Yes we do "buy" drinks, its just you possibly never see us pay for them - those funny pieces of paper that we write on at the bar (joined up writing too!) come back to haunt us at the end of the month with a price ticket attached!
Is there actually a 25 year medal then....didnt realise there was one...or are we having it tugged..!!..When you sit and think about it it's shocking where the time goes..Im due my first Bar in 2008 and Im only 34....During that time Ive had loads of change new jobs, new houses etc etc and yet I cant remember any of it as clearly as my first fortnight at Raleigh!
Nope - VRSM at 10 years and then clasps at 5 years thereafter; clasps are marked on the ribbon with silver rosettes up to 3 (i.e. 25 years) and then a gold rosette to denote the 4th clasp I think. However, given MC's service pre-dated the VRSM, he'll have probably got his LSGC at 15 years and will now get his VRSM to go alongside it.
Flagwagger. spot on shippers, i do indeed have the LSGC and now the have put the a request form in for the VRSM. I imagine not to many of us have both. I feel very honoured.
I still remember my Basic Comms course at DRAKE. When i joined as an RO2(G) we didnt have to do RALEIGH.
set now reads QVRM,QGJM,LSGC,VRSM VD scab & bar lol
decorational not operational so far.
My new entry chief wren at the old WILDFIRE in FO medways HQ when i joined said i would never last long enough to get my first GCB , bless her