Court Mounted Medals (And Medal related 'show & tell').

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Drew5233, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    There seems to be a fair few medal threads around and I was wondering what are peoples opinions of court mounted medals?

    Do you prefer them with the single original ribbon-unattached?

    Are they worth more with the original ribbon?

    Whats the official line?

    Etc etc etc.

    Court Mounted
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    Unmounted
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  2. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    I prefer Court mounted over Swing mounted because they are more appealing to the eye, and do not clatter and bash each other....they are not worth more with the original ribbon but some prefer it as it looks more authentic.....i notice you have your gongs court mounted! so you must like it!

    Donnie
     
  3. plant-pilot

    plant-pilot Senior Member

    The official line is that medals only need to be court mounted for Royal duties. Medals 'may' be court mounted at any other time and that is normally at your own expense. Our tailoress will court mount at no extra cost unless otherwise directed. According to them it is less fiddly and easier for them to do. So who's going to argue with that?
     
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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Indeed I do....we (My Sqn) were encouraged to pay to have them done-I think they look better from a presentation point of view when on parade etc.

    Do the Vets have theirs mounted or as they originally came-My grandads etc aren't mounted.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  5. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    Andy,

    Do those medals belong to you?....

    Donnie
     
  6. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    I have been mounting medals for people for about twenty-five years. My preference is for Court Mount and plated. However, having said that, I do what I am told to do for the customer is always right. I also like about half of the medal to hang below the boarding. I will post a couple of racks I have done later tonight.
    phil
     
  7. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Most WW2 vets i know who wear there gongs regulary to parades /services etc now have them Court Mounted it is definately the smarter option.
     
  8. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    My grandads medals:

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    Donnie
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Andy,

    Do those medals belong to you?....

    Donnie

    No mate I just pulled them for an example of each type.
     
  10. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    :( i was about to say, nice groups!.....should have posted a pic of yours :D

    Donnie
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    They're on my Avatar :lol:
     
  12. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    :wacko: dont worry mate, to many bangs to the head i think! :D...

    Donnie
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The only one that means out is the middle one...The other two are made from compressed cardboard (Allegedly) ;)
     
  14. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    What's the end one on the right Donnie. Don't recognize it.
     
  15. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    Hi mate,

    Its the King Faisal War Medal with bar for Kurdistan i think, will have to check...he is also entitled to the Canal Zone bar for his GSM...

    Donnie
     
  16. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Some thirty odd years ago my wife casually mentioned to a works colleague that I would be, as usual, attending the annual AJEX parade at the cenotaph.

    This same colleague asked to see my medals and I duly brought them to work for him to inspect.

    On seeing them he laughed with derision and said "What you need is a decent set of Court Mounted medals" and explaining that he used to be a Quarter Master Sgt in the Brigade of Guards he, with my permission, took them away and a few weeks later returned then, re-mounted, as you see them below.

    As far as I am concerned, compared with my old "tatty" set, there is no contest and they are dead easy to pin on and maintain.

    Ron
     

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  17. spider

    spider Very Senior Member

    It is protocol within the ADF that all all medals are now court mounted.

    Details of measurements are detailed below.

    I noticed in the original posting image that the medals did not overhang below the board at all.

    Spider
     

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  18. spider

    spider Very Senior Member

    According to the Medal Yearbook 2009 the NATO Service Medals are made of bronze
    The only one that means out is the middle one...The other two are made from compressed cardboard (Allegedly) ;)
     
  19. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    As promised, this is a set I did last summer, Full sized and miniature. Spider, you will recognize a couple from Oz.

    phil
     

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  20. spider

    spider Very Senior Member

    As promised, this is a set I did last summer, Full sized and miniature. Spider, you will recognize a couple from Oz.

    phil

    Phil

    The Australian Defence Medal (April 2006) and the Anniversary of National Service Medal (April 2001)

    Spider
     

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