Op Althea - Eufor - Medal

#1
I have loads of medals and i want more, the Op Althea medal is a piece of sh1t but i want to wear it cos i spent 6 months living in sh1te working for absolute d1ckheads, wanqy reservists and fat lazy disgusting piles of sh1te that pass as the territorial signallers of today, so in recognition of this i want to wear the Op Althea medal with all my other NATO medals. Chippy or not, i want to wear it so the guys in my unit can see how many times i have served in that arshhole of the world. And yes i did spend 6 months getting massive and drinking my nights away when i wasn't working. Blah blah blah, slipper city yap yap yap, no one cares what you have to say, i carried a weapon and the choggys wanted to kill me for being there, its not a contact every day, iraq tour, none the less, its a tour and we got a medal for it. Now i want to wear the bleeding thing. CAN WE OR NOT!!!!!!!!!
 
#3
accidentalscaley wrote

ts a tour and we got a medal for it. Now i want to wear the bleeding thing. CAN WE OR NOT!!!!!!!!!
i think we have a "mutley" on our hands here chaps..................medal-medal-medal-gimme-gimme-gimme!!!!!!!
 
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#5
As far as I know, you can only wear the Op Althea medal if you don't currently have a Non Article 5 for that area... But I've found that it's one of those things that no one seems to know about! I've just gone ahead and put my 2s in the tailoress because I haven't got any other 'decent' medals! :D
 
#6
squirt said:
As far as I know, you can only wear the Op Althea medal if you don't currently have a Non Article 5 for that area... But I've found that it's one of those things that no one seems to know about! I've just gone ahead and put my 2s in the tailoress because I haven't got any other 'decent' medals! :D
I'd be careful there mate - you could drop yourself seriously in the brown stuff for wearing a medal ribbon without authorisation, not to mention having the p iss ripped out of you from now unto the end of time :wink:
 
#7
To my knowledge the NA5 medal replaced the Kosovo and Bosnia medals. You wouldn't be awarded the NA5 or the EUFOR medal if you already have any of the latter two. Neither would you be awarded the EUFOR medal if you have the NA5 medal.
 
#8
accidentalscaley said:
fat lazy disgusting piles of sh1te that pass as the territorial signallers of today
MISU is currently staffed by 201 Sig Sqn, 1 (UK) ADSR, prior to that it was 229 (Berlin) Sig Sqn, 7 Signal Regt. Before that it was MNTFSU SFOR. You, Sir, are full of sh1t!

Demarkation

Steiner
 
#9
Fallschirmjager said:
To my knowledge the NA5 medal replaced the Kosovo and Bosnia medals. You wouldn't be awarded the NA5 or the EUFOR medal if you already have any of the latter two. Neither would you be awarded the EUFOR medal if you have the NA5 medal.
The above is exactly what I have been briefed, however I am sure the answer will be contained in a DIN (previously DCI) if you can be ARRSED to trawl through them
 
#10
Fallschirmjager said:
To my knowledge the NA5 medal replaced the Kosovo and Bosnia medals. You wouldn't be awarded the NA5 or the EUFOR medal if you already have any of the latter two. Neither would you be awarded the EUFOR medal if you have the NA5 medal.
Only my two pennance worth but you do get the medal but its as a keepsake!
 
#11
On the basis that you can only wear one medal for one Theatre, if you have previously served in the Balkans and have either an UNPROFOR or NATO medal you cannot wear the EUFOR medal. I am, however, not 100% sure what the overall status of the EUFOR medal is as, up until 9 months ago, the application to wear it had not been made to DS Sec. At the time, there was a debate over whether the risk and rigour factors warranted the award of a medal but the Army's view was that Bosnia involved just as much, if not more, risk and rigour as those deployed on UN operations in Cyprus!

Notwithstanding the overall policy issues, accidental's attitude towards the wearing (or collection) of medals reflects precisely that which is likely to make the scrutiny of awards even more rigorous in the future and return us to the position we were in 20 years ago, when the only medals on people's chests were the NI GSM (to cease on the ending of OP BANNER) and the odd BEM/MBE. Medals should commemorate events of military significance or of individual achievement, not doing the job we are paid to do on a day to day basis.
 
#12
Sgt_Steiner said:
accidentalscaley said:
fat lazy disgusting piles of sh1te that pass as the territorial signallers of today
MISU is currently staffed by 201 Sig Sqn, 1 (UK) ADSR, prior to that it was 229 (Berlin) Sig Sqn, 7 Signal Regt. Before that it was MNTFSU SFOR. You, Sir, are full of sh1t!

Demarkation

Steiner
Good to see you know what you are talking about. When i was with MNTFSU SFOR, half of it was manned by reservists and TA. so do one! I thank you
 
#13
Sgt_Steiner said:
accidentalscaley said:
fat lazy disgusting piles of sh1te that pass as the territorial signallers of today
MISU is currently staffed by 201 Sig Sqn, 1 (UK) ADSR, prior to that it was 229 (Berlin) Sig Sqn, 7 Signal Regt. Before that it was MNTFSU SFOR. You, Sir, are full of sh1t!

Demarkation

Steiner
Oh yeh and another thing, before it was 229 Sigsqn it was manned by 212 Sigsqn, after MNTFSU SFOR, so again you don't know what you are talking about, i was on that tour as well. Get bent!
Again, I thank you
 
#15
H_FLASHMAN said:
Sorry chaps, medal not yet approved so brown stufff could be heading your direction if wearing it.
Are you absolutely sure? A mate has just shipped his onto his blues for his wedding!
 
#16
The matter is still before the honours and decorations committee, so if your mate is wearing it, it will be unauthorised. Realistically good luck to him and good luck for the wedding but beware jobsworths who may take issue.
 
#17
Fallschirmjager said:
To my knowledge the NA5 medal replaced the Kosovo and Bosnia medals. You wouldn't be awarded the NA5 or the EUFOR medal if you already have any of the latter two. Neither would you be awarded the EUFOR medal if you have the NA5 medal.
Actually I was on the tour than spanned the change from SFOR to EUFOR and we were issued both. However we were also told that we could only wear the NATO Non-Article 5 one. When I left we were also told that the EUFOR medal hadn't been approved and therefore people on their first tour of Bosnam who got the EUFOR medal couldn't wear it.

I'm sure someone will sign off on it soon for those for whom it is their only Balkans medal, but I doubt that we will ever be allowed to wear both.
 
#18
Lord W,

I was on the same tour that spanned SFOR - EUFOR. I have not worn the EUFOR on my Blues or No2s, but what about mess dress and minatures? I keep getting told that Mess Dress is a 'private purchase' and that you can wear any medal that is awarded to you on your Mess Dress. So I currently have:

Blues + No2s - NATO Non-Art 5
Mess Dress - NATO Non Art 5 and EUFOR minatures.

Can anyone clear this issue up? I also know guys who wear minatures from Gulf War 1, given by the Kuwaiti Army that also cannot be worn on No1s and No2s, so this is not just a Balkans problem.
 
#19
accidentalscaley said:
Sgt_Steiner said:
accidentalscaley said:
fat lazy disgusting piles of sh1te that pass as the territorial signallers of today
MISU is currently staffed by 201 Sig Sqn, 1 (UK) ADSR, prior to that it was 229 (Berlin) Sig Sqn, 7 Signal Regt. Before that it was MNTFSU SFOR. You, Sir, are full of sh1t!

Demarkation

Steiner
Oh yeh and another thing, before it was 229 Sigsqn it was manned by 212 Sigsqn, after MNTFSU SFOR, so again you don't know what you are talking about, i was on that tour as well. Get bent!
Again, I thank you
So how come you got BOTH medals? 'Cos it was still SFOR when you took over from the TA. Oh, & BTW, I Know the Fat Fecker you are referring to & you're right - but now I know you too - No need to thank me :wink:

Demarkation

Steiner
 
#20
hurryupandwait said:
Lord W,

but what about mess dress and minatures? I keep getting told that Mess Dress is a 'private purchase' and that you can wear any medal that is awarded to you on your Mess Dress. So I currently have:

Blues + No2s - NATO Non-Art 5
Mess Dress - NATO Non Art 5 and EUFOR minatures.
Your minature medals must conform with your full size medals. There are no grey areas as far as the wearing of medals goes whether it is minatures or full size. You can only wear the NA5 and not both.
 

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