There seems to be a lot of threads regarding medals at the moment; those trying to convince themselves they can get an LS&GC even though they didn't quite meet the 'GC' criteria, those still thinking the Queen might throw a few more Battle of Jubilee medals out to those whom she forgot, the new EM which is rather nice but not one you want awarded and of course the always controversial 'bought bling' worn by veterans. But are we now moving away from an era where servicemen will walk around with 7,8,9 or more jangling racks of shiny Queenies and bronzie NATO/UN/EU gongs? Obviously dependant on future operations around the hot spots/oil fields of the world but at present are the opportunities for the erstwhile gong hunter diminishing? And if so what do we see as the rack of the future? I reckon OSM Afghan for a while yet, selected peeps for a Battle of Diamond Jubilee in 2012 ... and dare we think of a Coronation Medal in the not too distance future? What others could be on the cards? OSM Iran? OSM Korea? The South Atlantic II Medal? Northern Ireland Parts 2,3,4 etc etc? What about (post Coronation) The Charles Medal for the military destruction of carbuncle architecture? And will we see commemoratives for Kenya/Belize/Cyprus/Ascension Island tours?