Medals for The Libya

#1
Any thoughts on how to reward service in, around and above Libya? I have, and it won't cost the Crown a penny.

The NATO Article 5 Medal is already issued to British forces in the region serving with the (largely) Naval Op Active Endeavour (OAE), but not currently permitted to be worn, mainly cos OAE is a lovely cruise in and around the Greek islands.

Simply step-up this proper NATO gong to UK campaign status for service in support of Libyan operations, and there we have it. Job done. (Oh, and it should be back-dated too, so I can get mine out of the case on the wall.)
 
#3
Any thoughts on how to reward service in, around and above Libya? I have, and it won't cost the Crown a penny.

The NATO Article 5 Medal is already issued to British forces in the region serving with the (largely) Naval Op Active Endeavour (OAE), but not currently permitted to be worn, mainly cos OAE is a lovely cruise in and around the Greek islands.

Simply step-up this proper NATO gong to UK campaign status for service in support of Libyan operations, and there we have it. Job done. (Oh, and it should be back-dated too, so I can get mine out of the case on the wall.)
FFS the campaign hasn't even lasted a week & gongs are mentioned,

Priority people....
 

wedge_cadman

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#4
And it's not a NATO campaign I believe. I'm sure someone will be along soon to correct me.
 
#7
Any thoughts on how to reward service in, around and above Libya? I have, and it won't cost the Crown a penny.

The NATO Article 5 Medal is already issued to British forces in the region serving with the (largely) Naval Op Active Endeavour (OAE), but not currently permitted to be worn, mainly cos OAE is a lovely cruise in and around the Greek islands.

Simply step-up this proper NATO gong to UK campaign status for service in support of Libyan operations, and there we have it. Job done. (Oh, and it should be back-dated too, so I can get mine out of the case on the wall.)
Chocolate gongs, like your post, are ****ing worthless. You're a ******** and I have so many medals I need a n***er to carry them.
 
#9
FFS Spent 9 stinking months in Libya never got SFA and we were under siege for most of the time
 

the_boy_syrup

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#11
Medals for Libya?

Aren't they in Italy & 600 feet below the med?

Granted Marham is a bit of a shithole but come on a medal?

Even the Herc crews didn't hang round long enough to qualify for duty free
 

the_boy_syrup

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#13
#14
FFS Fally I thought you knew I spent the whole of the 4th Crusade in a Constantinople whorehouse, after we had sacked the place and nicked the library,
"The Latin soldiery subjected the greatest city in Europe to an indescribable sack. For three days they murdered, raped, looted and destroyed on a scale which even the ancient Vandals and Goths would have found unbelievable. Constantinople had become a veritable museum of ancient and Byzantine art, an emporium of such incredible wealth that the Latins were astounded at the riches they found. Though the Venetians had an appreciation for the art which they discovered (they were themselves semi-Byzantines) and saved much of it, the French and others destroyed indiscriminately, halting to refresh themselves with wine, violation of nuns, and murder of Orthodox clerics. The Crusaders vented their hatred for the Greeks most spectacularly in the desecration of the greatest Church in Christendom. They smashed the silver iconostasis, the icons and the holy books of Hagia Sophia, and seated upon the patriarchal throne a whore who sang coarse songs as they drank wine from the Church's holy vessels. The estrangement of East and West, which had proceeded over the centuries, culminated in the horrible massacre that accompanied the conquest of Constantinople. The Greeks were convinced that even the Turks, had they taken the city, would not have been as cruel as the Latin Christians. The defeat of Byzantium, already in a state of decline, accelerated political degeneration so that the Byzantines eventually became an easy prey to the Turks. The Crusading movement thus resulted, ultimately, in the victory of Islam, a result which was of course the exact opposite of its original intention. According to Choniates, a prostitute was even set up on the Patriarchal throne."

Ah those were the days, when being a squaddy really had it's advantages
 
#16
FFS Fally I thought you knew I spent the whole of the 4th Crusade in a Constantinople whorehouse, after we had sacked the place and nicked the library,
"The Latin soldiery subjected the greatest city in Europe to an indescribable sack. For three days they murdered, raped, looted and destroyed on a scale which even the ancient Vandals and Goths would have found unbelievable. Constantinople had become a veritable museum of ancient and Byzantine art, an emporium of such incredible wealth that the Latins were astounded at the riches they found. Though the Venetians had an appreciation for the art which they discovered (they were themselves semi-Byzantines) and saved much of it, the French and others destroyed indiscriminately, halting to refresh themselves with wine, violation of nuns, and murder of Orthodox clerics. The Crusaders vented their hatred for the Greeks most spectacularly in the desecration of the greatest Church in Christendom. They smashed the silver iconostasis, the icons and the holy books of Hagia Sophia, and seated upon the patriarchal throne a whore who sang coarse songs as they drank wine from the Church's holy vessels. The estrangement of East and West, which had proceeded over the centuries, culminated in the horrible massacre that accompanied the conquest of Constantinople. The Greeks were convinced that even the Turks, had they taken the city, would not have been as cruel as the Latin Christians. The defeat of Byzantium, already in a state of decline, accelerated political degeneration so that the Byzantines eventually became an easy prey to the Turks. The Crusading movement thus resulted, ultimately, in the victory of Islam, a result which was of course the exact opposite of its original intention. According to Choniates, a prostitute was even set up on the Patriarchal throne."

Ah those were the days, when being a squaddy really had it's advantages
Not only are you back but you've discovered spellchecker!
 

OldSnowy

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#17
Tropper was of course at the Sieges of Tobruk in WW2, as well as being everywhere else.....

It was probably him who left the gate open the second time, and let the Germans in.
 
#20
I'm totting up your claims to service and I make that at least 73 years and 3 months of service.....
Did you count his 18 months in the seige of Carthage during the latter part of the 3rd Punic War. I believe Cato mentioned him in a speech saying "Gratia Tropper LXVI et ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam".
 
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