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Custom Commemorative Family Medal

Wookilar

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Showed the boss this last night...she was not impressed. As E.R. said above, my experience in the UT program at RMC was very similar wrt the support from the family. I certainly became the weird guy in the basement that came to bed sometimes. Quickest 3 years of my career though lol.

To show appreciation though...I'm pretty sure this is not the right way to do it. My mom might be tickled I suppose, but she didn't do it; Niner is still doing it now that I'm back in school again.

Buying a gong is not the way to do it. This is not a collectors edition commemorative coin. This is being advertised by PSP as a medal awarded by the government (hence the latest ad with the pic).

Now...if HRM (or said Canadian rep lol) would pen a quick note of appreciation to Niner..that might get some traction from her. It's not me that PSP has to convince this is a good thing...it's the spouses. And mine isn't interested in the least.

Not only in bad taste, but ineffectual as well (which is way worse).
 

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She as well. That's why I implied an actual letter, written by someone of some import, that hopefully knew a bit about what the hell they are talking about, would be better.

Something genuine.

This....this is not.
 

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Who the heck is this "niner"  everyone keeps referring to?!  ???
 
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Lumber said:
Who the heck is this "niner"  everyone keeps referring to?!  ???

In army radio speak, niner is the CO.  Ergo, for home, she who must be obeyed...
 

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jollyjacktar said:
In army radio speak, niner is the CO.  Ergo, for home, she who must be obeyed...

mariomike said:

Ahhhh right.

In the Navy we refer to this person as Canadian Home Fleet, or CANHOMEFLT for short.
 

Oldgateboatdriver

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Spouse is correct.

In the Navy we call her/him Admiral of the Home Fleet. Lumber beat me to it.

But you could also accidentally pick up a Tail-end Charlie .... That's happened to me once.  [:D
 

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Oldgateboatdriver said:
Spouse is correct.

In the Navy we call her/him Admiral of the Home Fleet. Lumber beat me to it.

But you could also accidentally pick up a Tail-end Charlie .... That's happened to me once.  [:D
And in the Navy, a Tail-end Charlie would be?
 
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Oldgateboatdriver said:
Spouse is correct.

In the Navy we call her/him Admiral of the Home Fleet. Lumber beat me to it.

But you could also accidentally pick up a Tail-end Charlie .... That's happened to me once.  [:D
Lumber said:
Ahhhh right.

In the Navy we refer to this person as Canadian Home Fleet, or CANHOMEFLT for short.

Must be a Weirdroom thing, never heard those terms before.
 

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And in the Navy, a Tail-end Charlie would be?

It's taken from the "Charlie" position in a convoy escort screen: The Charlie position was astern of the whole convoy and escort group, meant to pick up survivors of a sinking. As a result, it looked like whoever was in that position followed the convoy everywhere it went, hence the "Tail-end" nickname.

A "Tail-end Charlie" then became the derogatory term for women (sorry no men in those days) one would 'pick-up" on a first harbour visit who would follow the ship around from port to port to hitch up with the same sailor she picked up at the first visit, sometimes (never ;) ) on expectations that the sailor had never done anything to lead her to believe.

I picked one who followed me from Everett, to Seattle, to Olympia, who I finally managed to outrun after. finally, Portland Oregon.  ;D 
 

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Oldgateboatdriver said:
A "Tail-end Charlie" then became the derogatory term for women (sorry no men in those days) one would 'pick-up" on a first harbour visit who would follow the ship around from port to port to hitch up with the same sailor she picked up at the first visit, sometimes (never ;) ) on expectations that the sailor had never done anything to lead her to believe.

aka "Seagulls"?
 

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Oldgateboatdriver said:
It's taken from the "Charlie" position in a convoy escort screen: The Charlie position was astern of the whole convoy and escort group, meant to pick up survivors of a sinking. As a result, it looked like whoever was in that position followed the convoy everywhere it went, hence the "Tail-end" nickname.

A "Tail-end Charlie" then became the derogatory term for women (sorry no men in those days) one would 'pick-up" on a first harbour visit who would follow the ship around from port to port to hitch up with the same sailor she picked up at the first visit, sometimes (never ;) ) on expectations that the sailor had never done anything to lead her to believe.

I picked one who followed me from Everett, to Seattle, to Olympia, who I finally managed to outrun after. finally, Portland Oregon.  ;D

:rofl:

:cheers:
 
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