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We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Authorise the award of a "Cold War Service Medal". This recognition is deserved and long overdue. The "Cold War" was not just an ideological struggle, it was a large-scale military campaign to prevent WW3.

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/COLDWAR/

To consider authorising the design and award of a Cold War Service Medal. This recognition is deserved and long overdue. The "Cold War" was not just an ideological struggle, it was a large-scale military campaign to prevent a third world war through deterrence and military deployments. While many characterize the period 1945-1991 as "peacetime," except for limited wars and expeditions, this misses the point of the large, ongoing military operation that was in fact global. Many other expeditions also took place in the cold war context. In the larger context, our defence effort included troop deployments to check Soviet military threats, continuous nuclear-armed retaliatory capability in event of a Soviet attack, and reconnaissance of hostile territory and waters by air and sea. Air Defence sites provided a deterrent against Soviet attack of the United Kingdom, and were kept on a high state of alert
 
#2
as much as i like medals having a good time in the army in the cold war days hardley rates an iron cross....
 
#3
"The design of the medal to be a Maltese Cross, emblazoned with the crest of 100 legs akimbo German prostitutes, surmounted by a crossed currywurst and beer bottle motif. The ribbon to be a tricolour of brown, yellow and sickly yellow/brown, symbolising the mythical "Grand Slam"."


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#4
If they issued this one then it really would be a medal for standing in the NAAFI queue.
 
#6
Fuck me, if thats the case then it might be the most convincing medal any Walt wears!

"Does this gut look like I wasn't there?"
 
#7
Such a medal always exists

http://www.foxfall.com/cwm.htm



The Cold War Medal proudly commemorates your service during the Cold War. Please note that it is privately struck and may not be worn on the uniform of active duty military personnel. However, it is the perfect companion to the Cold War Recognition Certificate offered by the United States government to military and civilian veterans who served the United States at any time between 1946 and 1991.
http://www.foxfall.com/cwm.htm#PURCHASE

The medal is inexpensive. You can buy it for $25.
 
#8
Do I get an oakleaf for being brave enough to buy the discounted Naafi JPS fags when no-one else had the balls too?
 
#9
Gets my vote. Another bit of decoration for remembarance parades.

Not bad for 6 years worth (surely only time in Germany would count) of getting bladdered every Friday night happy hour and managing to make it back for Monday morning parades, just!
Also for the Snow Queens, sports afternoons, patch painting, and cam net repairs that took weeks!! Not to mention the tax free fags, booze and cars.

Geeze, how did we cope with a cookhouse with at least 6 choices of menu, the living accomodation that we had to share, and all the noise that came from the bar in the attic!

My time was so hectic I didn't really make full use of the on camp cinematic facilities, free 'social' activities, full gymnasium setup and Anglo-German reationships. (The NAAFI bop was good enough for most!)

It was hard, but we saw it through 'til the end!
 

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#10
True Sid - youngsters nowadays don't know how easy they have life. XD
 
#11
Don't forget getting at big fat wedge of LOA, cheap petrol, cheap smokes, cheap motors......life was a killer. Would a 2 week 1 BR corps Ex count? Walts will have a field day :p
 
#12
That would cost more than the 2012 Olympics to implement!

What about Gold ones for those who served "Beyond the Front Line" and cardboard ones for those in Emblem, Mons etc? Anywhere between the IGB and the Rhine would get Silver
 
#15
Nice to see a refreshing attitude to this .The yanks think they deserve this as they were on the front line .Even if that was in a misslie silo .
Maybe if you were doing something dodgy like supposedly what are submarines were up to ,but, just being in germany for most of the time
does it deserve a medal ?
 
#16
LOL a bling medal for being in the land of milk and honey. Me no thinks so....

A soldier Mag arcticle/reply from the Medal Office concering 'bling' awards summed it up real nice....

Risk and Rigour....

Hmmmm
 
#17
KGB_resident said:
Such a medal always exists

http://www.foxfall.com/cwm.htm



The Cold War Medal proudly commemorates your service during the Cold War. Please note that it is privately struck and may not be worn on the uniform of active duty military personnel. However, it is the perfect companion to the Cold War Recognition Certificate offered by the United States government to military and civilian veterans who served the United States at any time between 1946 and 1991.
http://www.foxfall.com/cwm.htm#PURCHASE

The medal is inexpensive. You can buy it for $25.
Yes, it exists; however, as your quote suggests was never approved or issued to anyone in the Military of the USA.

There is; however, as you mentioned a Cold War Recognition Certificate.

http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/genmedals/ht/coldwar.htm

Actually, there are many US commemorative medals that individuals may purchase. None are authorized for wear on a military uniform; however they can be worn on civilian attire, etc. Most, who purchase them use them in a 'box' dispaly in their home, etc.

One can see most all of them on this site.:

http://www.usmedals.com/commemoratives.html?usmedals=c38d41e1acde5f6facc67b719f022e44
 
#18
fuggyred said:
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Authorise the award of a "Cold War Service Medal". This recognition is deserved and blah blah blah blah......
You're having a fcuking laugh aren't you? Give your head a double tap. You had cheap tabs, booze, cars, women and you want a medal for it? Cnut.
 
#19
I want a ‘I am a big brave Cold War warrior gong’ it will look great next to my ‘I survived 6 months of drinking brandy sours and banging Swedish chicks in Ayia Napa UNFICYP badge of courage’ :winkrazz:
 
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