No 10 announces review of military medals

#4
What's the betting it will be back to medals for the troops and crosses for the officers?


As an aside, one of my ex wife's great uncles was awarded a MM in WW1 and his old trout of a wife used to object to his wearing it on ANZAC day as it showed that he was not a "gentleman" and had not come from the "officer classes"; true dit.
 
#6
The review was announced back in April.

Why is it news today? Somebody resurrected it to appease the 3500 who've just been pinged for a bit of door stewarding at the National Sports Day
 
#7
What's the betting it will be back to medals for the troops and crosses for the officers?


As an aside, one of my ex wife's great uncles was awarded a MM in WW1 and his old trout of a wife used to object to his wearing it on ANZAC day as it showed that he was not a "gentleman" and had not come from the "officer classes"; true dit.
There was a time when medals were the preserve of the Head of State: this smacks to me of politicios unable to resist chep dabbling [again] in matters deserving of more serious consideration than you'll get from a man with a fixation on the latest MORI poll.

Besides, who'd want their dad to be a posthumous "CallMeDave Cross" winner?

I'm afraid I have run out of patience with the shallow poshboy poser. He's a spiv, like B'Liar.
 
#8
I suspect that the cost driven boy wonder, David "I'll give them cnuts ******* Covenant" Cameron was impressed by the; paper,fablon and cheap korean Christmas tree decor award system favoured by the bloke who bought all our Brens/LMGs.



I'm of to print myself a V.C..............
 
#9
What's the betting it will be back to medals for the troops and crosses for the officers?...
The PM said:
Today, I am pleased to update the House on the fresh review of the rules governing the award of military campaign medals that Lord Astor announced in the House last October.
the Terms of Reference said:
The review will consider the arrangements relating to military medals only and is not to review state honours and awards (including national gallantry awards) or Long Service and Good Conduct Medals.
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#12
"including the 5 year rule; double medalling; risk and rigour and the HD Committee process. "

I am guessing this means a tiered system...cooks, storemen and the like out in Bastion get a really fancy medal with sequines and glitter whilst those up front and personnal with the Terry Taliban get a bit of ribbon and a chocolate coin.


I can't wait for my glitter!
 
#13
The review was announced back in April.

Why is it news today? Somebody resurrected it to appease the 3500 who've just been pinged for a bit of door stewarding at the National Sports Day
Probably the right answer as I've belive the review has already been completed and sent to the PM.
 

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#15
Slightly off at a tangent here...

Now I know that adjoining clasps are a nightmare to mount - but surely they could have done a better job of mounting these...?
 

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#17
Whatever the outcome, it will be a total cluster... just you see.
 
#18
Mine are overlapped now and the clasps are a ******* pain.
 
#20
Cancel my last.
 

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