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    There were a half dozen or so RDF pers in the...

    There were a half dozen or so RDF pers in the Pillar room collecting empty cups of tea and refilling platters of cocktail sausages and little triangular sandwiches.
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    Second from the right is the UN Vets service...

    Second from the right is the UN Vets service medal.
    Last on the right is another UN VET's one introduced in 2008 for 50 years of the Irish peacekeeper.
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    From that comment, I gather that you yourself...

    From that comment, I gather that you yourself have not participated in many Patricks Day parades with PDF personnel. The instructions for wearing of shamrock place the shamrock behind the capbadge.
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  4. Mess Dress, for enlisted ranks, is normal service...

    Mess Dress, for enlisted ranks, is normal service dress but with a white shirt and black bow tie. To make it look more impressive you add the white ceremonial belt instead of the cloth one.
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    It is a volunteer force belt buckle from the...

    It is a volunteer force belt buckle from the 1930's, not to be mistaken with the Irish Volunteers of 1915.
    If you look carefully along the belt you might see and Army number stamped on it.
  6. What about split service though? What medal...

    What about split service though? What medal would personnell who have say 4 years in the FCA and 3 years in the RDF get.
  7. Docman, just to go back to your point of being...

    Docman, just to go back to your point of being sancationed as an official medal. The medals I got made would have the same level of status as the miniature medals that were produced 25 years for the...
  8. Kermit, will you clear one thing up for me. In...

    Kermit, will you clear one thing up for me.
    In post 90 you say that Miniature Medals are not an issued item, but in post 95 you say that an official miniature medal is one issued by the DF.
    In that...
  9. If that is not a replica, then what is? ...

    If that is not a replica, then what is?



    You must be old school because the DF of today is a lot more democratic and is not hung up on the idea of "if it is wrong, do it anyway".


    You seem...
  10. To give you a short answer, when I got them made...

    To give you a short answer, when I got them made :wink:
    Look at the three RDF service medals (full size) and tell me that miniatures made prior to this were exact copies of them....
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