Prince William Golden Jubilee Gong!

RNFLUNKY

Lantern Swinger
:? Did anyone one see the SUN news paper today? Prince William passing out at Sandhurst with a QGJ gong on. It maybe his Nan who authorised him to wear it, how ever, i know for a fact that you had to serve 5 years in what ever service to qualify for one. Will is sporting a current serviceman's issue medal.

Personally i dont care, its just a issue that has been bothering me all day. I know, i dont think of much in the day anyway!!

Question is, alot of lads/girls had to wait ages or even missed it by a couple of days/months..... :?
 
check out the rest of the clan in thier lovely uniforms - where the hell did charles and andrew get all of those.

phillip earnt quite a few in the WW2 but i did laugh when i saw edward in the big red hat and uniform on rememberance day parade.
 

RNFLUNKY

Lantern Swinger
Its crazy aint it. i have grafted for my gongs!! Phil worked for his - granted, but why wear some thing that you never earnt. Shocking stuff really.

At least with Will, he has one now - right. He will be ead of HM Forces one day, just watch what he does till then, then look at his rig....remember where you heard it first!!!
 

come_the_day

Lantern Swinger
Haven't all the royals got all the gongs? When Edward Bear was in the RM, he sported a Silver Jubilee medal - you know, the one that only a couple of people per Unit were awarded. I had only been in 4 years at that time, so wouldn't have qualified under the terms of the GJ Medal, but I seem to remember that the Successful Film Director joined somewhat after that year. None of 'em will ever get a P Doo though.
 

RNFLUNKY

Lantern Swinger
Like the info. Very helpful. It looks in context a bit better now. I think it's Will's & H's perk to get the QGJM.
 

stumpy

War Hero
The QGJM was also awarded to the police, lifeboats etc... and to members of the Royal Household. And Wills and Harry had both been members of the Royal Household for over 5 years. good luck to both of them.
 

RNFLUNKY

Lantern Swinger
Yeah, good luck to them - but if you read it properly (everyone knows others got it as well) each was different, Current servicemen, Life boat bods & Coppers. Will is wearing a current servicemans medal. He can wear his pants on his head for i care, it was just a mere observation.

Chuffty Badge!!!!
 

safewalrus

War Hero
Come on people you know the rules - if Mummy owns the bloody shop, you get to play with all the toys and eat the sweets for free (and if you know you'll probably not have one by the time you get to be the shop owner you'll do it now)

Hell I know I would! So would the rest of you buggers if you admitted it! So who cares if it don't mean sod all! Just deny others the right to were theirs (PJM for them as knows) and you've cracked it
 
The Golden Jubilee Medal was in the personal gift of HMQ. If she wanted to give it to her Grandson then that is her prerogative.

Now as we serve/d in the ROYAL Navy/Marines are you really going to complain to the Boss?
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
A bit bitter RNFlunky, no gongs yourself?

Will is wearing a current servicemans medal.

Prince William is a current serviceman and the medal is not merely for those with military service (as has been explained).
 

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