What no medals

#1
This may have been on here before but the other day the subject came up of people who have served but have never recived a medal because they were never in a current war zone.
The biggest people to lose out are members or ex members of the tA who may have served for Years but never got a medal the only thing they have recived are the new vetrans badge hence these guys never bother to go to a remembrance day parade.
What was even more sickning to these guys was the fact that Prince Edward attends with a chest full but quit the Army because he could not hack it
 
#2
mapco said:
This may have been on here before but the other day the subject came up of people who have served but have never recived a medal because they were never in a current war zone.
The biggest people to lose out are members or ex members of the tA who may have served for Years but never got a medal the only thing they have recived are the new vetrans badge hence these guys never bother to go to a remembrance day parade.
What was even more sickning to these guys was the fact that Prince Edward attends with a chest full but quit the Army because he could not hack it
Ther are so many errors in this statement that I can't even be...
 
#4
hmmm, my old man was a cold warrier, whose service included mostly drinking during the day at an abandonded rail depot and getting ripped off at brothels and he still has a fair few medals.
 

The_Duke

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#6
Because they didn't go on any operational tours?

Please bore off elsewhere and stop embarassing yourself with this drivel.
 
#8
It was entirely possible to spend a short amount of time in the TA or a rather longer period in the Regs and, if one managed to avoid NI and CYP, not get gonged.

Generally the TA were less likely to suffer - TEM was 12 yrs, rather shorter than for LS&GC.
 
#10
mapco said:
What was even more sickning to these guys was the fact that Prince Edward attends with a chest full but quit the Army because he could not hack it
I hardley call his mum's silver and golden jubilee medals and some commonwealth piece of tin a 'chest full'

FFS, if people want recognition, they should go on X-Factor!
 
#11
mapco said:
This may have been on here before but the other day the subject came up of people who have served but have never recived a medal because they were never in a current war zone.
The biggest people to lose out are members or ex members of the tA who may have served for Years but never got a medal the only thing they have recived are the new vetrans badge hence these guys never bother to go to a remembrance day parade.
What was even more sickning to these guys was the fact that Prince Edward attends with a chest full but quit the Army because he could not hack it
Prince Edward

Let me do a recce on here for his military honours:

KG: Knight of the Garter, 23 April 2006
CVO: Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, 10 March 1989
KCVO: Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, 2 June 2003
ADC(P): Personal Aide-de-Camp to the Queen, 1 August 2004
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, 10 March 1977 (before he joined up)
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, 2 June 2002

Honorary british military appointments

Royal Honorary Colonel, of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry
Royal Colonel, of the 2nd Battalion, The Rifles
Commodore-in-Chief, of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Commonwealth Realms

Colonel-in-Chief, of The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
Colonel-in-Chief, of The Prince Edward Island Regiment[9]
Colonel-in-Chief, of the Saskatchewan Dragoons

Nope, cant see any operational medals there (he hasnt got any), so as its pretty common for members of the royal family to be awarded a sh1tload of different titles and awards..your rant about those who havent got OPERATIONAL medals are just not relevant in this case..are they??


edit to add:

Chest full of medals? ermmmm 1......2........3...

 
#13
I have an erstwhile RN colleague who after 25+ years in the RN has "just" got the Golden Jubilee medal. Just luck of the draw when it came to his various jobs and ship deployments.
 
#14
If you timed it right (wrong) it was quite possible to reach the rank of 3 star general without a single decoration of any description. I used to feel sorry for the bloke. Nuff said.
 
#15
Got my LS&GC pinned onto my chest last month by a RN Commodore ( I was gutted thought it might at least have been Lionel Ritchie) who only had Jubilee medal.

Is anyone else worried about how many threads there are concerning medals? Why do people go on about it so much? Are we, the military, now part of the "bling" culture?
 

BuggerAll

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#16
Its the recognition factor. Its why people buy these bloody silly 'vanity' medals etc. The veterans badge should cover the issue - a public recognition that you served. Mind you a Regimental Tie on Remembrance sunday should be good enough!
 
#18
mapco said:
This may have been on here before but the other day the subject came up of people who have served but have never recived a medal because they were never in a current war zone.
The biggest people to lose out are members or ex members of the tA who may have served for Years but never got a medal the only thing they have recived are the new vetrans badge hence these guys never bother to go to a remembrance day parade.
What was even more sickning to these guys was the fact that Prince Edward attends with a chest full but quit the Army because he could not hack it
Wish I had "lost out". Seems I "lost in" eh?
 
#19
As Napoleon said, "Men will die for a piece of coloured ribbon". It's about status and peer-recognition.

Mind you I'm a jangler, not a dangler.
 

The_Duke

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#20
smartascarrots said:
As Napoleon said, "Men will die for a piece of coloured ribbon". It's about status and peer-recognition.

Mind you I'm a jangler, not a dangler.
You need to send them off to get properly court mounted then!
 
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