Aussies get New Volunteer medal for six years service.

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  1. I have just seen the design of the new Australian Defense (Volunteer) medal , and can only say I am envious of all the OZ guys who qualify for this medal. Good on the OZ government for striking such a rewarding OFFICIAL medal.  
     
    http://www.asacaustralia.com/defence%20medal.htm
     
    After 12 years service as a British serviceman all I can do in the UK is buy this commemorative Volunteer medal.  
     
    http://www.bigburymint.com/detail.php?bigburysession=abfe2e08447b0c23848 55c7274ceb765&pid=24
     
    Its not a tin medal, in fact its exellent quality in sterling silver, but its still an unofficial medal and is not allowed to be worn even under official medals, by servicemen an veterans alike.

    What do readers think should HMG strike an OFFICIAL Volunteer medal for British servicemen who have served for more than 6 years?
     
    Trueseeker
     
     
     
  2. Because they'll make it 10 years + , u must have had uninterrupted TAEC and other jumps and hoops
     
  3. the link isn't working very well, is it under "Veterans and commorative medals" ?
    if so which medal we are talking about ?
     
  4. Yeah, its called a "Voluntary service medal " in sterling silver

    Under the veterans & commemorative section

    http://www.bigburymint.com/
     
  5. Because they'll make it 10 years + , u must have had uninterrupted TAEC and other jumps and hoops

    Do you mean the OZ medal?

    They have already set the qualifing period as six years for the OZ medal.

    http://www.asacaustralia.com/defence%20medal.htm

    In the British services you have to wait 18 years army and 15 years navy to get FSGC medal. And even then its more to do with good conduct than long service, if you been a naughty boy, bang goes your medal.
     
  6. Because they'll make it 10 years + , u must have had uninterrupted TAEC and other jumps and hoops

    Do you mean the OZ medal?

    They have already set the qualifing period as six years for the OZ medal.

    http://www.asacaustralia.com/defence%20medal.htm

    In the British services you have to wait 18 years army and 15 years navy to get FSGC medal. And even then its more to do with good conduct than long service, if you been a naughty boy, bang goes your medal.
     
  7. Sorry don't we have the VRSM for 10 years service?