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Another bone Diamond Jubilee Medal thread.........

#1
Right, at risk of people hitting me back with countless links to other threads, the advice of "can't you use a search engine thicko"... etc etc, I raise my head above the parapet:

I know there are many threads about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal on here where everybody's eligibility, from Field Marshall The Lord Guthrie to my local postman, has been discussed but due to a combination of a) not finding the answer to my particular situation and b) not having a massive amount of time to sift through them all, I was wondering if anybody more enlightened than me could help:

I served 8 years from 2000 - 2008 in the regular infantry, had 6 months out completely, then joined my local TA infantry unit and have qualified for three consecutive bounties. Reading through the directive last night issued by the medal head-shed, I was still none the wiser to whether or not actually I qualify. There are many references to 'broken service' being okay as long as aggregated service equates to 5 years so if I had been a regular, left but then rejoined the regular army i would be ok. Likewise, if I was in the TA, achieved 8 bounties, had a bit of a break and then returned for another 3 bounties, i would be okay. Didn't see no reference to the ex-regulars who join the TA.

Any help / withering put-downs appreciated.
 
#4
You satisfy the time criterion. What is not clear is if you satisfy the remaining criteria, ie you must be still serving on the 6th Feb, and you must have qualified for your bounty.
 
#6
As I understand it, you qualify for it with aggregated service, minimum of 5 years in a recognised role and serving in a recognised role on Feb 6th.

A mate in the UK Police is eligible this way, (if he isn't sacked/killed in the next 5 days) but he has to apply for one, it's not automatically issued, and he has to show and prove to his CoC, his eligibility.
 
#7
Crucial point for TA personnel is

1). You are serving on 6 Feb.
2). You get your bounty for Trg year 2011/2012.

Broken service should not be a problem for you.
 
#9
I suggest that he is keen to improve the gong dimension for use in separating young ladies from their knickers !!

Is there any better reason ?

That or he is an apparently Scottish Drum Major of legendary service !
 
#11
........A mate in the UK Police is eligible this way, (if he isn't sacked/killed in the next 5 days) but he has to apply for one, it's not automatically issued, and he has to show and prove to his CoC, his eligibility.
So the Filth get it too? Good news. I can't wait to take the piss out of my brother when he shows up with plastic bling tat stuck to his stab vest.

Mutley walt.
 
#12
So the Filth get it too? Good news. I can't wait to take the piss out of my brother when he shows up with plastic bling tat stuck to his stab vest.

Mutley walt.
*cough* He's (my mate, not your brother) got 12 years and a couple of operational tours under his big fat cop belt. Take the piss anyway. Like me he doesn't give a rats arrse.
 
#13
*cough* He's (my mate, not your brother) got 12 years and a couple of operational tours under his big fat cop belt. Take the piss anyway. Like me he doesn't give a rats arrse.
Admirable but not relevant if they are getting it for being Plods.

no disrespect to your mate, maximum disrespect to my brother though
 
#16
It's not a military piece of tin. You do understand that don't you?
Of course. I'm laughing because its precisely that. A piece of tin dispensed as freely as free johnnies on student freshers week.

it's a "I was there at the right time to get a piece of tin"medal. Worthless and an utter waste of public money

Gallantry and Campaign medals I can understand. Even DSOs and the like for effective and proven leadership. But this? No.

Yet people will queue up for it
 
#17
Of course. I'm laughing because its precisely that. A piece of tin dispensed as freely as free johnnies on student freshers week.

it's a "I was there at the right time to get a piece of tin"medal. Worthless and an utter waste of public money

Gallantry and Campaign medals I can understand. Even DSOs and the like for effective and proven leadership. But this? No.

Yet people will queue up for it
Why then, are you getting your applecatchers in such a twist then, if it's just a worthless piece of tin? I happen to think it's irrelevant and uncalled for, as well as a bit cheap and nasty looking, much like its predecessor, the QGJM. However, I will still wear it on Remembrance Parade, because regs say I must. What's the big deal?
 
#18
Of course. I'm laughing because its precisely that. A piece of tin dispensed as freely as free johnnies on student freshers week.

it's a "I was there at the right time to get a piece of tin"medal. Worthless and an utter waste of public money

Gallantry and Campaign medals I can understand. Even DSOs and the like for effective and proven leadership. But this? No.

Yet people will queue up for it
I thought there was going to be row, but we are on the same side. I've got my real ones, and that'll do me. ;-)

I was just offering advice to the OP, and I'll leave it there.
 

chrisg46

LE
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#19
Crucial point for TA personnel is

1). You are serving on 6 Feb.
2). You get your bounty for Trg year 2011/2012.

Broken service should not be a problem for you.
Really? That's vaguely irritating. This is the first year since 96 I won't get my bounty, cos I have spent most of the last year working for another part of HMG many miles from home.
 

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