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In_my_day

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Chaz said:
True, he does however, have to request to his commanding officer to wear it!
That's incorrect. Once awarded the medal is worn;mounted in precedence; like any other medal. Interestingly enough, the Reserve Decoration is worn by officers as an award for long service. Should all ranks not receive an LSGC of some description?

IMD
 

Kurtz

Lantern Swinger
In_my_day said:
Chaz said:
True, he does however, have to request to his commanding officer to wear it!
That's incorrect. Once awarded the medal is worn;mounted in precedence; like any other medal. IMD

As a serving Commissioned wearer of the LS&GC, have to agree! Never asked permission, although SUY Officers (that's SD for the old boys...) have to request the medal as is the case for Ratings - it's not automatically issued.
 

slim

War Hero
Of course occifers should not get a good conduct medal. Good conduct is to be expected from them. On the other hand we scroats need some encouragement to behave
 

Kurtz

Lantern Swinger
slim said:
Of course occifers should not get a good conduct medal. Good conduct is to be expected from them. On the other hand we scroats need some encouragement to behave

Never encouraged me for my 20 years as a damned rating - like they say, 15 years 'undetected' crime...
 

Chaz

MIA
disgruntled-at-rn said:
In_my_day said:
Chaz said:
True, he does however, have to request to his commanding officer to wear it!
That's incorrect. Once awarded the medal is worn;mounted in precedence; like any other medal. IMD

As a serving Commissioned wearer of the LS&GC, have to agree! Never asked permission, although SUY Officers (that's SD for the old boys...) have to request the medal as is the case for Ratings - it's not automatically issued.

Sorry for the confusion, I was referring to SD Officers. It doesn't turn up a the UPO like ours do automatically.
 

SELJUK

War Hero
Mine's in the back of a cupboard if anybody wants it but be warned, the thing is covered in dents. When awarded the LS&GC on divisions in sunny Guzz (drill shed...it was heaving it down) I marched off smartly, as you do, after Captain Perowne pinned it onto my chest. He hadn't pinned it quite good enough though and on my third step off it pops and I drop kick it into row zed.
Now this is what I liked more than anything else about the RN attitude to stiff upper lip bullshit and particularly in the Submarine Service, as said shiney brand new LS&GC medal zipped off across the shed a few of the guys tried to catch it while everybody else creased down. Nobody screamed and bawled and there was a sort of resigned look on the XO's face as if to say "I knew that would happen one day, who was in goal".

There was a distinct 'tink tink tinkle tink...thunk' noise, I think it came to rest under one of thoe great big display cases near the ships figure heads. In fact I wish I'd took time to study those figure heads and their meanings, I'm sure there's loads and loads of history tied up in them. Too late now though....you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone!
 

exile1

Lantern Swinger
Did 13 years RN and transferred to Army where I got my LSGC after 2 years service. My GSM '62 model has my RN No and rate at time of Borneo. subsequent bars for other little contretemps whilst army get some strange looks as does the Army LSGC at pusser reunions :salut:

edited once for typo
 
:toilet: :tp: Joined the RN at 15, did 16 yrs from that age so was not entitled to the LS & GC, Joined the fuzz and served for 20 yrs so again, not entitled to their LS & GC medal, so ............... 36 yrs in uniform and not a bit of shiny metal to show for it, shit happens I suppose.
 

dunkers

War Hero
rosinacarley said:
Not sure you are interested but the RNR do not get a LS&GC anymore, we have the VSM (VRM?). It is very pretty and no one knows what it is!

VRSM ;) you must serve 10 years and receive bounty in at least 9 of them.
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
In years past I would have tended to agree with that statement but Officers have to ensure their conduct is top line which IMHO can be considerably more difficult at times because they are closer to the spot-lights.

Nowadays officers are also subject to summary trial in the same manner as ratings and generally across the board can and are being punished for breaking rules and regulations. It may well be time therefore to argue that consideration be given towards issuing the same or a similar medal to them for Long Service and Good Conduct.

SF
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
dunkers said:
rosinacarley said:
Not sure you are interested but the RNR do not get a LS&GC anymore, we have the VSM (VRM?). It is very pretty and no one knows what it is!

VRSM ;) you must serve 10 years and receive bounty in at least 9 of them.

Christened the "Blair" in some units in loving memory of the grate leader at the time of its introduction :)
 
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