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Vets should be awarded the Jubilee Medal.......

Old 20th May 2012, 10:52
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Veterans should be awarded the Jubilee Medal.......

I reckon that some if not all of those vets who have served Her Majesty in the time of her Reign should be entitled to the Jubilee Medal.

There must be thousands of vets who have servied upwards of
30+yrs defending HM The Queen Elizabeth II who would feel hard done by if they aren't given the medal.

I do not know what the award parameters are but if the vets are not included be prepared for a large amount of unhappy comments........

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Where would you stop, you could say the same for the Silver one too.
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Don't forget the farriers either!
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For all that work they've done looking after the Corgis...?
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don't want a joke medal, thanks.
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As long as the Family get them what else matters?
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I wasnt born in WW2, but I feel that as someone who grew up on a diet of Commando and Warlord comics, I am entitled to my WW2 medals.

Please tell me how I can apply for them as I predict millions of people will be angry at not being entitled to a medal for a war in which they didnt serve.
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Come now Jimlad... Don't be so hard on them, I'm sure thay would have served in WWII if someone had asked them...
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Well I can see that cynicism and sarcasm seem to rule the roost on here! Unlike you Jimlad1 I did serve in the various punchups within HM's Reign.
My point is that if current serving personnel are awarded the medal for just being 'currently in the service' and those veterans who served in the major part of the 60yrs along with all the conflicts are not awarded it then I would feel justifiably aggrieved.
As far as matey from Canada regards the medal as a 'joke', that's your problem. Perhaps you've been eating too many bananas!
I would regard the medal as suitable commemoration of my service in the RAF during a uniquely and highly successful Reign of HM.
It would be an honour to receive the medal.
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You need to dig a bit deeper, Dundiggin'
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There is always eBay, UK PLC is skint, we have as much chance of getting this through as Gordon Brown has of becoming PM again?

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My point about medals was not about the deserving souls who would wear it with pride, but about all the others it will be awarded to. I can think of quite a few people wearing Jubilee Medals I have served with whom I wouldn't trust to run a bath.
Ultimately, when one is a member of a medal order, one has to be proud to be in it. I would not be proud to wear an award which has eligibility criteria which exclude a considerable number of people who ought to get it, and lets in a considerable number who oughtn't.
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I am entitled to both. If I turned up to a reunion wearing them it would get very expensive - I'd have to buy a very large round and I'd also have a large dry-cleaning bill.

These are comedy medals - real medals are for genuine acts of bravery, while for real acts of service there are MBEs etc. I know that not all who deserve such awards receive them, but that's life.

If Liz is still on the throne in ten and/or fitteen years there will be another one I suppose
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If UK plc can't afford to issue a Jubilee medal to one and all don't issue it. On the other hand, those who are keen to add another medal to their collection could have one if they paid for it, plus P&P of course.
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Some MBE's and knighthoods are far from deserved, only have GSM myself and would never wear it.
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"Well I can see that cynicism and sarcasm seem to rule the roost on here! Unlike you Jimlad1 I did serve in the various punchups within HM's Reign."

Sorry to dissapoint you Dun, but I'm afraid that I've also served in various punch ups too and have just got a shiney jubilee medal to add to my voluptuous rack
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and have just got a shiney jubilee medal to add to my voluptuous rack
Pictures please... Of the voluptuous rack of course...
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Originally Posted by airborne_artist

These are comedy medals - real medals are for genuine acts of bravery
Absolutely spot on
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Some MBE's and knighthoods are far from deserved, only have GSM myself and would never wear it.
Can't argue with the sentiments expressed before the comma and having been demobbed in 1971 I have no wish for any Jubilee medals issued whilst being a civilian. I also ONLY have a GSM but would be proud to wear it if the occasion required because some guys and girls died having qualified for nothing higher.
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Oh fergodsek, didn't we do this month's ago! Nobody wanted one then and nobody (who's out) wants one now!

Not everybody in '77 got one (12 per unit I recall), not everybody got one in 2002 (had to be serving and have 5 years +) and the same applies today, I believe! So why should a veteran, even if he/she left just last year, get one!

Why would you want a medal that you have no uniform to wear it on! (rhetorical)

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