Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Dunservin, Mar 23, 2012.
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MoD website: Operational Honours and Awards List: 23 March 2012
Congratulations to all recipients.
Bump plus at least six more letters.
Absolutely, well done all, some very good friends on there, chuffed for them all.
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.
One of them is hardly a surprise, trying to stop a nutter with a pistol from shooting people seems to warrant a GM to me.
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.
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
SF awards are not Gazetted so there is no OPSEC/PERSEC issues.
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.
Yes they are.
Nice to see that 4 Scots put a lot of other ranks forward for awards and didn't just nominate the officers !!.
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