Medal rim inscription

#1
A quick query for you all.

Have recently received my Telic medal. The inscription on the rim is in the format of Number Rank Name (TA) :? . No mention of my corps just (TA) after my name. I thought that it should just be my corps initials.

My unit are going to look into it but was wondering what you all had on yours. Actually, I'm quite pleased that I've got it after reading some of the reports on waiting times.
 

OldSnowy

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#3
Mine is No Rk Inits Surname Corps - nothing about TA.

MY Civvy version is Initials and Surname

(Yes I have got it twice - waited 19 months for the Army one, and got the Civvy one in the post within two months - and I didn't even have to apply :) )
 
#5
TELIC medal shows Rank Name and Corps (as was).

msr
 
#6
MrDragon said:
A quick query for you all.

Have recently received my Telic medal. The inscription on the rim is in the format of Number Rank Name (TA) :? . No mention of my corps just (TA) after my name. I thought that it should just be my corps initials.

My unit are going to look into it but was wondering what you all had on yours. Actually, I'm quite pleased that I've got it after reading some of the reports on waiting times.
looks like some knob's taking the piss at the medal office.
 
#8
Thanks for the replies people.

Quite a few in my unit thought it was odd. Funnily enough (or not) the one other person from my unit who was with me on the tour had theirs correctly named with the Corps after their surname and no (TA) 8O . The staff at RTMC spent enough time telling us we were no longer TA - the powers that be could at least show a bit of consistency with the medal!

Anyway, at least I've got it now!
 
#9
MrDragon said:
Thanks for the replies people.

Quite a few in my unit thought it was odd. Funnily enough (or not) the one other person from my unit who was with me on the tour had theirs correctly named with the Corps after their surname and no (TA) 8O . The staff at RTMC spent enough time telling us we were no longer TA - the powers that be could at least show a bit of consistency with the medal!

Anyway, at least I've got it now!
Looking to the future, make sure you keep documentary evidence of your Service - it may be worth quite a few bob to a collector.

In my 35+ years as a Reg and TA in the RAOC/RLC, I have never heard of such a cock up, for that is what it is. It may have started with some numpty in the Orderly Room incorrectly completing the paperwork. But, that paperwork should have have been checked and approved by an Officer and there are people paid in the medal office to ensure that everything is correct. I am saddened that nobody in the medal office observed the fact that there is no Regiment or Corps of the line with the official abbreviation "TA".

Give someone like Worcester Medals (see Soldier Magazine)a ring and discuss potential appreciation. If the chances of it turning in a good wedge for your grandchildren are low then kick up merry hell and insist on a medal correctly inscribed. It's your right and someone elses negligence!
 

RP578

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#10
On a slight tangent to this: do those in multi cap badge regiments have their cap badge (i.e. RGJ) or composite Regt (i.e. RRV) inscribed on their medal?

Purely curiousity.
 
#11
If I were you, I'd keep it - Apart from the fact that it'll be worth a fortune to a collector..... it is unique!
 
#13
To be 100 per centers I would have to ask the chav fatherless who "helped himself/herself" (cuddles is an equal opportunities bigot) to my overnight bag. However I am pretty sure the form was number, rank name, regiment.
 
#14
Hi All,

On a slight tangent to this: do those in multi cap badge regiments have their cap badge (i.e. RGJ) or composite Regt (i.e. RRV) inscribed on their medal?
for a Fusilier in the West Midlands Regiment it would be:

24567890 FUS. A.B.SMITH W.M.REGT.

If you are interested in knowing a little more about the "investment potential" of a wrongly named medal, ask these guys, there's several ARRSE members there. (But I'm sure you can't retire on the difference :D )

http://www.britishmedalforum.com/index.php

I seem to recall that an error can be returned and officially corrected, but it's probably not worth the hassle unless it really worries you.

Best Regards,

b_flat
 
#16
Mine has 'replica' though you can only see it up close
 
#17
RP578 said:
On a slight tangent to this: do those in multi cap badge regiments have their cap badge (i.e. RGJ) or composite Regt (i.e. RRV) inscribed on their medal?

Purely curiousity.
mine came back with number, rank, name & Londons

also i was promoted to Cpl, :? even though i had'nt done PTC until sept this year
 
#19
carnage said:
RP578 said:
On a slight tangent to this: do those in multi cap badge regiments have their cap badge (i.e. RGJ) or composite Regt (i.e. RRV) inscribed on their medal?

Purely curiousity.
mine came back with number, rank, name & Londons
And quite right too - the medal is inscribed with the regiment the recipient serves within - not the company with which they serve. Difficult concept for some former companies within a certain capital regiment to grasp. :roll:
 

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