Institute a medal for HM Armed Forces wounded in action.

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This sort of crap pops up at least once a month on that site. It's either mis-guided members of the public or some chippy **** who hasn't got any gongs but wants one for the time he tripped and fell out the back of the Snatch they were getting a Show & Tell on.

No, no and no again.
 
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Noooooooooooooooooooooo not again!

Mods please, please delete.

OP please use search function!

When do we get paid this month? Who is the most senior NCO in the British Army? Do you get a RSMs' pension if you have never been promoted in 22 years? etc etc etc.
 
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Please no. I have meet a few Purple Heart "winners", all of whom had extremely minor injuries, one caused by a vehicle accident when he drove into a shell crater.

The criteria for the Purple Heart is so sad.
 
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The criteria for the Purple Heart is so sad.
Almost as sad as the Combat Badge. We had a team shot at - two rounds from a good 400m distance. Didn't bother returning fire. Got the badge in an impressive ceremony.

Combat badge - there's a thought.
 

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Almost as sad as the Combat Badge. We had a team shot at - two rounds from a good 400m distance. Didn't bother returning fire. Got the badge in an impressive ceremony.

Combat badge - there's a thought.
I notice it's not issued to Infantry. :D

The only thing non-tour awards such as a Combat Badge / Purple Heart style things allow soldiers to do is to lord it up over those without.

"You weren't there man!"

I don't even feel we need our Jubilee or LSGC medals. Tour gongs are enough.
 

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Yeah, there's always someone harping on about it somewhere.

Long ago it would've stirred up passionate and heated debate, now nobody cares as it'd never happen anyway. :D
 
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I know! How about wound stripes, bet that's never been done!
 

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Ooooooo.... good one!

What about feathers? Every time you get hit you get a Peacock feather to wear in your beret so that everyone can see from a distance exactly how nails you are? :D
 
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Useless information interjection:

So many Purple Hearts were produced for the projected invasion of the Japanese Home Islands in 1945 that the US military are still using them!
 

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Why even bother with tour gongs?
Provided that wasn't a 'Wah', how else are you meant to bore the tits off your grandkids if you've not got some medals to pull out when you start talking about when it was you, Limbo Bob and Pudger fighting off the Iraqi hordes and discovered you only had green boilies left?
 
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Provided that wasn't a 'Wah', how else are you meant to bore the tits off your grandkids if you've not got some medals to pull out when you start talking about when it was you, Limbo Bob and Pudger fighting off the Iraqi hordes and discovered you only had green boilies left?
I'm looking forward to telling my grandkids Tales Of Sennybridge.
 
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Provided that wasn't a 'Wah', how else are you meant to bore the tits off your grandkids if you've not got some medals to pull out when you start talking about when it was you, Limbo Bob and Pudger fighting off the Iraqi hordes and discovered you only had green boilies left?
No not a wah. If you're saying the LS&GC and jubilee medals a pointless then so are tour gongs.
 

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I feel that the Jubs & LSGC are pointless, as two of them are; "You're in the job when it's someone's birthday" and one of them is; "Well done, you're still here and didn't get caught."

Also, LSGC's are spoiled by the fact that plenty of people have got one that shouldn't have due to past discrepancies quietly hushed up.

Where's the worth in them?
 
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Flying Felix said:
When do we get paid this month?
Because of the additional expense of the Summer Holidays and disruption caused by Op Olympics all personnel will be paid 1 week early - 21 Sep 12.

Flying Felix said:
Who is the most senior NCO in the British Army?
Everyone knows it's the Academy Sergeant Major because he shouts lots and comes from the Guards.

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Do you get a RSMs' pension if you have never been promoted in 22 years?
Yes, although it is a privilege being removed under the new pension rules.
 
#18
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The criteria for the Purple Heart is so sad.
The criteria for the Purple Heart are pretty clear and make sense (in the US culture) unfortunately the rules don't appear to be applied consistently across the board resulting in seemingly ridiculous awards to what are effectively accidents.
 
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All medals have to be approved by HM The Queen, so to my mind they all have to be equally earned as stated by a criteria that often has many moaning.

As for the LS&GC, the criteria is quite specific - there is no hushing up.

Your reasons are lame.
 

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Each to their own, but I know I'm prouder of my tour gongs than my Jubs and like a lot of other lads haven't bothered to get them mounted alongside the tours. I also know of several people that should never have recieved an LSGC due to previous misdemeanours, but somehow have one. So lame, but true.
 

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