NATO medal Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Medals' started by michael3429, Jan 21, 2012.

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  1. Morning all

    Just a quick question on the NATO medal

    I served 3 tours of afghan and never once have a received the NATO medal. I know some lads received a NATO medal for each one even though I do believe they are all the same. I understand the medal doesn't hold up to much as its not wearable etc but wanted to know if you are meant to receive them or apply for them.

    Thanks in advance gents
  2. Your clerk is the man; s/he should have put the paperwork in.
  3. There's a backlog at present. I've got two though! But you can't have one.
  4. That's because one is in you wallet to show the ladies, the other is on your bathrobe!
  5. I only have a DZ flash and wings on my bathrobe.
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  6. What no gongs or rank badges? And there's me thinking all Paras were show offs. :)

  7. What is a DZ flash for?
  8. Hahaha. Poor wah attempt.

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  9. To differentiate between battalions.

    What is a main battle tank for?
  10. I think it was leading more to the fact that they don't parachute ;)
  11. Last time I looked it was for fighting main battles in, last use was about 2006. What it will be for in the future is another question all together. Along with so many other cherished bits and bobs.
  12. So parachuting into operations is more current than the use of MBT then?
  13. Our Airborne friends refer to it as a DZ flash because it was an idea poached from them. To the rest of us hats it's a TRF.

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  14. daywalker

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    I must have imagined the para drop I did onto SENTA monday then...
  15. I know you jump! I was referring to the guys that always pull the 'operational' jump thing...