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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
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: LS&GC   9/11/2012, 17:53

Boy's Service did count for the LS & GC. I joined in 1949 and became entitled to it in 1967. Received the actual medal from the Mayor of Richmond on a parade at catterick in 1968 whilst serving with 11 Signal Regiment.

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PostSubject: Re: LS&GC   9/11/2012, 23:27

Jim...Read the award criteria on the MOD site.Like Bob you may have had some boy`s service to wards it but only after age 17.5
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
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: LS&GC   10/11/2012, 18:41

Gordon,

Further to the subject of LS & GC qualifying time etc, have dug out from my Army Records (A copy I received from Army Personnel Centre in 2007) and have been looking at Army Form B 176 which is entitled 'Recommendation for Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. The date of completion of requisite service is 7th Sept 1967. Since I enlisted and joined Army Apprentices School on 8th Sept 1949, that makes 18 years from joining up in 1949. So based on this evidence, I qualified for the LS & GC after completing 18 years service INCLUDING boys service.
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Number of posts : 327
Age : 78
Localisation : Northumberland
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg, Verden, Liebenau, Hohne, Hamm, Duisburg, Minden, Hannover, Fallingbostal, Kuwait, UK, HK, USA/Can.
Registration date : 2008-02-27

PostSubject: Re: LS&GC   10/11/2012, 19:09

Of course the rules on the MOD web site are the current rules. What were they prior to 1977? If anyone has an old copy of AGAIs (Pre 77) in their attic then this would provide a definite ruling on the award of the LS&GS, until then we are reliant upon our memories and we know how distorted they can become. scratch scratch

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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
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: LS&GC   10/11/2012, 20:09

Gordon,
Here is a copy of my Army Form B176 as proof of qualifying for LS & GC 18 years from joining Boys Service.

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PostSubject: Re: LS&GC   10/11/2012, 23:09

Can`t argue with that.....But???????????????
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Number of posts : 2989
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: LS&GC   11/11/2012, 07:26

jimsigs1 wrote:
Gordon,
Here is a copy of my Army Form B176 as proof of qualifying for LS & GC 18 years from joining Boys Service.

Jimsigs1




Haven't seen one of those before.
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