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    Is there a form/proforma for the medal returns?

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    Yes

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    Is it different depending on the medal (ie is there one for the PDF service medal and the RDF service medal.

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    Fine Gael in its manifesto says it'll commission commemoration medals for the centenaries of the founding of the State and Army. (It actually says Oglaigh na hEireann, but the useless anti-defence FG clowns need to be reminded that centenary happened in 2013.)

    Anyway, medals should be earned and not handed out for anniversaries.

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    Is there any qualifying criteria, I haven't seen any published yet.

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    More in their line to award the medals that were earned by ships crews for saving ships, or boarding small boats in dodgy conditions, or the Congo troops who were denied mmgs and dsms as recommended by their oc.
    Medals for nothing mean nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by batterysgt View Post
    Is there any qualifying criteria, I haven't seen any published yet.
    Voting FG in the election

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    https://www.irishtimes.com/polopoly_..._330/image.jpg

    The 2016 commemoration was kind of a merger of the Easter Rising and War of Independence Medals. I wonder what way they'd go with for a centenary medal.
    What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Voting FG in the election
    I'm not voting Dev, my kids are! They have decided who has worked hardest in our area and told me who to vote for and it's not main parties, they have done untold damage and have not and will not ever learn. A population of 4.7million and we cant get things right, it's a disgrace, no leadership and no medium to longer term real plans to better the country only keep the party in power.
    I have my medals from my time time in the PDF and I dont need anymore that really mean nothing and not really earned.
    You hit a bit of a sore point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batterysgt View Post
    I have my medals from my time time in the PDF and I dont need anymore that really mean nothing and not really earned.
    You hit a bit of a sore point.
    The 2016 medal should have been a one off. How about instead of designing, minting and issuing a new medal, they spend that money on improving living conditions and take home pay for the DF.
    What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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    Or a second pair of boots?
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
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    some politican owns the medal factory..lol

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    Some idiot with a medal fetish has obviously been bombarding FG with letters and being boring at TDs' clinics. Must have convinced them that it would be great for morale.

    I bet he has a list that will have everyone looking like North Korean generals. The centenary of the end of the civil war, the centenary of the army mutiny, the centenary of the eucharistic convention etc, etc

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    Don't forget the Spanish Civil war...
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Don't forget the Spanish Civil war...
    Or the Alamo a
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggie View Post
    Some idiot with a medal fetish has obviously been bombarding FG with letters and being boring at TDs' clinics. Must have convinced them that it would be great for morale.

    I bet he has a list that will have everyone looking like North Korean generals. The centenary of the end of the civil war, the centenary of the army mutiny, the centenary of the eucharistic convention etc, etc
    In the UK these are known as " SPAM" medals and veterans of campaigns often choose not to wear them. I see nothing wrong in identifying something specific such as sea-going service in the same way as Divers and Military Parachutists etc.

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