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When you leave what are you supposed to do with your medals

#1
What the hell do you do with them when you havent got a uniform to put them on!! Any one got any ideas. "Give them to your grand kids", great what about the next 30 years. I sometimes wear my minatures on my PJ's but they can get uncomfortable when sleeping on your front. The missus likes them when shes getting a bit.
 
#4
Wear them at least once a year on Remembrance Sunday. I went to my local church and had them in my pocket as I thought I'd look a total tosser wear medals in civis and wanted to check out the form. When I got there about half a dozen older blokes were wearing theirs. So on mine went, not nearly as many they had but I was the youngest medal wearer by about 40 years!
 
#6
thegimp said:
I'm currently in competition with other "no longer serving" oppos.

The challenge is to get your downstairs bog as chad and pussers (not sure what the army term is) as you can
This means a framed map with all serving "holiday" destinations marked on it
Framed ops "been there" Tshirts
Duty warry phots, mexican bandit 7.62 link shots, borrowed weapons, patting small indigenous child on head on patrol etc
Various crap african carved masks
Pinched arabic carpets
Duty see you later plaques from various units
A radiator bookshelf populated by Andy Mcnob et al
Framed commendations/mugshots from media excursions
Medals should be mounted and framed

So far a globe and laurel hand painted bog seat is ahead by a nose in the chaddest of chad comp, its only a matter of time before the DPM curtains go up
Could I suggest a rolled up sleep mat for a bog brush holder and womens dresses instead of DPM for the curtains? :)
 
#7
smithy749 said:
What the hell do you do with them when you havent got a uniform to put them on!! Any one got any ideas. "Give them to your grand kids", great what about the next 30 years. I sometimes wear my minatures on my PJ's but they can get uncomfortable when sleeping on your front. The missus likes them when shes getting a bit.
Shove 'em...in a cupboard...Thats where mine have been for the last 10 years.
 
#8
First you need all your medals, ie medal office still owes me 2, but plan to frame them the hang them in the loo, with all me other squad photos etc although I do like the ebay idea.

Whats the going rate for a reasonable sized group.
 
#9
thegimp said:
I'm currently in competition with other "no longer serving" oppos.

The challenge is to get your downstairs bog as chad and pussers (not sure what the army term is) as you can
This means a framed map with all serving "holiday" destinations marked on it
Framed ops "been there" Tshirts
Duty warry phots, mexican bandit 7.62 link shots, borrowed weapons, patting small indigenous child on head on patrol etc
Various crap african carved masks
Pinched arabic carpets
Duty see you later plaques from various units
A radiator bookshelf populated by Andy Mcnob et al
Framed commendations/mugshots from media excursions
Medals should be mounted and framed

So far a globe and laurel hand painted bog seat is ahead by a nose in the chaddest of chad comp, its only a matter of time before the DPM curtains go up
TG

You visited my crapper then??? :wink: :wink:
 

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#10
If you earned them - be proud and frame them. If they came up with the rations (like my 1 x 1" of 'glory' w/c Northern Ireland) then bung them (it) in a drawer.

Yours aye

A_Y
 
#11
Mine will be going into the frame with all the other Phantom Family Medals.
I'm going to need one huge frame though as the Phantoms who have passed before me earned lots of medals, compared to me.

(once my last one is issued and isn't being stored in the HQ safe, where its been for the past 6 months)
 
#14
corps pissed , i like to leave copys of the globe and bustard at work in the heads for all the ex pongos to read in awe, as of yet none have been used for arse wipe , im standing by.. why dont you get special printed arse wipe in the guise of a stable belt with the colours of the most bone unit you have worked with ..
 
#18
You should get them out and wear them with pride on Rememberance Sunday to show everyone in the British Legion that there have been other conflicts since World War 2, because according to some in these clubs there hasn't been anything worth a mention since 1945, which unfortunately has been the nail in the coffin for lots of RBL clubs!
 
#19
Rumrunner said:
Flog them on eBay? :lol:
Nope, 'cos they ain't worth dick, just yet. If you want to generate some quick beer chits, then carry on.

If you are thinking of providing some cash for the kid(s), forget it: unless you have a decoration or MiD to go with them, then keep hold for at least 20 years. Then, dependant on your Corps/Regt/Service, you should generate a bob or two.

So, whilst you are waiting for the years to roll by and for the value to accrue (lovely word, that - accrue!), why not take the bleddy things out for a breath of fresh air every Nov 11 (or thereabouts), stick them on your chest and remind yourself as to WHY THE FECK YOU TOOK THE SHILLING!

The intrinsic value of our shiny half-crowns is minimal but they represent history - and, in our own foot-shuffling, red cheeked way, it acknowledges those that cannot be there.

Rant over - I'll get me 'at and coat...............
 
#20
Gimp - how big is your bog - mines just about got room for the porcelain - reckon that if i framed my medals it would cover one wall - the wall opposite the pan is reserved for blue tacking porn to when cracking one off.
 

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