Just trying to work what the record is for gongs. Not what you're thinking though! I know of a thoroughly decent gentleman who has just completed his Colour Service. This gentleman had the unfortunate knack of been in the right place at the wrong time (or any variation of) for 22 years (his trade is currently deployed in over 25 countries). His sum total of chest decoration? 15 years undetected crime and HM's 50th. Can any 22 year man not on restrictive service beat that?