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    Wearing an Ancestor's Medals Mega-thread

    Sorry to dig up such an old thread, but, a reference was asked for and I've finally found the time to do a bit of research. So, here goes.. Army Standing Orders for Dress Volume Two Part Five Chapter 4 Paragraph 4.9 Sub-Paragraph b Wearing of foreign awards earned while a member of a foreign...
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    Wearing an Ancestor's Medals Mega-thread

    I'm not in the system anymore so I don't have access to the specific documents, I'll contact some of my mates that are still in and see if they can dig up the references.... Maybe Wes can shed some light as well.
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    Wearing an Ancestor's Medals Mega-thread

    As has been revealed in other threads, Australia permits the wearing of ancestors medals. Now, more specifically on this topic, the same document says it is not permissible to wear foreign medals if the medals are from a country that was considered "the enemy" at the time the medals was...
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    R.I.P.Trooper Marc Diab 8 March 2009

    Sadly, again..... A nation weeps
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    Speed, RCMP and 404s

    "Most" LEO's I know don't write Military.... serving or retired. Here in Calgary there's a ton of respect for the folks in the Forces.
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    First Aussie VC in 40 yrs

    Link: http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/vc-hero-stuff-of-legends/2009/01/16/1231608946055.html Well bloody Done!  :salute:
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    Repatriation Row

    To all those out in Ontario that get out and pay their respects to our fallen as they travel from Trenton to Toronto..... WELL DONE!! I know those of you that get out there will say thing's like "it's the least we can do".... but still.... well done! The folks I mix with here in Calgary...
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    Desert Boots

    Thanks for the feedback I-6.... always good to get up to date reviews on useful kit that actually works.... Stay Safe
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    Desert Boots

    What type of footwear have you found to handle the workload best and which ones would you steer away from???
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    My USAF Pic of the Day

    Impressive, I bet they really hate their job ;)
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    Danish Soldiers Killed in Helmand

    I echo the thoughts above.... Rest in Peace and prayers for a full recovery for the injured soldier.
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    British Soldier KIlled in helmand

    RIP........ Condolences to family, comrades and friends.
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    Wearing an Ancestor's Medals Mega-thread

    Having attended countless ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day services as a kid and as a soldier in Australian Army, I was very pleased to see the legacy of those who sacrificed so much for that great country remembered and honoured by their children and grand-children….. The practice is, IMHO, a...
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    Four Royal Marines Killed in AFG (12 Dec 08)

    RIP, Brothers in Arms.