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    True that!haha, or how they insist that the most ridiclious things are in Irish DPM, I like the american system for awarding medals, especially the Purple Heart, the medal rack is something to take pride in, it should be the case here aswell.
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    From the RDFRA Facebook page:

    " RDFRA has been informed that it's submission to have all serving members of the Reserve Defence Forces issued with this medal on the centenary of the anniversary has been accepted. More information will be posted as soon as it is known."


    Looks like it's for real.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Socrates View Post
    From the RDFRA Facebook page:

    " RDFRA has been informed that it's submission to have all serving members of the Reserve Defence Forces issued with this medal on the centenary of the anniversary has been accepted. More information will be posted as soon as it is known."

    Looks like it's for real.
    http://debates.oireachtas.ie/dail/2012/04/18/00725.asp

    This is from Alan Shatter in April. Sorry if it has been posted before.

    The medal remains a proposal at this time it appears. RDFRA seem to be indicating that the RDF are included in the proposal.

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    Well he is using phrases like "all serving members of the defence forces" that usually means they will include the RDF in the proposal (though I would note that he hasn't made a decision yet)

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    Medals ,, not now of all times ,, wait until there is a bit of a war or mission or something .. hand out St Christopher medals , more use if u believe in taht sort of thing ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDIT View Post
    Medals ,, not now of all times ,, wait until there is a bit of a war or mission or something .. hand out St Christopher medals , more use if u believe in taht sort of thing ..
    Give the trolling a rest will ya?
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    Well done on the medal, I heard that the RDF will also get it, i must buy shares in the company that makes the two ribbon holders
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    There are anniversaries in all countries that award medals to record history not just in books.

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    According to the RDFRA reservists will be getting it. From a collectors Facebook page



    " I've heard the lads talking about it & they have also seen the medal design but most are not happy with the bar & the way in which it is going to be mounted. I have not seen it yet myself."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo20 View Post
    Well he is using phrases like "all serving members of the defence forces" that usually means they will include the RDF in the proposal (though I would note that he hasn't made a decision yet)
    I do believe that when the phrase "serving members of the defence forces" was used in a different context before, the then serving CoS (beloved of Hedgie)
    clarified that this does include the RDF
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    ''RDFRA has been informed that it's submission to have all serving members of the Reserve Defence Forces issued with this medal on the centenary of the anniversary has been accepted.''

    Fairly unambiguous above. Will ye and others in the Defence Forces be happy to wear such a medal?

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    the submission has been accepted is a bit like saying we posted a strongly worded letter. Next someone must read it, and then, even more unlikely, act on its contents.


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    DF includes RDF when it's suits.

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    Why wouldnt we be happy to wear a commemoration medal? were on completely the other scale to some armies as regards medal issuance - US army is like the scouts with merit badges. Youd swear the DF couldnt afford to make medals or something here but at the same time, it means there is more significance attached to medals when they are issued and rightly so. just my opinion.
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    Or our nearest neighbours that issued a medal for their bosses' official birthday!

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    My own gripe is the lack of any commemorative medal for those who put years in on the border, but being an old 28th Bn hand maybe I am biased
    didn't ye get an allowance and still get it..a medal as well greedy gits!!!

    Medals for being in the army at the time of an anniversary is ridiculous.

    Awards for service..ok.......god conduct....yep that was fine by me, deeds of bravery....fine....for COS turning up to work...no fcuking way...

    Anniversarys......just wrong. if thats the case I want a medal for surving twnty odd years of marriage !
    Time for another break I think......

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    whats good conduct entail and do we have a medal for that? cos im always really good. im a nice decent bloke, i even polish my boots. thats good conduct too!
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    wll said HT, Israelis dont seem to give out many medals .North Koreans do .. There was a time when the DF gave out very few medals, A DSM ws something now it seems to be given out for good service it has lost some of its value..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDIT View Post
    wll said HT, Israelis dont seem to give out many medals .North Koreans do .. There was a time when the DF gave out very few medals, A DSM ws something now it seems to be given out for good service it has lost some of its value..
    The DF still give out very few medals, Aside from Service medals (DSM Included), the odd MMG or MS and overseas deployment medals, frankly they don't give out many other medals because they more or less don't have any other medals
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    Quote Originally Posted by morpheus View Post
    whats good conduct entail and do we have a medal for that? cos im always really good. im a nice decent bloke, i even polish my boots. thats good conduct too!
    Good conduct is gone a few years. Many referred to it as the "never got caught".


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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post

    Awards for service..ok

    Anniversarys......just wrong. if thats the case I want a medal for surving twnty odd years of marriage !

    She hasnt killed you yet, is that not enough of a medal for ya ?

    So if this medal is going to be issued to all, what about ex members who in many cases, gave decades of service ?
    Anyone need a spleen ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    didn't ye get an allowance and still get it..a medal as well greedy gits!!!

    Medals for being in the army at the time of an anniversary is ridiculous.

    Awards for service..ok.......god conduct....yep that was fine by me, deeds of bravery....fine....for COS turning up to work...no fcuking way...

    Anniversarys......just wrong. if thats the case I want a medal for surving twnty odd years of marriage !
    Actually the Border Allowance after tax paid less than that for a non-border stationed soldier down the country claiming for each specific duty. The Border Allowance was a flat rate regardless of how many Guards, Patrols, Stand-too's etc.. etc.. you did a week.

    The tradition of awarding military personnel a commemorative medal is well established throughout Europe, from about 1800 onwards.

    The Good Conduct Medal was dropped after two years, looking here at the list of recipients it was mainly for senior NCOs with just 1 Trooper, 1 Gunner, 6 Privates as opposed to 10 BQMS's - 11 RSM's - 6 BSM, 21 CQMS.

    Medal for Marriage: there was one in Communist Poland believe it or not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connaught Stranger View Post
    The Good Conduct Medal was dropped after two years, looking here at the list of recipients it was mainly for senior NCOs with just 1 Trooper, 1 Gunner, 6 Privates as opposed to 10 BQMS's - 11 RSM's - 6 BSM, 21 CQMS...
    Firstly C-S, where is that list (out of idle curiosity)

    Secondly, one of those 21 CQMSs was actaully a SQMS and my former Cadre Q...
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    No member of the Reserve ever received the "Good Conduct Medal" but if was correctly awarded then it would be still on issue and I think when all the present recipients are retired the GDM should be reintroduced with proper standards been taken into account in fact it is a lovely medal and I have one in my collection.

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