Veterans to wear Malaysia Medal officially for first time

Discussion in 'Medals' started by defenceheadquarters, Nov 8, 2011.

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  1. British veterans awarded the Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM) Medal have been given permission by Her Majesty The Queen to wear it for the first time during remembrance events on Sunday.

    Full story on MOD website.

    This was posted by the Ministry of Defence.
  2. 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!
  3. General Service Medal With bars Malay Peninsula and Borneo.
  4. 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

    Served in Borneo 1965-66
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  5. 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?
  6. Get a petition started, you know you want to.

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

    Veterans will officially able wear their PJM
  8. Only there wasnt a ban was there? You can wear what you like as a civvie.
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  9. What and get my wife to wear even more medals than chance :)

  10. 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.
  11. badal

    Could be, especially the commonwealth bit.
  12. Because I want to look like I was on the winning side as opposed to an Iraqi General.
  13. ......Me too