• ARRSE have partnered with Armadillo Merino to bring you an ARRSE exclusive, generous discount offer on their full price range.
    To keep you warm with the best of Merino gear, visit www.armadillomerino.co.uk and use the code: NEWARRSE40 at the checkout to get 40% off!
    This superb deal has been generously offered to us by Armadillo Merino and is valid until midnight on the the 28th of February.

LS&GC Citation

#1
Comming up to the big 15 year point of undetected crime. Can anyone give me a steer or a template for drafting a citation. Have done one all ready but a 3 * is comming to present + Ive had a sporting career so every man and his dog wants to get visibility. Any advice is there a DCI or reference document.Thanks
Jest send in your Chief an' surrender --
it's worse if you fights or you runs:
You may hide in the caves, they'll be only your graves,
but you can't get away from the guns!
 

Ventress

LE
Moderator
#2
Big up to QmanWpns, Not much respect given to the old Rooti Gong anymore, mainly by those who failed to get it.

Its still an achievement and if you didnt get it- YOU GOT CAUGHT!
 
#3
I have just dug mine out (the kind people at Sennelager did a nice framed version - which now sits in the bottom of a cupboard). It goes along the lines of:

LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL (MILITARY)

24etc SSgt Oracle T

SSgt Oracle enlisted into the Service joining the 2 Bn etc......... He has served in ... list all the countries.

During his service, SSgt Oracle has served with .... list all the units and any awards that were bestowed during each of those tours.

From the beginning of his career, SSgt Oracle has represented his Unit at both football and swimming and has been awarded Corps colours for both sports.

SSgt Oracle has been a soldier of the highest integrity, honesty and virtue. For having performed faithful and valuable service with conduct judged to be irreproachable throughout his ** years service

and

has this day been presented with the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal by:

General Blah Blah

dated and signed by the presenter (that takes a little organising).


Hope this helps.
 
#4
Not got a copy of my citation at hand however I drafted it to a template given to me by my Adjt. I guess that's the sort of thing they might keep hold of espceially as more often than not they get the lucky job or reading them out.

By the way congratulations.
 
#5
QManWpns said:
Comming up to the big 15 year point of undetected crime. Can anyone give me a steer or a template for drafting a citation

Catch me up guys. When I got mine I was a one man detachment. Medal came in brown envelope. I opened it, put medal in drawer and soldiered on. What's all this about a citation and why does - apparently - the guy have to write his own? + I'm sure mine was for 18 years undetected crimes.
 
#6
Good God ORC, how long have you been out? The qualifying period used to be 18 years but that was lowered to 15 quite some time ago. As it says on the paperwork that accompanies the medal - it is to be presented - it therefore cannot be handed over (although I do know of examples where this has happened). Drafting the initial citation for the Adjt just saves him (or her) doing the work - and probably making a better job of it.
 
#11
Oracle said:
OldRedCap said:
Oracle said:
Good God ORC, how long have you been out?
1974 after 24. Maybe that's why some of the things I write here are crap?
That's quite a while ago - so long, you nearly served in WWII :D
Only on the home front - born 1933 so I used to shout at the bombers as they dropped shyt upon us.
My early days were mentored and supervised by guys who had served 39-45. My first WOII had been a Japanese POW. The attitude to soldering was far far different to that which I often read here today. There was a lot less about serving one's country - it was seen as a job. Respect of regimental tradition was paramount. Support for one's colleagues was not drummed into us - it was made automatic during training. The discipline was harsh in respect of punishment but I do not recall being worried about that - the idea of being an offender just did not arise. I cannot think of a day when I went to bed dispirited despite what had happened during the day. And, oh yes, you could get done for dumb insubordination then - think on Blandford lads.
 
#17
QManWpns said:
Comming up to the big 15 year point of undetected crime. Can anyone give me a steer or a template for drafting a citation. Have done one all ready but a 3 * is comming to present + Ive had a sporting career so every man and his dog wants to get visibility. Any advice is there a DCI or reference document.Thanks
Jest send in your Chief an' surrender --
it's worse if you fights or you runs:
You may hide in the caves, they'll be only your graves,
but you can't get away from the guns!
Send me a pm with your civi email address and I will send you a full citation. It should give you the right idea.
 
#18
Can anyone advise on just how long it takes to come through after ur 15 years? I am now now at my 17 year point it was finally signed by my CO Jan 05. This was after a TA clerk recieved the paperwork at my last unit and done F**k all with it. :evil:
 
#19
OldRedCap said:
QManWpns said:
Comming up to the big 15 year point of undetected crime. Can anyone give me a steer or a template for drafting a citation

Catch me up guys. When I got mine I was a one man detachment. Medal came in brown envelope. I opened it, put medal in drawer and soldiered on. What's all this about a citation and why does - apparently - the guy have to write his own? + I'm sure mine was for 18 years undetected crimes.
The above made me smile. The only one of my gongs that was ever presented to me is one that I'm not, as yet, allowed to wear. All t'others were along the lines oh "Oh, Rickshaw, can you pop down to the RAO and sign for a medal thats come in for you?"
 
#20
I had to write a citation for a LSGC + Bar guy serving at a well known EOD school in the South East, but then he was a crab. Mind you, they can serve till they are 100. I also had to read the damn thing out. Blimey, whilst the 2* was most gracious etc, the audience got restless, but thinking about it that might have been the style of delivery....
 

Latest Threads

New Posts