Should I ask..

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Bovril, Jun 30, 2010.

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  1. What colour the boat house is?

    Or is there any other way of making sure my grandad isn't a walt of epic proportions?

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  2. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    ask him to plan an ambush.

    but make sure you have a cup of coffee handy.
     
  3. You put your own grandad on here to out him as a Walt?

    Fooking hell mate.

    Have you thought of becoming a pathologist you fucking rotter?

    Edited to add ; What's that medal on the specky four eyes git?
     
  4. he was abused as a child and I claim my five pounds.
     
  5. I don't know specky four eyes.

    My old fella is wearing the Malaya GSM though.
     
  6. _Chimurenga_

    _Chimurenga_ LE Gallery Guru

    Appears to be the National Service Commemorative Medal.
     
  7. The self-awarded National Service Medal. Peel the back off and you'll find 10-year old Taiwanese chocolate.

    .....................mmmmmmmm - 10-year old Taiwanese chocolate.
     
  8. http://www.awardmedals.com/national-service-medal-p-794.html?cPath=21_33

    good spot, but costly at a chunky £32.50!
     
  9. _Chimurenga_

    _Chimurenga_ LE Gallery Guru

  10. that said, I think these are wrongly marketed.

    my grandad was sent a letter through his regimental association saying 'we see your records show you served in Germany. we would like to notify you of a new medal that has been approved, to commemorate BFG. Due to production costs, it cannot be issued but can be bought through so and so for x amount'

    http://www.awardmedals.com/british-forces-germany-medal-p-681.html?cPath=21_33 I think it was only about £25 at the time though.

    my grandmother opened the letter and read it, and with something pretty close to the above genuinely believed (with 'has been approved' and 'based on your service records') that it was genuine and from the MoD and they just couldn't afford to make them, so she bought it for his birthday. wasn't for some time that I noticed it when we were mocking the 'Service Medal' (everybody gets one: http://www.awardmedals.com/military-service-medal-p-12806.html?cPath=21_33 ) on another thread and had to inform them that unfortunately it bore no value next to his issued medals.



    So on the National Service Medal front, whether it's self-awarded due to not having anything else to flash, or simply self-awarded having been mislead into it by a letter like my grandad received, is questionable. Either way, I think that the actions of these medal companies producing such worthless 'commemorative' medals so that everyone can wear one is grossly immoral, not so much the individuals that wear them - with or without the knowledge that they do not really hold any value and do not belong alongside issued 'genuine' medals.
     
  11. at least it shows you did something slightly different

    check this out

    http://www.awardmedals.com/military-service-medal-p-12806.html?cPath=21_33

    you can get clasps for that too! (for what? Signed Up, Passed Out and Discharged?)

    and of course, the best seller...

    http://www.awardmedals.com/commemorative-cadet-forces-medal-p-16392.html?cPath=21_33

    I believe the clasps on that are for the ghastly horrors of places in which only the finest personnel got to serve, namely 'Longmoor' 'Beckingham' and 'Frimley'
     
  12. I think you will find that he is wearinga 2 Bar GSM so Malaya and another.
     
  13. Maybe Grandad is reading this and about to come round and kick the crap out of you for doubting him :omg:
     
  14. So what colour is the boat house at Hereford :-D
     
  15. or about to leg it having been caught.