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NutLoose 6th Oct 2016 15:36


I don't like been called a veteran http://cdn.pprune.org/images/smilies/bah.gif
Not a problem, I will call you Tulip from now on, that's got a nice ring to it. :)

brakedwell 6th Oct 2016 16:24

:):):):):)

It is better than being called "old" or an "OAP", or even by Mrs W a "Grumpy Old Man"
Boring old fart is a common phrase in our household, and my conduct has always been questionable.

langleybaston 6th Oct 2016 16:39

BoF with a nice ring?

Naughty thoughts.

In my family I fear that I am the FMH.

Answers on a postcard ..............

Pontius Navigator 6th Oct 2016 17:00


Originally Posted by Jumping_Jack (Post 9532170)
Slightly irritated that this meaningless medal is going to cost me 50 to have mounted just for the full size, let alone for the miniature. Great way to reward me and make me feel valued......:hmm:

JJ, tax deductible of course.

Rosevidney1 6th Oct 2016 21:53

​A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon.

--Napoleon Bonaparte

Tankertrashnav 6th Oct 2016 21:58

I was scratching my head trying to think of that quote, Rosevidney - thanks!

Melchett01 6th Oct 2016 22:48


Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator (Post 9532273)
JJ, tax deductible of course.

Uniform upkeep deductions are made at source, so I guess it depends if this is considered to be covered by that.

rock34 7th Oct 2016 09:06

JJ - be grateful its only going to cost you 50.......

brakedwell 7th Oct 2016 09:09

Does climbing the greasy pole count as a fight ;)

Pontius Navigator 7th Oct 2016 12:46

Melchett, to a point. I did an exercise some years ago, easily repeatable, based on the whole life cycle cost of replao your working clothing over 5 years. The cost was exactly equal to the annual tax relief at source at 20% tax relief - for simplicity 400 relief = 80 and 5 year cost equalled 400.

If you replaced any #1 items, hat, gloves, shoes, uniform, shirts or #5 these were on top of maintaining your working dress. Keep receipts, claim extra.

The same applies to the difference between PTR mileage alloiwance and 45p/mile. Some people reckon it's not worth the bother but if you have to file a tax return, why not?

Melchett01 7th Oct 2016 16:44


Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator (Post 9533196)
Melchett, to a point. I did an exercise some years ago, easily repeatable, based on the whole life cycle cost of replao your working clothing over 5 years. The cost was exactly equal to the annual tax relief at source at 20% tax relief - for simplicity 400 relief = 80 and 5 year cost equalled 400.

If you replaced any #1 items, hat, gloves, shoes, uniform, shirts or #5 these were on top of maintaining your working dress. Keep receipts, claim extra.

The same applies to the difference between PTR mileage alloiwance and 45p/mile. Some people reckon it's not worth the bother but if you have to file a tax return, why not?

True, but I doubt I'll repeat the 5k rebate I got for mileage with my medals, I'm not Kenny Everett or American you know!

ian16th 7th Oct 2016 21:59

Question.

One has a Certificate of Service that shows Decorations = 0

Half a century later HM Government decide to increment that to Decorations = 1

Does one need to have ones Certificate of Service annotated?

If so, by whom?

Tankertrashnav 7th Oct 2016 22:32

No need to worry Ian - the GSM (for Cyprus wasn't it?) is not a decoration, merely a medal ;). I have the GSM for South Arabia, but like you I am also in possession of no decorations.

ian16th 8th Oct 2016 10:00

TTN

I bow to your superior knowledge.

Just what are 'decorations' in this context? Gallantry medals and things such as MBE's?

oldpax 8th Oct 2016 10:46

Veterans badge is free!!Just apply.It comes in a neat little box as well!!!

brakedwell 8th Oct 2016 12:03

I lost mine :E

Ken Scott 8th Oct 2016 14:42

Whilst perusing this thread having just viewed 'the unstoppable Derek Oldham' one covering his 50 years of service in the RAF, it occurred to me that as he transferred to the reserves 3 years ago after 'only' 47 years of regular time he probably won't be eligible for a LS medal. Somewhat ironic given that he's likely to be the longest serving RAF officer ever?

Tankertrashnav 8th Oct 2016 17:19


Just what are 'decorations' in this context? Gallantry medals and things such as MBE's?
The MBE comes in the category of "Orders", ie everything from the Most Noble Order of the Garter to the The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Precedence among orders is basically in chronological order of the founding of the order (lots of "orders" in that sentence, but you get what I mean!).

"Decorations" are what we would understand as gallantry awards, such as the DFC, AFC etc.

Pontius Navigator 8th Oct 2016 18:51


Originally Posted by brakedwell (Post 9534183)
I lost mine :E

Write in, they will send a second free (that valuable). I believe the third etc will cost you.

brakedwell 8th Oct 2016 18:57

Thanks PN, i will save up for a stamp.


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