This diamond jubilee medal seems to have caused a right stir. Jubilee Medals for Veterans | causes.com Firstly i personally dont see the need for it, id rather money be spent on more worthwhile things such as training and kit. I dont need a medal to tell me i was at a jubilee. i fully appriecate the occasion should be celeberated but dont see the need to slap a gong on for it. Secondly this petition, i was sent it via facebook, having looked at it i realised (im not saying everyone on there) the majority of people i knew who had signed it hadnt actually done an operational tour. Now this would not be a problem if they were agreeing with it for the real "Veterans" however... in most case i seen that they themselves stating "we" should recieve it. This caused me to question "what is a veteran", personally id always assumed it was someone with some operational experience? Am i right? Or anyone who has served in one way or another. Thirdly my big problem is i dont understand why a veteran would want a attendence medal? One they are no longer serving, having spoken to a few friends who have signed this they all used the same argument "i did serve her majesty at one point" thus one could argue all serving soldiers are entitled to golden jubilee. Also i dont see the attraction of it myself, a medal because of what the queen has achieved, i like medals to be for something i personally achieved. Personally i distain the idea of this hanging alongside real medals. I realise some people may say by doing this im getting more awareness to this cause, and that is valid. However im generally interested in widespread opinion. Mince.