MI6 agent, he asked his daughter Izzy, 16, to climb inside an identical North Face bag to test his theory."
- 24-04-2012, 09:38 #6
Medals match in, commemorative medals warn seperate (if he was there he can wear what he wants). What is making you call Walt? Are you gonna be a bloke and ask him? He shouldn't be hard to find! I'm sure it list his name,area and association!
Rather you than me
- 24-04-2012, 09:43 #7
- Join Date
- Apr 2007
- The Mainland, Noo Zild.
Apology? Fullsome and unambiguous please.
I doubt even the most deluded walt would attempt to join the PRA let alone be a member.
Last edited by Pitswamper; 24-04-2012 at 09:46."Tho' I've belted you and flayed you, By the livin' Gawd that made you, You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!" Mr Kipling Poet and baker.
- 24-04-2012, 09:45 #8
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Ruddy everywhere at the moment.
Totally unrelated to the first post, but have a read of this obituary: Brigadier Tony Hunter-Choat - Telegraph
If you were in a pub and someone told you "I was a soldier in the FFL, left after 5 years with loads of medals for slotting Algerians, became an officer in the Gurkhas, then the Royal Artillery before being given command of an SAS Regiment without having done selection" you would poke him in the eye and call him a lying cunt. From Private to Brigadier: not a bad effort!Wonders if all the rumours and gossip about the cock Camberwell Carrot being a pederast are true.
- 24-04-2012, 09:45 #9
What's the last medal on his 'official' rack? I recognise the war medals and GSM (presumably Palestine) but not the green and yellow one.
- 24-04-2012, 09:51 #10
Let's just remind ourselves who is calling this grand old gentleman a Walt shall we?
I have been pointed here by a recent facebook comment and to say I'm suprised at some of you would be an understatement.
Commemorative medals arent worn to suggest that the wearer is in receipt of an official award, they are simply commemorative! Stone me its not difficult! Like the poster MuttzNuttz I too was days away from a medal, I was hit by a speeding (UK military!) vehicle in Sarajevo 1993, I had been in country 23 days and was subsequently discharged with multiple ongoing injuries centred around my shoulders and upper back. I tried appealing twice, once by letter to a medals agency in an RAF base (who on the phone were about as dismissive as can be) and once through my local MP to attain the relevant award but was unsuccesful both times.
However, I wear it now, I have been out 17 years this summer and see no issue with wearing a medal that signifies and confirms my input to that particular operation and I will continue to do so. I rightfully earned the QGJM and Cadet Forces Medal for services to the ACF and will be proud to mount the QDJM this month, the fact that I, as an adult, still carrying injuries sustained on operations choose to wear an award that is defined by the ridiculous concept of how many days you spend in a hostile environment and not actually being awarded for being IN a hostile environment is to me no issue, it harms no one and it reminds me of why I spend weeks at a time on the sick with ongoing pain and issues.
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