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Herrick isaf

#1
Seeing as this is a really active part of the forum, thought I would post my question here, that and I don't want to look like a mong and ask the admin office.

Was recently issued the ISAF medal, the one to accompany Herrick, now my question is what the **** do I do with it? I understand that it is more of a chocolate medal more than anything but do we wear it? Or can I flog it for a few beer tokens?
 
#3
Do what everybody else does, frame it - together with a suitably warry snap (Photoshopped if necessary) - and hang it on your* bog wall.

*If you don't have a bog wall of your own upon which to hang it, it makes a really thoughtful (i.e. cheap) Christmas present for Granny.
 

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#6
I think it's not even MOD money, but presented by NATO (so a lot of it is Yank and Kraut money, which is much more palatable). I've got three of the bloody things, as they seem to give one every time you turn up for a few weeks, let alone a full tour. They aren't engraved with anything, so feel free to have them engraved and present them to whoever you wish.

One of mine will probably end up in a box on the wall when I finally admit I'm too old for this crap.

Oh, and don't keep them in your grots drawer - they are medals, easily earned, bling for the use of, and will thus only serve to attract Crabs.
 
#7
A cunning mate of mine has 2 sets of minitures, 1 with Telic and Herrick to be worn under normal circumstances with his peers, the second with the addition of the ISAF choccy one to be worn in exceptional circumstances i.e. OTC balls.

When it comes to tart magnets, every little helps.
 
#8
I think it's not even MOD money, but presented by NATO (so a lot of it is Yank and Kraut money, which is much more palatable). I've got three of the bloody things, as they seem to give one every time you turn up for a few weeks, let alone a full tour. They aren't engraved with anything, so feel free to have them engraved and present them to whoever you wish.

One of mine will probably end up in a box on the wall when I finally admit I'm too old for this crap.

Oh, and don't keep them in your grots drawer - they are medals, easily earned, bling for the use of, and will thus only serve to attract Crabs.
I was never issued one so if you want to unload one I'll take one of your hands as I have a commemorative dagger (Herrick 14 so I was with a cdo sqn) and thought I'd put the medal in a frame with that.

Or if anyone can tell me how I should go about getting the one I'm entitled to that would help.
 
#9
A cunning mate of mine has 2 sets of minitures, 1 with Telic and Herrick to be worn under normal circumstances with his peers, the second with the addition of the ISAF choccy one to be worn in exceptional circumstances i.e. OTC balls.

When it comes to tart magnets, every little helps.
Super cunning and good drills! Although if I were single I would take it one step further, and add the American tat I got for turning up and being a nice bloke. It may be chippy, but I've seen HCR blokes sporting the ISAF gong and Welsh Guardsmen wearing the screamingly **** EU one at the HAC - since its their job to set the tone, I blame my betters. Frankly scummy northerners like me don't know no better.
 
#10
mine just appeared in the post one day (unlooked for or requested) with no note or return adress about a year after i got back. still not sure whether this is some sore of mafioso style veiled threat
 
#12
Super cunning and good drills! Although if I were single I would take it one step further, and add the American tat I got for turning up and being a nice bloke. It may be chippy, but I've seen HCR blokes sporting the ISAF gong and Welsh Guardsmen wearing the screamingly **** EU one at the HAC - since its their job to set the tone, I blame my betters. Frankly scummy northerners like me don't know no better.
EU 'Althea' is endorsed, therefore, should be wearing it!
 
#16
yeah I never got one either, I want to get amongst all this medal waltery. Also my shit house wall is bare and I have a few ally phots I could pair it up with.
 
#17
A cunning mate of mine has 2 sets of minitures, 1 with Telic and Herrick to be worn under normal circumstances with his peers, the second with the addition of the ISAF choccy one to be worn in exceptional circumstances i.e. OTC balls.

When it comes to tart magnets, every little helps.
This "mate" of yours has just given me an extremely good idea :D
 
#18
This "mate" of yours has just given me an extremely good idea :D
Cunning indeed. But how far to take this? Is there an acceptable pukka Brit to buckshee foreign gong ratio? I have a friend whose "secondary" rack, if he went down this route, would read (left to right):

Pukka
Pukka
QDJM
STAB
Septic - just about permissible although not authorised
Septic - WTF is that
NATO

Frankly, that is such a Waltfest that, if busted, the slagging would eventually get to him.
 
#20
As of January the ISAF medal now comes with multiple tour indicators to acknowledge how many times you have been. If any of you transfer outside of the British army to either the Australian or New Zealand army then this medal can be worn along with other British medals earned.
 

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