Medal Mounting?

#1
Just a quick question on medal mounting when i get down to raleigh in Jan ill need my medals mounting so im just wondering what the cost will be so i can take abit of extra cash to cover it
ta in advance
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#2
Assuming you are joining Raleigh to undergo phase one training & have medals from former service, there is an allowance that the Naval Tailor gets paid through the logistics uniform clothing organisation.

Failing that you will need to get a quote direct from a Naval Tailor such as Jack Blair, Bernards, Gieves & Hawkes & suchlike - get a few quotes as some can be extremely expensive.
 
#3
Yes iam joining up in phase one just having a right mare trying to get my telic medal as the army kindly forgot to add it onto my service record before i left. Regarding my medals will i have to make it known that i have them when i get to Raleigh?
 
#6
Hi,

Just a word of warning. I went to raleigh in 2001, like you with my prev service medals from RAF (NI GSM etc) already mounted previously at personal expense I may add. When you get measured for your No1 uniform, you have to hand your medals to the Raleigh taylor. When you get your no1's back at end of 2 weeks you get medals back. But BEWARE -What they do is they take the mounting off without your consent, and they tell you that you don't have them mounted in the RN as a rating. My medals are now ruined with scratches etc. from where thaey have been clanking together, and I have not managed to get them re mounted.
 
#8
sorry, further, just to explain in case you were wondering about the "2 weeks", to get your No's 1, I am a Reservist. It may be longer for you as a reg.
 
#9
Sorry I meant "Court Mounted", RN dont like Ratings having medals court mounted. That is why Raliegh took them off, without my consent. I was fuming at the time, as you can imagine.
 
#10
Bravo2Zulu said:
Sorry I meant "Court Mounted", RN dont like Ratings having medals court mounted. That is why Raliegh took them off, without my consent. I was fuming at the time, as you can imagine.
I'm RN and have had mine "Court mounted" for ages now and haven't had any problems when wearing them.
 
#11
Hi Chaz,

Yes definitely told in no uncertain terms, that as a "Rating" I shouldn't have my medals court mounted. Only Officers can do that in the RN. However, I'm going to get them re-done, I think it was just Raliegh that had the sad-on at the time. It was a few years ago, so I'm "Over it" now, but at the time I was most "Displeased".
 
#12
I'm an SNCO, I got mine done out in JSSU(Cyprus) which of course is primarily Army, as I said I've had no problems and in my opinion I think they're a lot lot smarter than just 'swinging' there!!
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#13
Talking to my fellow RAF buddies, the same rules apply for the RAF & the RN with regard Court Mounted medals in that they may not be mounted until the individual has 3 or more, whether Other Rank/Rating or Officer.

This has always been the case for the RAF & has been the case for RN Ratings since 2002.
 
#16
Ninja_Stoker said:
Talking to my fellow RAF buddies, the same rules apply for the RAF & the RN with regard Court Mounted medals in that they may not be mounted until the individual has 3 or more, whether Other Rank/Rating or Officer.

This has always been the case for the RAF & has been the case for RN Ratings since 2002.
Oh things must have changed with the RN then. I was at Raliegh in 2001. In that case considering above, I will definitely get mine remounted.

Thanks for that Ninja_Stoker
 
#17
Ninja_Stoker said:
Talking to my fellow RAF buddies, the same rules apply for the RAF & the RN with regard Court Mounted medals in that they may not be mounted until the individual has 3 or more, whether Other Rank/Rating or Officer.

This has always been the case for the RAF & has been the case for RN Ratings since 2002.
Your the man again NS. Thanks
 

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