Medals (Again)

One for the medallists:

Just had my medals mounted and, before the 11th, I'd just like to check that they have been mounted in the correct precedence order. The reason I ask is that, before the Iraq medal was added my previous set was GSM, QGJM and then ACSM.

I received these today mounted as per shown. Are they now correct and have I previously been incorrectly dressed?

And any eagle eyes who correctly surmise that there should, perhaps, be a LS&GC there (having left as a WO1)...that's another story.

Cheers in advance and apologies for the crap photo.


They should be mounted in the order that you were awarded them


smudge67 said:
They should be mounted in the order that you were awarded them
Thats what I thought!
I thought there was something that said other campaign medals came before ACSM etc and those were worn in the date order when awarded
In a nut shell the order should be
1 Galantry medals and Orders
2 Campaign medals in order you were on the campaign
3 Corination and Jubilee Medals in order of recipt
5 Long service medals
It is Campaign/Operation Medals in order of award,there are then defined order for ACSM---LSGC's--Jubilee Medals

So they are in correct order
yes that should be the order I would wait untill after the 11th as there is no garunte that you will get them back in time then ask for them to be remounted in the corect order at no charge mention that you were a WO1 and you know what order they should be in if they argue where did you get them done as a proffesional company or a regimental tailors should have no excuse
smudge67 said:
They should be mounted in the order that you were awarded them
Wrong. What you are saying is that an OSM or Telic medal would then be mounted after a QGJM, ACSM or LS&GC if they were awarded after receiving the latter. Medals awarded for operations should be worn in the order they were issued but always mounted before the QGJM, ACSM or LS&GC.

As to the originators question, the ACSM should be mounted after the QGJM.
That fella that mounted them......... did he do it with his feet? through a letterbox? :D
Thanks MDN that's exactly what I thought. This was done by a garrison tailor of some repute who I won't mention here until I tackle the problem. For confirmation purposes, should it be then; GSM IRAQ QGJM and then ACSM?

Perhaps I have been a bit unfair. The medals were as they fell out of the envelope but look like this now.

My main question is about precedence order as I don't think they're right. The question of workmanship will be tackled when I get the order sorted.



These are the chaps in the know:

UK Medal experts

And they confirm everything MDN has said. Now you can spill the dirt on the lack of an LS&GC :twisted: I just hope it was worth it!

Decent medal man:

Ive just had a set of replacement gongs done (Grandfathers) I got Antique & Collector in Burton on Trent to do them.

Cracking, rapid service, and a decent job.

Over4me now, whats the bar on the ACSM say?

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