Unusual medal mounting

#1


Was watching a documentary on Indian Partition, with some very nice footage of the British Raj in all it's splendour, and happened to notice this rather curious arrangement.

Just ribbons...apart from the MC.

Anyone able to shed any light?

Most unusual!
 
#2
He'd probably been authorised to wear the medals though had not received them. Happened a lot immediately after WW2.
 
#3
This "rather curious arrangement" still applies by the way!

JSP 336 (3rd Edition) Volume 12 Part 3 Pamphlet 10
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE WEARING OF THE INSIGNIA OF ORDERS, DECORATIONS AND MEDALS

9. Awarded Decoration or Medal not Received. A corresponding length of riband to that described at Paragraph 7 is to be worn in respect of any Decoration or Medal awarded but not received. Clearly this only applies on occasions when Medals are worn.
 
#4
So what your saying is this guy is still awaiting 5 medals to turn up from the medals office :).

Lazy bastards i did not think they were that far behind .
 
#5
I seem to remember the chappie in charge of the Birthday Parade one year just wearing an OBE ribbon because he'd got it in the Birthday Honours but not actually been presented with the gong.
 

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