Paying for Court Mounted Medals

#1
Does anyone know why - if it is directed by your Corps dress policy that you have to have your medals court mounted, it is not done at the tax payers expense ?

I've never minded before but its gonna cost quite a bit to get em done again.

Apologies if this has been covered but when I tried the search facility all I got was 'Forbidden'.
 
#2
You just wanted to tell us you have loads of bling didn't you?

As the Medal Mounting geezer if he does forces discount.
 
#4
Yet another thing that I was required to pay for but had no choice whether I did or not.
 
#5
Gren said:
So do units not court mount them for you any more then?
Every unit I've been to that has a unit tailor/tailoress charge to get them done. A few years back in Gutersloh I had to pay for all the ribbons from the PRI shop, then pay 5 euros per medal to the base tailoress.
 
#6
COURT MOUNTING OF MEDALS
10. Policy. Medals may be court mounted at private expense. In the interest of
uniformity, the policy for court mounting in units will be left at the discretion of regiments
and corps. Medals are court mounted at public expense for members of the Household
Division, and Public Duties battalions at Hounslow and Edinburgh and the Bands and
Pipes and Drums of the Scottish Division, engaged in ceremonial duties.

As per the current DIN
If not, you are entitled to swing mount only.
 
#7
stacker1 said:
Gren said:
So do units not court mount them for you any more then?
Every unit I've been to that has a unit tailor/tailoress charge to get them done. A few years back in Gutersloh I had to pay for all the ribbons from the PRI shop, then pay 5 euros per medal to the base tailoress.
Not bad then. Just 5 euros to get your Battle of Jubilee medal mounted then ;)
 
#9
Closet_Jibber said:
stacker1 said:
Gren said:
So do units not court mount them for you any more then?
Every unit I've been to that has a unit tailor/tailoress charge to get them done. A few years back in Gutersloh I had to pay for all the ribbons from the PRI shop, then pay 5 euros per medal to the base tailoress.
Not bad then. Just 5 euros to get your Battle of Jubilee medal mounted then ;)
I'm waiting until 2012 so I can have 2 medals.
 
#10
stacker1 said:
Closet_Jibber said:
stacker1 said:
Gren said:
So do units not court mount them for you any more then?
Every unit I've been to that has a unit tailor/tailoress charge to get them done. A few years back in Gutersloh I had to pay for all the ribbons from the PRI shop, then pay 5 euros per medal to the base tailoress.
Not bad then. Just 5 euros to get your Battle of Jubilee medal mounted then ;)
I'm waiting until 2012 so I can have 2 medals.
In that case don't die pre 2012 as I'll swipe yours once they're mounted.
 
#12
sc_obvious said:
Does anyone know why - if it is directed by your Corps dress policy that you have to have your medals court mounted, it is not done at the tax payers expense ?

I've never minded before but its gonna cost quite a bit to get em done again.

Apologies if this has been covered but when I tried the search facility all I got was 'Forbidden'.
If your a SNCO, who did your minatures? And did you pay?

Blobmeister is bang on regarding who gets a freebie and who doesnt!
 
#13
Blue_Red_Blue said:
Join the Household Division and then you will have the use of a Master Tailor who do them for free

Simples

My point entirely, I just assumed it was the case throughout the forces, how sad for the chippy feckers :)
 
#14
blobmeister said:
COURT MOUNTING OF MEDALS
10. Policy. Medals may be court mounted at private expense. In the interest of
uniformity, the policy for court mounting in units will be left at the discretion of regiments
and corps. Medals are court mounted at public expense for members of the Household
Division, and Public Duties battalions at Hounslow and Edinburgh and the Bands and
Pipes and Drums of the Scottish Division, engaged in ceremonial duties.

As per the current DIN
If not, you are entitled to swing mount only.
I've read the DIN - it still doesn't answer the question that if its corps dress policy to have court mounted medals why do we have to pay for it ?
 
#16
sc_obvious said:
blobmeister said:
COURT MOUNTING OF MEDALS
10. Policy. Medals may be court mounted at private expense. In the interest of
uniformity, the policy for court mounting in units will be left at the discretion of regiments
and corps. Medals are court mounted at public expense for members of the Household
Division, and Public Duties battalions at Hounslow and Edinburgh and the Bands and
Pipes and Drums of the Scottish Division, engaged in ceremonial duties.

As per the current DIN
If not, you are entitled to swing mount only.
I've read the DIN - it still doesn't answer the question that if its corps dress policy to have court mounted medals why do we have to pay for it ?
Your corps dress policy does not give the authority for them to be court mounted at public expense.

The policy for having them court mounted lies with individual corps and regiments. The cost of court mounting them is only covered for those specifically listed. Your solution: convince your Corps RSM and A&SD that it is a bad policy to enforce.
 
#17
#18
sc_obvious said:
I've read the DIN - it still doesn't answer the question that if its corps dress policy to have court mounted medals why do we have to pay for it ?
Medal mounting, stable belts, corps or regiment embroidered rank slides, brigade TRFs, unit tracksuits / t-shirts / sweatshirts etc, etc, etc. Either lump it or get yourself elected* to the corps dress committee!

* Yes, I know. It isn't a democracy.
 

Forastero

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#19
msr said:
Not cheap and their website does not work with firefox, but an excellent service: http://www.worcmedals.com

msr
I nearly used this lot but went for Toye, Kenning and Spencer in Brum when I realised they were closer. Had to send them somewhere else to be done (forget where) but they turned them around in three days without asking!
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#20
I paid for mine. Didn't even question why it wasn't paid for.....perhaps I had a bit of pride and wanted to look smart. Maybe that isn't the case anymore?
 

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