On the subject of selling medals, Mrs Devex and I have decided the impending (ie TODAY!!!) 25th anniversary of our nuptuals (how the f*ck I have not ended up under the patio I do not know) is a good point to update our wills. I have a great granddad's original WW1 set of two medals, cap badge and Silver War Badge, my Dad's TD and my own rack (nothing special but I earned 'em) and I'm having it written in that these can never be sold and must be kept in the family. I don't know why, it just seems important to me.
Now on the will, you can stipulate but its won't neccesary be Devex minor who will sell the family gongs, its more likely to happen if he has no issue (baby Devexs for the uninitiated!). Thats when the estate passes out of the direct line. And thats when the problems begin and when they end up on 'flog it', with some one saying I found then in a draw and I don't know what they are!
Just a suggestion put their Regimental service records on the back of the frames, its helpful for the future generations.