The Eisen Kreutz is only awarded in war time. It's also hierarchical. So coppers being awarded the EKII in London, in peacetime, didn't happen.There were (may still be) two Officers from the Special Escort Group who were awarded the Iron Cross while on escort duties with the German Chancellor. A car came at the convoy (by mistake) and they rode their solos into it's path.
I'm afraid that the regs are not enforced at immediate supervisor level, Sgts need to enforce them with the support of their Inspectors. Just not being done. Never thought I'd be a supporter of regulations but some people look right T**T's covered in all different badges and ribbons.
They seem drawn to the posting, beats rolling around with shoplifters on an early turn. The former guardsman who attempted to get me to do Army drill at Hedon many years ago gave up when I refused to stamp my foot when coming to attention, I told him this would ruin the deck on a ship.....Slightly off topic but does the Met still have ex Guardsmen at their depot to drill recruits?
I remember reading it in police standards of dress regulations that Para wings were not allowed to be worn. Not that anybody took a lot of notice of dress regulations but that was one I agreed with.In thirty years service, I never saw it once. I doubt if it ever happened (or was permitted).
i) It is not a decoration. It is purely a military skills/trade badge.
ii) Anyone foolish enough to put them up would have to go off with stress as a result of the piss being ripped mercilessly out of him.