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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
United Kingdom

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icon13 Nov 2016 22:16
My lad showing his respects today at his local service;

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So proud :thumbup:
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onlineFreck
Preston, Lancs,
United Kingdom

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icon13 Nov 2016 22:21
:thumbup: Big respect! :thumbup:
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loopalu
highland,
United Kingdom

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icon14 Nov 2016 07:40
That's some medal haul he has there, respect to him.
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ST
South,
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icon14 Nov 2016 08:32
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----KK----
West SX / London,
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icon14 Nov 2016 08:33
More medals than Mutley!
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Louby Loo
Warwick,
United Kingdom

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icon14 Nov 2016 11:55
Respect! Can you tell us what they all are?
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Koro
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icon14 Nov 2016 12:08
:thumbup:
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Hov
Sussex,
United Kingdom

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icon14 Nov 2016 12:53
Louby Loo:
Respect! Can you tell us what they all are?

Ditto that:thumbup:
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Popeye
Plymouth,
United Kingdom

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icon14 Nov 2016 13:58
L to R

1. General Service Medal
2. Nato Medal for service in Kosovo
3. Iraq Medal for service in Iraq
4. Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan
5. Iraq Reconstruction Medal
6. UN Peacekeeping Force Medal (possibly Cyprus)
7. Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
8. Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
9. Accumulated Campaign Service Medal

is my best guess

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Boycie
Winterdown,
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icon14 Nov 2016 15:32
#1 looks like a Northern Ireland Medal..
#6 I think Cyprus is right
#9 Translates as "spent a long time in dangerous s!$%holes"

Respect:thumbup::smile:
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the fat controller
Belfast,
United Kingdom

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icon14 Nov 2016 15:40
Boycie:
#1 looks like Northern Ireland Medal


Definitely, as I have one of those in a drawer somewhere.
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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
United Kingdom

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icon14 Nov 2016 17:26
I am not 100% sure but I think it goes something like this, not in order;

Northern Ireland
Iraq/Bagdag - Op Bandog
Iraq - Op Telic
Afghanistan
Accumulated Campaign Service Medal
NATO ISAF
Queens Golden Jubilee
UN Cyprus
NATO Kosova

:thumbup:
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Louby Loo
Warwick,
United Kingdom

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icon14 Nov 2016 20:51
:thumbup:
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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
United Kingdom

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icon01 Feb 2018 00:30
Son has just been promoted to;

Lieutenant Colonel

So proud!.:smile::thumbup:::thumbup::thumbup:

Not bad for a lad who joined the Army at 17 from a working class background.
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595daytona
Birmingham,
United Kingdom

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icon01 Feb 2018 00:35
That's absolutely outstanding, Russ. You're right, for a kid from a working class background, that is a massive achievement. Was once an impossibility.

What Regiment?
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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
United Kingdom

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icon01 Feb 2018 00:45
2 Para Reg 17-25 as a private/corp then officer cadre into RMP with some secret squirrel stuff in between.
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Danny
SE Wales,
United Kingdom

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icon01 Feb 2018 08:51
Well done that man.:thumbup:
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Cannop
Berks,
United Kingdom

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icon01 Feb 2018 08:59
A non Rupert officer, doesn't happen often - big respect :thumbup:
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Krautophile
Hunts & Crawley,
United Kingdom

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icon01 Feb 2018 09:09
russ999rocket:
Son has just been promoted to;

Lieutenant Colonel

So proud!.:smile::thumbup:::thumbup::thumbup:

Not bad for a lad who joined the Army at 17 from a working class background.



:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
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Nige
Tuesday so must be,
Belgium

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icon01 Feb 2018 13:47
Always good when your kids make you proud. As a parent there’s no better feeling. :thumbup:
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Nick
Birley Edge,
United Kingdom

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icon01 Feb 2018 14:08
:thumbup: Good man.
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Skeet
The North,
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icon01 Feb 2018 18:09
Well done that man:thumbup:
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stevethegoolie
East Yorkshire,
United Kingdom

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icon01 Feb 2018 20:45
+1:thumbup: with all the above!:grin:
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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
United Kingdom

Posts: 2,681
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icon02 Feb 2018 00:01
Thanks everyone, it's great to see the appreciation for our armed forces.
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Flappytabs
Derbeeeshire,
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icon02 Feb 2018 11:17
:thumbup:
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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Feb 2018 14:39
russ999rocket:
Son has just been promoted to;

Lieutenant Colonel

So proud!.:smile::thumbup:::thumbup::thumbup:

Not bad for a lad who joined the Army at 17 from a working class background.


Brilliant and hopefully makes him an altogether better and more understanding officer for it.:thumbup:

My SIL is a captain in the infantry and we're hugely proud of him.:smile:
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Nick
Birley Edge,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Feb 2018 15:02
Obee Wan:


My SIL is a captain in the infantry and we're hugely proud of him.:smile:


Sister-in-Law?

That's a bit stereotypical of women in the military!:lol::speechless:
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BINKIE -AKA Woodie
Upper Bucklebury,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Feb 2018 15:17
I always have fond memories of my Brother being out ranked by his wife.. She got "boarded" the day before their wedding..


BTW.. Lieutenant-Colonel from working class family too. Ended up with a chest full of shiny bits as he went to every theatre of war the BA was involved in that took place in his 23 years. You can't do without Signals.

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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Feb 2018 15:47
Nick:
Obee Wan:


My SIL is a captain in the infantry and we're hugely proud of him.:smile:


Sister-in-Law?

That's a bit stereotypical of women in the military!:lol::speechless:


:lol: I shall tell him!:tongueout:
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595daytona
Birmingham,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Feb 2018 17:05
As a slight aside, but on the subject of rising from the ranks, I read recently that during WW2, only two British soldiers rose from the rank of Private to Brigadier.

One of them was Enoch Powell.

The other was one of the founders of the LRDG.
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ST
South,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Feb 2018 17:21
595daytona:
As a slight aside, but on the subject of rising from the ranks, I read recently that during WW2, only two British soldiers rose from the rank of Private to Brigadier.

One of them was Enoch Powell.

The other was one of the founders of the LRDG.



If you mean Bagnold - the Major who Gen. Wavell agreed to allow the setting up of the forerunner of the LRDG - he was commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1915, so never was a Private .... & retired in 1944 as an Honourary Brigadier ....

Of course there may be another chap involved in the LRDG ?
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595daytona
Birmingham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,757
Daytona T595


icon02 Feb 2018 17:56
ST:
595daytona:
As a slight aside, but on the subject of rising from the ranks, I read recently that during WW2, only two British soldiers rose from the rank of Private to Brigadier.

One of them was Enoch Powell.

The other was one of the founders of the LRDG.



If you mean Bagnold - the Major who Gen. Wavell agreed to allow the setting up of the forerunner of the LRDG - he was commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1915, so never was a Private .... & retired in 1944 as an Honourary Brigadier ....

Of course there may be another chap involved in the LRDG ?


Fitzroy Maclean. One of the inspirations for Bond.
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ST
South,
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icon03 Feb 2018 11:56
ah ! 49
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Markst3
Anglia,
United Kingdom

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icon03 Feb 2018 19:27
:thumbup: Hats off to that man.
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TRIP
Dream world.,
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icon06 Feb 2018 19:32
Top guy.:thumbup::thumbup:
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