What is the largest amount of medals ever issued?

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by skintboymike, Jul 1, 2009.

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  1. Ok folks, a shameless medal porn thread. There was a thread on here many moons ago which discussed the most medals ever issued within the UK military, and a couple of people had heard of an RE Postie who was issued 29 (yes, 29) medals. I'm not sure of the truth behind it, or indeed which medals they were (there was a comprehensive list on that same thread) but I'd have loved to have seen them on display if they did indeed exist. Has anyone got any really impressive medal photos they're willing to share? (Real ones, no bling please.)
  2. got afew try this one for starters

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  3. and no they are not mine, just found the picture on tinterweb, not sure why it posted twice
  4. I've always thought that the British Army was in danger of going the way of the Septics in that medals were issued for quite dumpy, insignificant stuff, and ex-forces would greet each other with: "How may you got, then?".

    That quite extraordinary collection of awards, and the story behind them, really brings home why medals should be awarded. What an astonishing person your man was!

  5. Medals of Air Marshal William Avery "Billy" Bishop, VC, CB, DSO*, MC, DFC, ED

  6. But seeing as this is an Army website, how about these for some medal porn?

    Brigadier Mike Harvey, CBE, MC

  7. Didnt get an LS&GC tho did he

    or a QGJM!!!!!!!
  8. Has to be a Russian surely?
  9. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Someone who had to dance attendance on Lord Mountbatten during a trip to Canada told me that Ld M's naval reefer jacket had a metal plate inside so that it kept its shape with all the bling attached, and that fully loaded it weighed 47 lbs.
  10. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Monty was reported to have somthing similer
  11. Churchill's bling:

  12. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Mony - as a boy during the war I had a jigsaw of Monty with rows of medals on the chest of his battledress. By the time he retired he must have collected many more.
  13. SBM.

    You know the drill. :wink: