Veterans to wear Malaysia Medal officially for first time

#2
#3
OK, I’ll admit I’m a little confused!
The article stated that the ban was because we don’t normally allow a foreign medal to be worn if the campaign had already been recognised by the British!
Had a British medal already been issued?
Was the campaign taken into account of some other type of medal?
Or is this a case of medal hunting?
No axe to grind or get anyone’s back up.............just curious about the FACTS!
 
#5
The veterans who have been awarded the PJM for their service in the Malaya and the Borneo campaigns will have waved 2 fingers to the desk wallahs who imposed the ban and would have worn their medal anyway with pride

Well done to all those who fought for the right for us vets to wear the PJM

Paul
Served in Borneo 1965-66
 
#6
So what's the difference with this and the "Liberation of Kuwait" medal that was given to the troops for Op Granby by the Kuwait royal family?
 
#7
So what's the difference with this and the "Liberation of Kuwait" medal that was given to the troops for Op Granby by the Kuwait royal family?
Get a petition started, you know you want to.
 
#8
OK, I’ll admit I’m a little confused!
The article stated that the ban was because we don’t normally allow a foreign medal to be worn if the campaign had already been recognised by the British!
Had a British medal already been issued?
Was the campaign taken into account of some other type of medal?
Or is this a case of medal hunting?
No axe to grind or get anyone’s back up.............just curious about the FACTS!

Here's a varied selection of views here on a recent ARRSE thread;

Veterans will officially able wear their PJM
 
#10
The veterans who have been awarded the PJM for their service in the Malaya and the Borneo campaigns will have waved 2 fingers to the desk wallahs who imposed the ban and would have worn their medal anyway with pride

Well done to all those who fought for the right for us vets to wear the PJM

Paul
Served in Borneo 1965-66
Only there wasnt a ban was there? You can wear what you like as a civvie.
 
#12
So what's the difference with this and the "Liberation of Kuwait" medal that was given to the troops for Op Granby by the Kuwait royal family?

FF: the difference could be:

NO1: because the Kuwait & Saudi medals are not commonwealth medals.

NO2: because the Kuwait & Saudi medals were awarded the same time as the Gulf medal and all those who qualified were still serving in HM Armed Forces. Whereas the PJM medal was awarded some 40/50 years after the Malay Borneo campaigns were finished. All 35,000 Malay Borneo veterans are civilian old men in their 60's & 70's.
 
#15
The veterans who have been awarded the PJM for their service in the Malaya and the Borneo campaigns will have waved 2 fingers to the desk wallahs who imposed the ban and would have worn their medal anyway with pride

Well done to all those who fought for the right for us vets to wear the PJM

Paul
Served in Borneo 1965-66
......Me too
 

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LE
Kit Reviewer
#16
Doing a rack for a pal who'd not got round to mounting his PJM and have a question for the spotters.

I realise medals should be mounted in order of award, so is this the date of the gong's establishment, the date it was issued to him, or the date it was earned ?

Asking as he also has a Rhodie GSM & I want to ensure it's all correct.
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
I thought that foreign awards came after all UK awards in order of acceptence (but I could be wrong - it has been known).
 

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LE
Kit Reviewer
#19
As a Saffer. :)
 

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