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Les Pattenden
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Places Served : Aldershot, Marchwood, Longmoor, Dusseldorf,Munster,Ratingen,Longmoor
Registration date : 2011-11-12

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   9/12/2011, 22:49

Not bothered at all either way, thing that annoys me is people who get their medals when they are not near the action, and are just in theatre to get the medal to add to their collection, just to make their uniform look better Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   9/12/2011, 22:58

As i have said before...Why should someone sitting in a secure compound on the largest RAF base in the world get the same medal as the guy dodging bullets in the malay jungle.Talk about embarassing/ Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   9/12/2011, 23:03

Too right, lots of those that you see with a string of medals have not earned them, to my mind therefore it devalues the medals EARNED by our soldiers, as you say dodging bullets
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Places Served : celle, Germany, Bosnia, Denmark, Canada, USA, N Ireland, Cyprus, Jordan, Uk
Registration date : 2011-12-05

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 10:14


So this BAOR debate concluded. The medal is commerative, and is really a waste of time. Originally said, i was asking about it. My mate(an older mate) about 60 i a mere 39, he served in baor hohne i believe in the 70's. Royal Scots draggoons, he wears his??

But medals are too be earned, and although some exercises where tough going in the german winter, it is not a war/conflict or peacekeeping. The cold war that never maturalised, so therefore topic concluded!
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 11:14

Does he know about the Army medal he can buy complete with Corps/Regimental badge,or the General Service Cross.or the active service medal.If he is prepared to shell out a few hundred quid ,he could have quite an array.. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 12:51

Gordon, it just goes on and on, when you can buy a full size operational service medal for Afghanistan for 14.99 Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 13:27

That`s cheap.under 15 quid?The Walters will have a field day Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 13:36

Just so many available now on e-bay, probably loads of imported copies after all it doesn't take long for these people to catch on if something is good to sell Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 13:39


Join cadets or Ta now, and you may even qualify for QGJ medal!
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 13:43

Trouble is all this sort of thing tends to devalue the genuine medals Sad

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Localisation : West of England
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Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 22:06

Medals, Medals & more medals.

I had a quick look up to see what the definition of a medal is and it appears that its a visual
form of recognition for athletic, military, scientific, academic, or various other achievements.
So I suppose they come under the heading of :
1. To earn, individually or collectively.
2. Being in a certain location
3. Belonging to an organisation etc
4. Anniversary awards

So, their merit is all things to some people and nothing to the rest. Depends what value is placed upon a medal.
Personally, I value in order :
1. Bravery awards
2. Other decorations
3 Service awards
4. Campaign medals
5. Anniversary awards

As to the rest, I leave that to the individual. If they want to purchase these themselves then thats up to them but not for me.

I'll now shut up and wear my 3 with pride but withou any speacial distinction.

An ex Scallie

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Registration date : 2011-11-12

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 22:15

Absolutely correct, after all they have Olympic medals etc, I had one for Orienteering and one for Best Recruit, dont know why they were called medals, should have just been awards
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 22:37

I used to get awards from my OC or CO.and they most definately were not medals. Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 22:41

You were on very good terms then Very Happy Twisted Evil
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Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 22:56

Forgot about those ones Gordon - funny way to announce an award
'I award you 28 days - - - - '

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Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 23:02

I got the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Bronze) when I was in Boys.

It was for showing backbone, British Spirit, and being a thoroughly good chap.

Those sentiments have remained with me to this day.

I now apply those values to my life in retirement.

A curved backbone, frequent libations of British Spirit (Whisky), and still a decent sort of chap, despite everything.

A medal for that ?

Shove it !

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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   10/12/2011, 23:07

I didn't know the Duke was around when you were a boy Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   11/12/2011, 09:39

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I got the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Bronze) when I was in Boys.

What happened to the silver and gold???

Our chappies wore the award on the left sleeve, on a background of the company colour.
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   11/12/2011, 10:33

Gordon. wrote:
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I got the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Bronze) when I was in Boys.

What happened to the silver and gold???

Our chappies wore the award on the left sleeve, on a background of the company colour.

I wasn't in Boys long enough to progress beyond the Bronze.

When my son got the Gold he went down to London to get it from Phil the Greek himself.
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   11/12/2011, 11:56

Hmmm..A bit of name dropping never did one any harm.. lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   11/12/2011, 13:39

I once met Sir Harry Secombe. Sniff.
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Number of posts : 1298
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Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   11/12/2011, 15:51

I met Princess Anne. sniff, sniff

AND

I did my last Catterick Garrison Orderly Warrant Officer duty with her first husband. what, what, what

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Localisation : Hampshire
Cap Badge : RCT
Places Served : Aldershot, Marchwood, Longmoor, Dusseldorf,Munster,Ratingen,Longmoor
Registration date : 2011-11-12

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   11/12/2011, 17:49

The man should be Knighted cheers cheers cheers
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Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   11/12/2011, 17:57

jimsigs1 wrote:
I met Princess Anne. sniff, sniff


Jimsigs1

I sincerely hope she didn't tell you to "Naff orf", Jim !

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Registration date : 2011-07-09

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 02:10

Shelldrake, Jimsigs1, Les, Brum, et al
Chasing the thread further, I hope, but with some reservation because of my lack of understanding of Brit humour, I also had a casual meeting with another Royal persona, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It took place on 23 Oct 1969 at London, Ont when HRH presented new Queens Colours to the 1st and 3rd battalions of the Royal Canadian Regiment. It was an honour for my Regiment, 21 Field Artillery Regt RCA(M), to be selected to fire the 21 gun Royal Salute (one troop of 4-105mm howitzers).1st and3rd Battalions of the Royal Canadian Regiment.

HRH, wearing the blue dress uniform of the RCR, is shown arriving at London, Ont airport. Greeting him is Lt Col Tom Lawson honorary colonel of 3RCR

https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=74925d9590&view=audio&msgs=1343d34f89ab28a0&attid=0.1&zw
As you listen to the general Salute fit in the following ditty:
" The RCR refuse to fight
unless their brass is shining bright"
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