ID Cards to go alongside Veterans badges

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
There is the Defence Discount Card for those who want cheap stuff. There seems to be some vetting involved in getting one and even without a mug shot it looks a bit 'Defence / services so should give some egotists a perky. Others will be raging that it is available to MOD Civil Servants, some of whom - like some Reservists - have seen more war than some of those who feel 'entitled'.
Interestingly there are quite a few MOD CS who have legitimately earned their ACSM due to repeated tours in not very pleasant places. Some of them have, as Slim rightly notes, seen some very punchy tours too.

For me VR is a useful filter for automatically pruning my linkedin contacts and rejecting new random requests from people who are doubtless the type of people who want an NDM and think the Daily Mail is a source of truth (and soft core porn) when it comes to issues about illegal immigrants claiming benefits while stealing your jobs and 19 year old horsey students called arabella stripping for 'charity'...
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
For me VR is a useful filter for automatically pruning my linkedin contacts and rejecting new random requests from people who are doubtless.....
I don't get VRs poking me on LinkedIn but I have a special hump for the post nominals MCGI and GCGI, who do poke.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
The 'new' type of RNA membership card (the laminated photo one) allegedly (cough) works extremely well in Merryka when asking for Military or Government discount.........

Just saying like!
 

Knock81

Newbie
Who cares only a few would want to be reminded of their service time. You can get medals etc on ebay too, are you starting a pettition to have an ID card of authenticity to go with medals as well???? Personally i will be throwing my medals in the bin when i leave i wouldnt want to profit from them
 
@Knock81

^ Shows unbridled Aggression - TICK
^Charges Straight in, flailing - TICK
^Misunderstands Jack Humour - TICK
^Refers to Superior as 'OC' - TICK
^Binful of Medals to ditch - TICK

Welcome to the site, ermm, ROYAL? :)

No? Got to be Royal Attached, :confused:

...or perhaps even a WALT. :rolleyes:
 

Sumo

War Hero
@Knock81

^ Shows unbridled Aggression - TICK
^Charges Straight in, flailing - TICK
^Misunderstands Jack Humour - TICK
^Refers to Superior as 'OC' - TICK
^Binful of Medals to ditch - TICK

Welcome to the site, ermm, ROYAL? :)

No? Got to be Royal Attached, :confused:

...or perhaps even a WALT. :rolleyes:
Maybe a moonlighting brown job, looking to see how the other half lives?
 

Waspie

War Hero
My feelings are I don't need either a badge or ID to show I'm a veteran. I am and that's it.
Either believe me or not I ain't bothered.
Next it will be a banner on houses so post men know we served!!!
Nope - not a fan of ID cards.
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
Personally i will be throwing my medals in the bin when i leave i wouldnt want to profit from them
Why not bin them now? There is no obligation to wear them when serving any more than there is when you leave. An oppo of mine has the SAM 82, Commando Dagger (AACC) and Dolphins and a few other gongs yet his No 1 uniform is unembellished. If I were him I’d wear them on my PT kit. He’s not hostile, he’s modest.

Is the ‘n’ in your user name superfluous?
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Why not bin them now? There is no obligation to wear them when serving any more than there is when you leave. An oppo of mine has the SAM 82, Commando Dagger (AACC) and Dolphins and a few other gongs yet his No 1 uniform is unembellished. If I were him I’d wear them on my PT kit. He’s not hostile, he’s modest.

Is the ‘n’ in your user name superfluous?
I was always under the impression that whilst serving you had to wear your bling after it had been awarded, out of rig of the day if you didn't and it was an occasion when 1's with medals were required to be worn.
 

Ballistic

War Hero
There is no obligation to wear them when serving any more than there is when you leave.
I was always under the impression that whilst serving you had to wear your bling after it had been awarded, out of rig of the day if you didn't and it was an occasion when 1's with medals were required to be worn.
Hmmm... never really thought about it before.
Interesting.

Does anyone know the rules? :confused:
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
Thanks pompeyexpat, that’s me told, but it’s not just my modest oppo who doesn’t wear his or her full entitlement, indeed, who is counting? The period between me getting my QDJM through the post and finding an opportunity to get it mounted into the the rest of my rack was measured in years.

The flip side of modest is boastful. Lately, I’ve seen some wear their medal ribbons on their short sleeves shirts...in the winter. Perhaps it’s required by QRs, I don’t know.
 

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