Wearing of commemorative medals.

#1
Just a heads up on whether you can wear commemorative medals ie: Border service the Hong Kong medal or BFG medal alongside awarded medals ie : GSM etc ? or should they be mounted and worn separately ?

I wait with baited breath for you replies !
 
#2
I know people say you can, (If you've finshed your service) but a few tailors I know have said that people have asked for them mounted together, then once they've seen them, they want them removed. It seems that a lot of veterans on Rememberance day wear two sets (In my area). One for issued, one below it for other medals aquired. I think most people find it a bit "Waltish" to have them together. Plus if you're the only one, you might look at bit strange.
 
#3
Just a heads up on whether you can wear commemorative medals ie: Border service the Hong Kong medal or BFG medal alongside awarded medals ie : GSM etc ? or should they be mounted and worn separately ?

I wait with baited breath for you replies !
I have a Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal (PJM )mounted next a GSM with a Borneo clasp,

I've been out for over twenty years so I dont give a **** what anybody says :)
 
#5
Thanks for your responses guys they are not mine but a friends and it is to settle a difference of opinion,i understood that they were to be worn separately !
 
#6
Thanks for your responses guys they are not mine but a friends and it is to settle a difference of opinion,i understood that they were to be worn separately !
RBL site says they should be worn seperately, below awarded medals:rmp:
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#9
Bought bling is for walts. The PJM is a rather different case as it is not bought, but awarded as a gesture of gratitude by the Government of Malaysia, and is actually authorised for wear by Australian and NZ holders but, oddly, denied for us by a civil servant who has a medal authorised for wear for Antiguan independence or some such ultra-warry tamasha.
 
#10
I have a Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal (PJM )mounted next a GSM with a Borneo clasp,

I've been out for over twenty years so I dont give a **** what anybody says :)
Did you buy that PJM? If not, it isn't the same thing. Personally, I would not wear an unauthorised medal, but I would not criticise anyone wearing any awarded medal and TBQFH, I would not criticise someone wearing a bought one if they actually did the time/service it claims. I wouldn't wear one (my choice), if you wanna, then do so. Not that I think that you will actually give a **** about my opinion.
 
#11
Did you buy that PJM? If not, it isn't the same thing. Personally, I would not wear an unauthorised medal, but I would not criticise anyone wearing any awarded medal and TBQFH, I would not criticise someone wearing a bought one if they actually did the time/service it claims. I wouldn't wear one (my choice), if you wanna, then do so. Not that I think that you will actually give a **** about my opinion.
It was awarded, it was also approved by HM,it was only some gobby civil servant that said it couldn't be worn on uniform, most Borneo vets are old feckers now :) being a Jock, if they had asked for money I'd never have bothered :)

I respect your opinion though, cheeky **** that you are :)
 
#12
It was awarded, it was also approved by HM,it was only some gobby civil servant that said it couldn't be worn on uniform, most Borneo vets are old feckers now :) being a Jock, if they had asked for money I'd never have bothered :)

I respect your opinion though,
cheeky **** that you are :)

Falls over nearest chair and goes into a faint.


I am a **** though. A cheeky one as well and I promise to give-a-**** tomorrow.
 

Legs

ADC
Book Reviewer
#13
It was awarded, it was also approved by HM,it was only some gobby civil servant that said it couldn't be worn on uniform, most Borneo vets are old feckers now :) being a Jock, if they had asked for money I'd never have bothered :)

I respect your opinion though, cheeky **** that you are :)
Slightly off thread (but only slightly). If the Queen has said you can wear it, how can some Civil Servant turn round and countermand her order? I'm confuddled...
 
#14
It was awarded, it was also approved by HM,it was only some gobby civil servant that said it couldn't be worn on uniform, most Borneo vets are old feckers now :) being a Jock, if they had asked for money I'd never have bothered :)

I respect your opinion though, cheeky **** that you are :)
Nice one 111,you little green smelly object.
 
#16
Why would anyone want to? They aren't official and have absolutely no meaning since one awards them to oneself.

Veteran's in the U.S. rarely wear the medals they were awarded anyway as they are usually relegated to a shadow box or put away in a drawer. Mine are in a shadowbox with my retirement flag which was presented to me at my retirement and which is now stored under one of the buffets in my dining room.
but who wants to be seen wearing a medal for successfully completing basic and potty training, !!
 
#17
Slightly off thread (but only slightly). If the Queen has said you can wear it, how can some Civil Servant turn round and countermand her order? I'm confuddled...
I would imagine most things green and warry would escape you, you ******* pencil sharpener, it's a strange day when an RHQ dwelling gender bender questions a veteran on the validity of awards.
 

RP578

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
Same goes for combat and campaign medals.

That's why it's the very rare veteran in the U.S. who wears them rather than putting them away in a drawer or elsewhere after leaving the service. A man knows what he has done and what he hasn't. Not need to wear it on his chest once he's no longer required to.
No, but I've seen plenty of Americans wearing it on their ball caps, patches on jackets, enamel medal pins on lapels (which I believe are actually issued along with your medals), license plates proclaiming the driver to be a Korean War/Viet Nam/Gulf/Disabled Veteran or Purple Heart holder.

Most British ex-servicemen only get their gongs out for a couple of hours once a year. Most probably don't even bother with a Regimental tie, as if anyone outside your Regiment or Corps could tell what it was anyway. Lets not start waving willies over this.


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