Veteran's Badge - Intended qualification change

#2
As per usual our friend brown is jumping in the bandwagon.
I think it is about time he is taken down a peg or two.
I not sure how, but the best I can think of is to vote it out of office alongside all his cronies.
 
#3
Ooh, Ooh ! Not only do you get medals for being in a war zone, after 25 years some prick decides you can have a badge?
Anyone who has been to a war has their medals, why the hell would they want a poxy badge?
 
#4
What a load of left wing snivelling Brown nosing crap. Still shouldn't comment as I left the country to avoid that kind of rubbish.
 
#6
From the website...

http://www.veteransagency.mod.uk/vets_badge/vets_badge.htm

"It is the aim, eventually, to include all those who Served in HM Armed Forces, however the demand for the badge continues to be high. There will be further extensions to the scheme on a chronological basis when the current demand has been fulfilled."

And as for subset wearing one on his uniform...

"The badge is a survivors’ badge, which is to be worn on civilian attire."
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
Moderator
#8
Christ, service in the queens colours is now reduced to a political ping pong match, I despair, I really fcuking do.

How many years is the going rate for murdering a politician now?
 
#10
the badge is OK, lets people know that some did survive the politicians cock ups! (more by luck than judgement) It's that stupid Veterans Day gets me going - why the Hell 27th June or was it July what the Hell happened then? We've got our day 11th of the 11th - if the goverment really whats to prove it cares about its 'old soldiers' (ha! ha! thata's a joke of course it bloody doesn't, but it could get votes) How about making the 11th November a Bank Holiday? let everybody remember it properly, like the rest of Europe does (but I forget theyv'e been occupied and can remember what it's like, this shower, can't even be bothered to watch war films in case someone calls a foreigner a naughty word!)
 
#11
wardmaster said:
finknottle said:
Well done New Labour what a fine bunch of chaps they are. As I joined up in 65 it means that I can now wear my veterans badge with pride.
Snap! I wear mine on my jimjams. :grin:

The old brown hatters overalls, those striped jobs we were issued with were a bugger to get skidders out of.
 
#12
finknottle said:
wardmaster said:
finknottle said:
Well done New Labour what a fine bunch of chaps they are. As I joined up in 65 it means that I can now wear my veterans badge with pride.
Snap! I wear mine on my jimjams. :grin:

The old brown hatters overalls, those striped jobs we were issued with were a bugger to get skidders out of.
I was only joking. I only kept the issued jimjams for kit musters. Actually wearing them was inviting scorn, derision and possibly physical violence (of a heterosexual kind of course!) No, it was underpants for me like all my messmates.
 
#13
safewalrus said:
It's that stupid Veterans Day gets me going - why the Hell 27th June or was it July what the Hell happened then?

Well, couldn't have May 8, we were still fighting the Japanese, and we couldn't have August 14 as the Dear Leader goes off on his annual free holiday with some rich and vaugely famous 'celebrity' then…

So, NuLabour chose a date halfway between the two.

Simple innit? :???:
 
#14
wardmaster said:
finknottle said:
wardmaster said:
finknottle said:
Well done New Labour what a fine bunch of chaps they are. As I joined up in 65 it means that I can now wear my veterans badge with pride.
Snap! I wear mine on my jimjams. :grin:

The old brown hatters overalls, those striped jobs we were issued with were a bugger to get skidders out of.
I was only joking. I only kept the issued jimjams for kit musters. Actually wearing them was inviting scorn, derision and possibly physical violence (of a heterosexual kind of course!) No, it was underpants for me like all my messmates.
I loved wearing mine, as they chafed your skin just like a hair shirt.
 
#16
I fail to understand all this bitterness towards the government over this issue. I for one will be proud to wear my badge and in time we veterans could become a powerful political force; if we can get our act together.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
#17
I agree with Fink, the badge seems reasonably well made, decent design, and a way of recognising someone who may be worth drinking with if your away from home
 
#18
I suspect the bitterness is aimed at politicians generally, rather than just the government. The issue seems to be about getting one over on each other rather than looking after those who have served who only get something when it seems to suit those in positions of influence (or those who wish to be) best.

Does that about sum it up???

SF
 

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