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What is the largest amount of medals ever issued?

#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.)
 
#5
unixman said:
Try this little collection which is to be found in my local museum:



VC, DSO, MC

Details here: http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/wr.php?main=inc/vc_roberts
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!

MsG
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
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.
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#12
seaweed said:
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.
Monty was reported to have somthing similer
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
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.
 
#15
skintboymike said:
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 obtained 29 (yes, 29) medals from various mail bags. 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.)
SBM.

You know the drill. :wink:

P-T
 
#18
Fugly said:
An AAussie, however: Keith Payne VC

I know there's something written about medal ribbons not obscuring more than a third of the ribbon that precedes it, but if they were spaced out any further the wearer would need to walk sideways through doorways.
 

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