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Going on an RFA jolly to claim Afghan medal - morally wrong?

danny

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Re: Going on an RFA jolly to claim Afghan medal - morally wr

wet_blobby said:
danny said:
I know of other matlots getting over 1000 rounds down.

8O fcuk me, fair play Jack. Did they hit anything?

Apparently so. The lad was mniing a GPMG on a vehicle when the convoy ws ambused outside or close to a FOB.
There were loads of matlots driving out on herrick 9 so there will have been other lads as well.
 
daffy1 said:
After doing 2 tours of afgan and one of iraq, i do think there should be more of a difference in medals as myself a front line solider has witness and endured and compared to someone that has been in the vicinity is totally wrong. But rules are rules.

Why? The medal is for directly contributing to the campaign in any form so why should there be a discrimination? Whilst I disagree with the cnuts in Al Udied who get the gongs for watching the war on a big telly and speaking to us in theatre on the phone every day, others earn it even if they aren't getting bumped twice a day.

It's an emotive subject but what do you want? A special rosette for seeing 28 contacts?
 
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