Operational Honours and Awards 23 March 2012

BuggerAll

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#4
I'm quite surprised by the 'rest of the world' awards. Presumably a lot of them are ELLEMY but that appears to suggest more CONTACT than has previously been made public.
 
#6
ROW Awards mainly for ELLAMY, sad not to see more AAC - RAF did well to look after their own.....
 
#7
ROW Awards mainly for ELLAMY, sad not to see more AAC - RAF did well to look after their own.....
Well done to all who received these awards - all well earned.

The RAF are particularly good at putting people forward for awards, pity the Army and RN aren't as good, or perhaps it's just an attitude within the two older services that they 'we're just doing their jobs', and no matter how well they did their jobs (or even went that extra mile), that it's just not cricket to expect a reward for it.

It maybe that attitudes at all levels of the chain of command need to be changed to give recognition to their people when it's due, and not constantly be expecting people to 'soldier on' regardless of circumstances.

The RAF seem to have the right idea, what does it hurt to write people up for an award in recognition of their service, it doesn't necessarily mean that they'll get the award, but it does show that their hard work and devotion has been noted and valued and an attempt to get it officially recognised has been made.
 

Caecilius

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#8
I'm quite surprised by the 'rest of the world' awards. Presumably a lot of them are ELLEMY but that appears to suggest more CONTACT than has previously been made public.
Never entirely sure about the publication method used for 'rest of the world' (read: clandestine/special) operations. It basically outs some of the recipients as SF.
 
#9
Never entirely sure about the publication method used for 'rest of the world' (read: clandestine/special) operations. It basically outs some of the recipients as SF.
If anyone didn't realise that, they do now :wink:
 

Guns

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#10
SF awards are not Gazetted so there is no OPSEC/PERSEC issues.
 

Auld-Yin

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#12
Like the SSGT in the Parachute Regiment.
What's wrong with that? SSgt is the rank, CSgt is an appointment which is made automatically in infantry regiments. Using SSgt for infantry personnel may cause a little amusing annoyance, but is not wrong.
 
#14
Nice to see that 4 Scots put a lot of other ranks forward for awards and didn't just nominate the officers !!.
 
#17
It does seem that the CoC has applied a tougher criteria to this batch of awards. I'm surprised that AEM Ping only received a MiD, in other battlegroups actions such as hers would have received an MC I would have thought.

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To expose yourself to fire then deliberately place yourself between the enemy and the soldier you're treating takes a lot of courage. It would appear that her calmness under fire also inspired others to take up positions.
 

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