To Walt or not to Walt

Discussion in 'Waltenkommando' started by redsquirrel, May 17, 2013.

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  1. There's been loads of different threads about wearing medals but has there been a definitive answer to my question? Once you're out, is it walting to wear all your medals? I'm what people think about wearing things like non-article 5, and other legitimate but non-UK type medals (apart from that swimming medal you got in primary school, etc - naturally), alongside their official gongs?

    With Armed-Forces Day coming up I was remembering last year when I met a fine gent resplendent in just about every gong available. Saudi, Kuwait, UN, Nato, BFG/BAOR, etc. Now, he had clearly served some time but is that technically still Walting?

  2. Walting no. Low self esteem probably.
  3. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Bastard. I've always thought my cycling proficiency badge lent my best suit a certain je ne sais quoi...
  4. Sir, any real man knows that the Tufty Club badge is the only award to be worn in civilian dress. Until the NDM is awarded of course.
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  6. Curses oneupped by John Noakes.
  7. I don't know what that means?
  8. Surely by definition it can't be walting unless you're pretending to be something you're not?
  9. Although it might not be walting, I think it is fairly desperate to wear purchased medals or one's that are not sanctioned for wearing whilst serving - ie NATO Non-Article 5. It is a shame that many servicemen served a whole career during the Cold War with little to show for their service except a predeliction for German hard-core pornography, a beer gut and a German ex-wife. However dry your tears princess and man up - there is always your veteran's lapel pin and a regimental tie. Of course if you were a ranker you can always splash out on a gilt wire blazer badge and wear your beret on special occasions!


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  10. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Just show us on the dolly...
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  11. .
    What's to say you can't wear them when you're out? You earnt 'em ... you wear 'em. I personally wouldn't, but then I've got enough real ones to wear.
  12. Does that mean UK Malayan campaign veterans can't wear that Pingat-Something-or-other medal?
  13. The PJM can be worn officially now.
  14. Huzzah, I shall be purchasing mine direckly.
  15. Meet an old Int corp guy a couple of years ago at Rememberance Sunday. He'd wont he MC, had that, GSM (NI), Gulf, several UN medals, but he said in total he did three years with them and they tended to go for 4 - 6 weeks at a time some it wasn't hard to get them and Bosnia NATO. In total he had about 10 gongs, but seemed to chuckle at the fact that the MOD couldn't stop him from wearing the 2 bonus medals from the Gulf. He'd had them all court mounted as well as the bonus gongs. personally I didn't see the point in the bonus gongs, he had enough as it was!

    I just stick to what I am entitled and allowed to wear. It's only 2 gongs, but at least they are offical!