Quick test can anyone ID any of these Medals?

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RP578

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They all look like commemorative "bling" medals: General Service Cross, ?, Nuclear Weapons Test Medal, Eastern Service Medal, Cold War Medal, Maritime Service Medal, Voluntary Service Medal, Golden Jubilee (unofficial)

edited to add; just seen MSR's link and they all seem to be there (I had a browse on bigbury mint's site), but still can't find the second on top. Possible map of Australia the medal might be a clue.
 
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Most of them are unofficial and privately bought "walt" medals:

1 ) General Service Cross (Bought for actually turning up to work once)
2 ) ?
3 ) British Nuclear Weapons Tests Medal (Bought for being Nuked in the name of the Queen)
4 ) Eastern Service Medal (Bought for services to ladyboys out far east)
5 ) Cold War Medal (Bought for doing bugger all during the Cold War)
6 ) Maritime Defence Medal (Bought for being bummed in defence of the country)
7 ) ?
8 ) Golden Jubilee Medal (Bought for being kind of alive in 2003)

This looks like some kind of society medal?

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Danny
 
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7. Bigbury Mint Voluntary Service Medal
 
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The 9th medal he's wearing is, ironically, the only legitimate gong of the bunch - however, it should be worn on the right breast. It's the Bronze Medal of the Royal Humane Society, first awarded in 1837, and still awarded to this day for saving life at the risk of one's own. He's not only wearing it on the wrong side, but also the wrong way round - that's the reverse that is showing.

I doubt that dress regulations allow it to be worn in uniform nowadays, but I've seen Victorian era photographs of soldiers, sailors, and policemen wearing them, in uniform, on the right breast.

If he's named in the article it would be fairly easy to find his citation.

http://www.royalhumanesociety.org.uk/html/bronze_medal.html

Further edit: when I say it's the only "legitimate" medal he wears, I'm not saying it's issued by HM, but to be fair, you do have to earn it - you can't buy one and put it up, like the rest of the tat he's wearing.

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I did some work at AWE, do I get to wear the nuclear medal?!?!







Not that I want to of course!
 

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PrinceAlbert said:
I did some work at AWE, do I get to wear the nuclear medal?!?!







Not that I want to of course!
No! Just be content with the three eys, the hump on your back and the webbed feet. Or did you have those before you went there?
 
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old_fat_and_hairy said:
PrinceAlbert said:
I did some work at AWE, do I get to wear the nuclear medal?!?!







Not that I want to of course!
No! Just be content with the three eys, the hump on your back and the webbed feet. Or did you have those before you went there?
I had them already. Something to do with my parents being related before they were married.....or somesuch?!?
 

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PrinceAlbert said:
old_fat_and_hairy said:
PrinceAlbert said:
I did some work at AWE, do I get to wear the nuclear medal?!?!







Not that I want to of course!
No! Just be content with the three eys, the hump on your back and the webbed feet. Or did you have those before you went there?
I had them already. Something to do with my parents being related before they were married.....or somesuch?!?
Ah, I didn't realise you were from the Cambridgeshire fens!
 
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I'd be embarrassed to wear all that tat - does it not attract the derision it deserves from friends and colleagues? Then again, this issue has been discussed to death in other threads...
 
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I bet if you challenged the fella in question he would bluster and say he had earned everyone of them.

It wouldn't be so bad if he wore them on the right, to at least indicate they are not official.
 
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They're considerably more colourful than the packet of lumicolours I have to hang off my blazer!!

2 of mine aren't allowed out if the sun's shining (the QJM and the UN one!!)
 
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BlueJobLiney said:
Most of them are unofficial and privately bought "walt" medals:

1 ) General Service Cross (Bought for actually turning up to work once)
2 ) ?
3 ) British Nuclear Weapons Tests Medal (Bought for being Nuked in the name of the Queen)
4 ) Eastern Service Medal (Bought for services to ladyboys out far east)
5 ) Cold War Medal (Bought for doing bugger all during the Cold War)
6 ) Maritime Defence Medal (Bought for being bummed in defence of the country)
7 ) ?
8 ) Golden Jubilee Medal (Bought for being kind of alive in 2003)

This looks like some kind of society medal?

9 )

Danny

Whar is number 2? Cannot find it anywhere, any joy anyone?
 
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Thats it. That was the final straw. I am going to put on my 1st Year Silver 400m swimming medal up on my chest on rememberance sunday. If everyone is doing it then why should I go without some extra bling to make me look extra old and brave.
 

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