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Lost my Veterans' pin

#1
I managed to leave my Veterans' pin in the US this summer. Does anyone know how to get a replacement? I only wear it in November, so it's not screamingly urgent, but I'd like to get another one. They're on e-bay for £6.99; does anyone know if they pass muster?

And yes I know it wouldn't matter if I had any medals, but I don't. It wasn't easy defending Western democracy part-time, virtually singlehanded, y'know.
 
#12
Thanks gents. I got the impression you couldn't get another from the Veterans' Agency, but I'm obviously wrong.
I lost mine and they replaced it with a clear caveat that you get one free issue, one replacement and after that you have to pay. Pay handsomely too, do you hear? Mwawahahaha!

Actually it is a couple of quid plus P&P...
 
#15
The "coins" are very american, I recieved one from the International Police Authority in Iraq for building their camp for them..they seem to set a lot of store by them, I recieved another from our mother company which is american for " the boy done good" type of thing but would have preferred a pay rise thank you very much, not sure I would want to carry around a coin stating that I am an ex squaddie, seems a little OTT to me...brings to mind the old timer sitting at the end of the bar regaling all and sundry of his days protecting the empire.
A pin is sufficient for this old bugger - to be worn only on "ceremonial" occasions which hopefully will be few and far between.
But for those who would like a coin - go for it.
 
#17
By way of an experiment in customer relations, I e-mailed them last night asking how one gets a replacement. In the e-mail I included my postal address, and gave my service number, regiment and years in which I served.

Got a reply from them this afternoon, the replacement badge will be with me in the next 5 working days!!

How's that for service with a smile.
 
#18
By way of an experiment in customer relations, I e-mailed them last night asking how one gets a replacement. In the e-mail I included my postal address, and gave my service number, regiment and years in which I served.

Got a reply from them this afternoon, the replacement badge will be with me in the next 5 working days!!

How's that for service with a smile.
I guess it's a token of their thanks for not talking to them, the written word is so much easier than trying to decode the accent...
 

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