Medal order of wear

#1
Guys I need a little help regarding order of wear for my gongs I have
had a couple of different answers and my CoC are none the wiser.

I served previously with the Australian Army and now have a mixture of British and Australian medals .
If someone could give me the Gen I would appreciate it.

3 Australian campaign medals and ADM
2 UK campaign medals

Should I wear my 2 uk medals followed by my 4 Australian ones

Or should the campaign medals regardless of nationality be worn in order of date won followed by my ADM ?
 
#2
UK Medals first
AUS medals second (unless any are for gallantry in which case they will be the same/similar to the UK ones and should be ahead of the operational campaign medals)
 

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#12
in what order do i wear my gsm N.I Qeens Silver jubilee medal and T.A. Efficiency medal
The same order you listed them. GSM, QSJM, TA Efficiency.

Now pack it in please.

There's a thread at the top of this very forum with the order of wear discussed several times, but as you're new to the borough of internetshire, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
 
#14
A similar question for the gathered expertese. Prior to the issue of the QDJM i had my ribbons on my SD mounted 3 on the bottom and 2 above. Now with the addition of the QDJM the tailor has mounted my ribbons 5 on the bottom and 1 above. It looks sh1t and everyone else i have seen with 6 ribbons has them mounted 4 and 2 which looks much better.
Where is the standard set out?
 
#15
A similar question for the gathered expertese. Prior to the issue of the QDJM i had my ribbons on my SD mounted 3 on the bottom and 2 above. Now with the addition of the QDJM the tailor has mounted my ribbons 5 on the bottom and 1 above. It looks sh1t and everyone else i have seen with 6 ribbons has them mounted 4 and 2 which looks much better.
Where is the standard set out?
There is no definitive answer, it depends on the pocket on your tunic. The ribbons can now be balanced, as opposed to the old method of not exceeding the outer edge of pocket (left side of left pocket). The max I have seen per row has been five due to the recipients being big units! There is a DIN/Lug Sup Notice explaining with pictures included.


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#16
The Secretary briefed the Committee on how 3 recent factors had caused the way that some individual’s medal ribbons appeared to look awkward and unbalanced. The 3 factors were:

a. The number of NATO and UN medals that can be worn as each NATO and UN medal is some 5mm wider than the standard British ribbon.

b. The overall number of medals awarded in recent years has resulted in many officers and soldiers now moving into 2 and 3 rows of ribbons.

c. The new FAD No 2 Dress has a much greater range of uniform sizes which has resulted in a much greater variation of pocket width.

The Secretary showed photographs of examples one of which is shown below

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The ribbons were sewn onto the uniform according to current regulations but the uneven inside edge made the ribbons appear unbalanced. The Secretary put forward a solution that required 2 minor amendments to the Regulations as follows:

a. The bottom row of ribbons is not to exceed the width of the breast pocket and each complete subsequent row is to be of the same number as the bottom row.

b. Each row of ribbons is to be centred above the breast pocket button.

If these amendments are applied to the uniform above, the medal ribbons would appear as shown below:

ImageUploadedByARRSE1379360740.143155.jpg

After a brief discussion and hearing that the Central Chancery were content that the issue was an internal one to the MOD, the Committee agreed to the 2 amendments having been assured by the Secretary that the decision would not impact on RN or RAF policy.

The Chairman asked the Secretary to draft letters for DPS(A) to inform A&SDs with the advice that changes were to be made as a matter of routine i.e. when issuing FAD or when new ribbons are required to be sewn onto an individual’s uniform. The change would therefore be gradual. The Secretary was asked to write to all military and civilian tailors informing them of the changes.


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#18
The Secretary briefed the Committee on how 3 recent factors had caused the way that some individual’s medal ribbons appeared to look awkward and unbalanced. The 3 factors were:

a. The number of NATO and UN medals that can be worn as each NATO and UN medal is some 5mm wider than the standard British ribbon.

b. The overall number of medals awarded in recent years has resulted in many officers and soldiers now moving into 2 and 3 rows of ribbons.

c. The new FAD No 2 Dress has a much greater range of uniform sizes which has resulted in a much greater variation of pocket width.

The Secretary showed photographs of examples one of which is shown below

View attachment 139088

The ribbons were sewn onto the uniform according to current regulations but the uneven inside edge made the ribbons appear unbalanced. The Secretary put forward a solution that required 2 minor amendments to the Regulations as follows:

a. The bottom row of ribbons is not to exceed the width of the breast pocket and each complete subsequent row is to be of the same number as the bottom row.

b. Each row of ribbons is to be centred above the breast pocket button.

If these amendments are applied to the uniform above, the medal ribbons would appear as shown below:

View attachment 139089

After a brief discussion and hearing that the Central Chancery were content that the issue was an internal one to the MOD, the Committee agreed to the 2 amendments having been assured by the Secretary that the decision would not impact on RN or RAF policy.

The Chairman asked the Secretary to draft letters for DPS(A) to inform A&SDs with the advice that changes were to be made as a matter of routine i.e. when issuing FAD or when new ribbons are required to be sewn onto an individual’s uniform. The change would therefore be gradual. The Secretary was asked to write to all military and civilian tailors informing them of the changes.


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Amazing piece of mis-information using photos of two different jackets (note the different button holes and the different sized pocket in relation to the first row of medal ribbons)!

You couldn't "apply the two amendments" to the first jacket even if you wanted to.
 
#19
Amazing piece of mis-information using photos of two different jackets (note the different button holes and the different sized pocket in relation to the first row of medal ribbons)!

You couldn't "apply the two amendments" to the first jacket even if you wanted to.
That's taken directly from the instruction. Messenger...shoot....


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#20
Nice gap between the medal ribbons too - not a tailor I'd go too. It's not just the jacket, it's how broad your chest is. The broader your chest, the more ribbons you can wear before doubling/tripling up.

Simple.

I think its called Dress Regulations for the Army............
 
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