Who can wear medals?

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by RemeDesertRat, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    and......
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  2. RRTB

    RRTB 145 Fd Regt (Berkshire Yeomanry) RA

    I guess I wouldn't come out guns blazing about someone using the ribbons as per the original poster's question. I personally have never been awarded a medal but I wore my father's WW2 medals on Remembrance Day this year. It was the first time the medals had been worn since they were issued, as Dad had not had them mounted on a brooch bar. I do not know the reason as to why; perhaps it was to forget, perhaps it was for some other personal reason. I felt immensely honoured and privileged to wear them.

    My feelings are: respect the medal, its meaning, and the men who were awarded them. As long as these elements are fulfilled, then let others use the ribbons for their own purposes.

    RRTB
     
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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I hold the same view Peter, I simply would not feel comfortable wearing my grandfather's medals. At memorial services I wear a King's Regiment pin in memory of him and his Chindit comrades.
     
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