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GSM after your name

drewfester

Lantern Swinger
With today there being awards of medals to servicemen and woman that allow the GC to be put after their name, does anyone know if GSM can be put after your name if you have been awarded it? The GSM has been replaced by the OSM now and to be honet I am proud to have the GSM as it is 1 of the 5 medals I have that I honestly feel I earned.
Know there is a thread about the Walt who wants the jubilee medal despite no longer serving.
I leave (time done) soon and just wonder if it can be used. Anyone know???
 
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SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
Absolutely! On all my correspondence I use the suffix LS&GC, as in: Mr A SONAR -BENDER Esq, LS&GC, CPOWEA(ADC)(SM) (Ret'd) Hope this helps.
 

finknottle

Banned
With today there being awards of medals to servicemen and woman that allow the GC to be put after their name, does anyone know if GSM can be put after your name if you have been awarded it? The GSM has been replaced by the OSM now and to be honet I am proud to have the GSM as it is 1 of the 5 medals I have that I honestly feel I earned.
Know there is a thread about the Walt who wants the jubilee medal despite no longer serving.
I leave (time done) soon and just wonder if it can be used. Anyone know???

At the end of the day who gives a shite, you put whatever you like after your name once you have left the service.
 

drewfester

Lantern Swinger
Hey I was only asking!!! With Walt wanting a Jubilee medal I thought I might be in and be able to be Mr Drewfester GSM GS&GC NATO Kosovo Medal Golden Jubilee & Diamond Jubilee Hard Bastard!!! (and all round good egg)
Was I wrong????????
 

silverfox

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
Of course, we all know many occifers who have an OBE (aka "Other Bastard's Efforts) :twisted:

Tell me about it! A former CO actually phoned me to tell me he was in a taxi on his way to the Palace to collect his and he wanted to thank me for all I'd done.........

"That's very kind of you Sir, it sounds like you have a poor signal brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"
 
Absolutely! On all my correspondence I use the suffix LS&GC, as in: Mr A SONAR -BENDER Esq, LS&GC, CPOWEA(ADC)(SM) (Ret'd) Hope this helps.

At the risk of sounding a pedantic barsteward, it should actually be:

A SONAR-BENDER Esq.

Esquire is reseved solely for us stiff upper lipped British chaps whilst the Mister is reserved exclusively for those of the Johnny Foreigner ilk.

Why this is, I have no scooby, but it's a regular fixture in etiquette books. I'll get my smoking jacket....
 
Of course, we all know many occifers who have an OBE (aka "Other Bastard's Efforts) :twisted:

I always liked the story about the CO who cleared lower deck after being appointed an OBE and told his ship's company, "This honour really belongs to all of you."

"In that case, Sir..." piped up a Junior Stoker at the back "...can I borrow it next weekend? My sister's getting married."
 
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