Help please - medal id?

Rod924

LE
Kit Reviewer
#1
Whilst watching the Millies, the CO of the Rifles was wearing a gong that I have not got a scooby-do what it is. I have no llink or image, but it was a Reddish ribbon with a purple-ish thin strip down the middle with a 5 prong gold star.

Anyone know what this could be?
 

Rod924

LE
Kit Reviewer
#3
Thanks mate, looks like it, but quite surprised to see it worn in that case......But then again, times change
 
#5
Lt Col R Kershaw, C/O of 10 (V) Para in the early 90's had one from his exchange tour with 82nd Airborne during Op Granby. Raised a few eyebrows then as well.....
 
#6
Quite a few Bronze Stars have been awarded to UK personnel, and they are authorised for wear. As are selected other foreign decorations, and I believe this has been the case for some time.
 
#7
US gallantry decorations are authorised for wear in British service - this was very common in WW2. I knew a Wg Cdr who won the US Air Force Cross flying F117s over Yugoslavia as an exchange pilot.
 
#8
The RGBW regiment had a US Presiential Citation which was traditionally worn on no2's, apparently the only regiment to have it at the time it existed

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_Unit_Citation_(United_States)

The U.S. I Marine Expeditionary Force (1st MEF), consisting of the 1st Marine Division and attached units, received the Navy Presidential Unit Citation for its actions in combat in Iraq from March 21 to April 24, 2003.

Among the attached and supporting units cited were the following British units:

1st (UK) Armoured Division (-)(Reinforced)
7th Armoured Brigade
1st Battalion The Black Watch
1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
2nd Royal Tank Regiment
3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
32nd Engineer Regiment
16th Air Assault Brigade
1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment
3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment
1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment
7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines (-)
40 Commando Group
42 Commando Group
29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery
 
#9
wildcard.rgbw said:
The RGBW regiment had a US Presiential Citation which was traditionally worn on no2's, apparently the only regiment to have it at the time it existed
You're forgetting 170 Bty RA ;)
 

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