Medal Numerals

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  1. Could anyone give me the heads up in relation to numerals mounted on medals, ribbons and minatures? And how does it effect it when there is a rosette?
  2. They only go on the shite NATO ones.
  3. Don't do it,it looks shite
  4. _Chimurenga_

    _Chimurenga_ LE Gallery Guru

    As far as I can recall, the only medal ribbon to have numerals mounted on it is the Africa Star, which had either an 8 or a 1, for service in the Eighth Army or First Army, respectively.
  5. Yes but you're a creepy military obsessive with no recent experience of UK ops, so that's not really relevant.
  6. :D
  7. As Spaz says, it is just the NATO/UN types that have numerals so should be no problems with rosettes..............
    unless you becoming a bit of a Walt?
  8. As far as I am aware, no numerals have been issued to MoD awarded medals since the Africa Star in WWII. The ones with numerals since have been for the NATO campaigns, with a numeral representing the number of tours.

    The rosette is used to represent being in actual theatre of war as it were - rather than just supporting the campaign from a desk somewhere.

  9. Silver on UN medals, bronze on NATO medals, nothing on anything else. You are apparently meant to wear the same size numeral on the relevant ribbon and / or miniature but it looks pump and I can't recall many people doing it.

    Edit to add: What medal is it you are talking about in regard to a numeral AND rosette? Can't think of any...
  10. There isn't any that I can think of either.....
  11. I have seen a mong wearing a "2" on an Afghanistan OSM before now.
  12. Not quite accurate,the rosettes are currently used to denote when a "period of war" was enforce ie: the inital invasion of iraq and does not denote the role carried out. So you could have been behind a desk whilst in theatre during the appropriate dates and you would be awarded a rosette.
  13. That's nothing. Tropper swore blind he saw someone with a number 3 on their medal. :)
  14. £3 on an ebay price tag is not the same though :oops:

  15. Which is why I put "Roughly".

    When talking of sat behind a desk, I was talking about in the UK or cyprus - somewhere out of theatre.

    Edited as I had hold of the wrong end of the stick.