Where can I get medals mounted in London?

Jim30

Lantern Swinger
Guys

Need to get a medal mounted on my Nos1's - can anyone suggest somewhere which can tailor my jacket accordingly at short notice?

Was thinking Gieves, but would welcome any other suggestions...
 

J.J.

Midshipman
Try the tailor at Chelsea Barracks on Chelsea Bridge Road (nearest underground stn is Sloane Square). I got my medals mounted there a couple of years ago - very good job too!
 
Jim30 said:
Guys

Need to get a medal mounted on my Nos1's - can anyone suggest somewhere which can tailor my jacket accordingly at short notice?

Was thinking Gieves, but would welcome any other suggestions...

Why wear it? You know you've got it. Keep it in a drawer. It also saves embarassment when marching with those who fought in WW2 and haven't got any medals to wear. Don't embarrass THEM.
 

GCYZ

Lantern Swinger
Always_a_Civvy said:
Jim30 said:
Guys

Need to get a medal mounted on my Nos1's - can anyone suggest somewhere which can tailor my jacket accordingly at short notice?

Was thinking Gieves, but would welcome any other suggestions...

Why wear it? You know you've got it. Keep it in a drawer. It also saves embarassment when marching with those who fought in WW2 and haven't got any medals to wear. Don't embarrass THEM.

ACC, Maybe Jim you should march in Civvies also, just in case there is someone of a lesser rank and they might be embarassed also.

Jim-You have earned the right to wear them, Wear your medals with pride.
 
GCYZ said:
Always_a_Civvy said:
Jim30 said:
Guys

Need to get a medal mounted on my Nos1's - can anyone suggest somewhere which can tailor my jacket accordingly at short notice?

Was thinking Gieves, but would welcome any other suggestions...

Why wear it? You know you've got it. Keep it in a drawer. It also saves embarassment when marching with those who fought in WW2 and haven't got any medals to wear. Don't embarrass THEM.

ACC, Maybe Jim you should march in Civvies also, just in case there is someone of a lesser rank and they might be embarassed also.

Jim-You have earned the right to wear them, Wear your medals with pride.

One can earn the right to wear a medal but not necessarilty feel comfortable about it, that what I was really trying to say, rather clumsily.
Sorry Jim and GCYZ.
 

GCYZ

Lantern Swinger
Always_a_Civvy said:
GCYZ said:
Always_a_Civvy said:
Jim30 said:
Guys

Need to get a medal mounted on my Nos1's - can anyone suggest somewhere which can tailor my jacket accordingly at short notice?

Was thinking Gieves, but would welcome any other suggestions...

Why wear it? You know you've got it. Keep it in a drawer. It also saves embarassment when marching with those who fought in WW2 and haven't got any medals to wear. Don't embarrass THEM.

ACC, Maybe Jim you should march in Civvies also, just in case there is someone of a lesser rank and they might be embarassed also.

Jim-You have earned the right to wear them, Wear your medals with pride.

One can earn the right to wear a medal but not necessarilty feel comfortable about it, that what I was really trying to say, rather clumsily.
Sorry Jim and GCYZ.

ACC-Understood, have come across that sentiment before
 
janner said:
AAC, your remark was crass and totally out of order.

I realise that now Janner. My point was that I would personally find it embarassing marching at a Remembrance Parade wearing a medal when someone else present who had fought in WW2 had none. To me that's not right. Individuals earn medals because they are noticed. Many brave men and women do the same actions but are unnoticed and their bravery fails to get official recognition. It has also been pointed out that many veterans gave their medals away when they were younger because they couldn't be bothered to sew the ribbons on their uniform. My grandad won several medals during WW1. He never talked about the War and kept his medals hidden in a drawer. He was grateful he came out with his life.

Apologies again for any offence I have caused.
 

dubaipusser

Lantern Swinger
Moving aside from the 'earned or not earned' argument (but in my opinion if you have been awarded it you have earned it even if that is only inasmuch as you were in the mob when the Queen 'reached the 50 years as monarch' point) - I think you will probably find that if awarded a medal, according to QRRN, you are improperly dressed if not wearing it when in uniform.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
As far as know all WW2 and WW1 veterans earned and were awarded medals, ie Africa Star, for the various Theatres and Actions they were in.
 

Jim30

Lantern Swinger
Having risked my life (quite literally) on several occasions, I bloody well will make sure I wear my medal.
I shall couple it with a sense of humility when I compare it to how others who fought in the war did.
 
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