National Defence Medal (NDM)

Discussion in 'Medals' started by Reservist, Dec 14, 2008.

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  1. HM the Queen recently approved a NDM for the Australians to officially wear for both serving personnel and veterans. Not sure of the criteria but I think it is 2 years service since WW11.
    A medal was also approved for the Canadians to officially wear, a sort of cold war medal, for serving at least 6 months in BAOR.
    Why does the Queen approve these medals for Aussi's and Canadians but not for us Brits? Perhaps our Chiefs of Staff did not ask?
     
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  2. Because our medals mean something...if you want a medal, go on a tour and earn it. Simple.
     
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  3. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Same scenario as the wearing of the Pingat Jasa Malaysia, approved by the Queen of Australia and the Queen of New Zealand but refused here on the advice of the Honours and Decorations Committee (a Foreign and Commonwealth Office body), on grounds which have been comprehensively rubbished elsewhere (see PJM/Borneo Vets websites). I assume Brit solution is the Vets' Badge.
     
  4. Mighty Big Ego, sorry but I think you did not see my point. For the record I have done lots of tours and got the gongs (and tee-shirts) to.
    thanks
     
  5. Which is total tack .....mine fell to pieces when I took it out of its posh box!
     
  6. Feraro Rocher, Vets Badge and David Beckham-all come in a posh box.


    Whazzat? Taxi? ah.....
     
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  7. Course it is tack, spend money on Military Vets, the government???? Not a bloody chance lads, if they that need it can't get the right kit, what chance this forgettable nonsense badge...Semper in facemus solum..Sole in porfundern varictum !
     

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  8. Yes, yes - the Queen and the Government are all total w@nkers for not giving us all an extra medal simply for serving :roll:

    Get a grip, man. There are blokes who are missing limbs who will never get the chance to serve again who are content with one medal so why not go out and meet girls instead of posting cr@p about chocolate gongs?
     
  9. Dont mention medals what ever you do - some on this site get very touchy on the subject -
     

  10. As a canadian, I am very curious as to what medal you are referring to regarding BAOR service.

    according to
    THIS there never was one.

    Nor according to

    THIS
    is there any mention of a 'BAOR' medal issued by the Cdn gov't.
     
  11. As a canadian, I am very curious as to what medal you are referring to regarding BAOR service.

    according to
    THIS there never was one.

    Nor according to

    THIS
    is there any mention of a 'BAOR' medal issued by the Cdn gov't.[/quote]

    I think he's referring to the Special Service Medal, which can be awarded for NATO service in Germany (amongst others) where the Soviets demobilized when they saw us coming around the corner with that big goalie stick. Pussies.
     
  12. :clap:
     
  13. I wouldn't have thought any nation other than Britain would be remotely likely to come up with a British Army Of the Rheine medal!!!

    PW
     
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  14. I think he's referring to the Special Service Medal, which can be awarded for NATO service in Germany (amongst others) where the Soviets demobilized when they saw us coming around the corner with that big goalie stick. Pussies.[/quote]

    Not sure now what I was referring to, I read about it (BAOR gong) somewhere....
    But the NDM for the Australians is a fact whatever we may all think about it.
     
  15. Not sure now what I was referring to, I read about it (BAOR gong) somewhere....
    But the NDM for the Australians is a fact whatever we may all think about it.[/quote]

    Help yourself to one of these if you want:
    No BAOR medal to see here, move along.