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I demand a medal

#1
I demand a medal... I went to Northern Ireland with the father (who was serving over there) for the 6 months of ceasefire... He got a medal! Where the hell is mine! yeh I may have been 6 months old but it's not the bloody point.
 
#2
I demand a medal... I went to Northern Ireland with the father (who was serving over there) for the 6 months of ceasefire... He got a medal! Where the hell is mine! yeh I may have been 6 months old but it's not the bloody point.
Did you stay in the 'Duncairn Gardens Hotel' on your soiree across the water?

6 Months old? Ain't aged much, then!
 
#5
Did you stay in the 'Duncairn Gardens Hotel' on your soiree across the water?

6 Months old? Ain't aged much, then!
He's right. Out on patrol before he'd even qualified on the range, checking his buggy every morning for IEDs and having to consider his ROEs before blowing off. It's not easy at that age, I can tell you.
 
#6
you may laugh but at a recent tour of the Firepower museum the curator was taking us through the medals gallery.

he told a story of one of the navys maids having a baby on the morning of a battle (possibly trafalga). Many years later that young baby applied for his medal as all men onboard ships were entitled to it and he recieved it!
 
#7
Medals......
Just another set of fiddly things that have to be polished. The only ones remotely worth having are those that confer an annuity on the holder; or ones that can be sold at Sotheby's for enough cash to buy a beach bungalow somewhere warm and easy going...
 
#8
Medals......
Just another set of fiddly things that have to be polished. The only ones remotely worth having are those that confer an annuity on the holder; or ones that can be sold at Sotheby's for enough cash to buy a beach bungalow somewhere warm and easy going...
I hear Koh Samui is nice but it's full of people living in Bungalows, amazing how many VC winners are pulling up Sandbags here.
 
#9
I hear Koh Samui is nice but it's full of people living in Bungalows, amazing how many VC winners are pulling up Sandbags here.
The closest I came to VC was VD.
Unfortunately I didn't get it in Koh Samui. Depending on the incubation period, it was probably either Suffield or Hamburg.
 
#19
Yeah. but what about us Cold War Warriors? Surely we deserve a BAOR Medal for resisting the 3rd Shock Army! :wink:


Lets see who nibbles....
I half wish we'd had the opportunity of resisting them....instead of beerily contemplating them from the nicer side of the IGB.

But yes, I think that BAOR soldiers deserve a medal for stoic resolve, dedication to purpose and relentless vigilance. It was bloody cold on Soltau, and some of the exercises we did were back breaking. It took a lot cold courage to carry on as normal, facing the daily prospect of surprise nuclear attack or massive Soviet onslaught.

Here we go........snigger.
 
#20
I half wish we'd had the opportunity of resisting them....instead of beerily contemplating them from the nicer side of the IGB.

But yes, I think that BAOR soldiers deserve a medal for stoic resolve, dedication to purpose and relentless vigilance. It was bloody cold on Soltau, and some of the exercises we did were back breaking. It took a lot cold courage to carry on as normal, facing the daily prospect of surprise nuclear attack or massive Soviet onslaught.

Here we go........snigger.
I thought Soltau was a bit declassé, so I used to like spending my time in the beautiful Luneburg extension. Usually dangling from a cam net like a sweary Thunderbird.
 

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