Correct order of wear

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  1. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    all

    I have been given by a cousin my great uncles ww2 medals to be remounted with his recently issued arctic star

    He also wants a Russian 40th medal and Malta gc 50th medal mounted into the group

    I know these 2 go at the end but which one goes first?

    Regards

    James
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  3. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    I am mounting them myself.
     
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    With Foreign and other international awards, the order would normally be date as issued, but I have a feeling that the Malta GC, being both a Commonwealth presentation and commemorative, takes precedence over the Russian award.
     
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  5. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    Thankyou
     
  6. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    Commonwealth does not enter into it. Foreign awards, where permission is given to accept and wear, go in the order of award. So the Russian 40th Medal (awarded 1985) preceeds the Malta GC 50th Anniversary Medal (1992). None of the other Russian commemorative medals (if awarded) should be mounted with a British medal group as they are not authorised for official wear..
     
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Just re-looking at that web link it shows for order of wear and Commonwealth comes before Foreign in all cases:

    Military awards and decorations of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia


    All services use a common order of wear, the following general rules apply:[1]
    The Victoria Cross and the George Cross
    United Kingdom Orders
    United Kingdom Decorations
    Order of St John (all classes)
    United Kingdom Medals for Gallantry and for Distinguished Service
    United Kingdom Operational Service Medals (including authorised United Nations Medals and Medals of other recognised International Organisations). Worn in order of date of award
    United Kingdom Polar Medals
    United Kingdom Police Medals for Valuable Service
    United Kingdom Jubilee, Coronation and Durbar Medals
    Long Service and Efficiency Awards
    Commonwealth Orders, Decorations and Medals instituted by the Sovereign. Worn in order of date of award.
    Commonwealth Orders, Decorations and Medals instituted since 1949 otherwise than by the Sovereign (including those of the States of Malaysia and the State of Brunei). Worn in order of date of award.
    Foreign Orders. If approved for wear, worn in order of date of award.
    Foreign Decorations. If approved for wear, worn in order of date of award.
    Foreign Medals. If approved for wear, worn in order of date of award.


    TD
     
  8. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    Thanks TD

    Also Russia Medal not given permission to wear until 1994 2 yrs after the Malta medal
     
  9. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Member

    Seasons Greetings all.

    I'll ask here as it came top of my search for order of wear. I'm putting together a frame for my
    Grandfathers medals. Looking at it from left to right I have, 39-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star,
    Defence Medal, War medal. He also has a Territorial Efficiency Medal, does this go on the left?

    Cheers

    Scott
     
  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    If you mean on the left hand side of the war medal i.e. it would be closest to the left arm - then yes

    Military awards and decorations of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

    His war medals would be item 5, then the TE medal comes under item 9

    TD

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  11. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Member

    Thank you TD,

    So just to make this clear in my head, the above order is correct, but it comes after, to the right of the War Medal?
    We're looking at a frame.

    Cheers

    Scott
     
  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Have added an image above to show you

    TD
     
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  13. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Member

    Thank you TD you've been a great help, I can now stop googling
    and confusing myself.

    Cheers

    Scott
     

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