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Miniature Medals..

Daddyburns

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As per the dress regulations you can overlap miniature medals.

A-AD-265-000/AG-001
CANADIAN FORCES DRESS
INSTRUCTIONS

METHOD OF MOUNTING AND WEARING
ORDERS, DECORATIONS AND MEDALS

6. General

b. Method of Wear. Medals should hang in
one row so that they are fully visible.
Should this not be possible, because of the
number being worn, they shall be
overlapped horizontally with the senior
medal showing in full. Normally, six or more
standard size medals and more than eight
miniatures will require overlapping.
The
maximum width of the mounting is
governed by the physique of the individual.
The bar should not normally project beyond
the outer edge of the lapel or the arm seam
of the jacket.
 

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Daddyburns said:
and more than eight miniatures will require overlapping.
Then I humbly suggest this critical info be sent to Comd, 1 Cdn Div; I was at a Mess Dinner at which he attended recently, and his 12 were not overlapped.


And his wearing of two foreign parachute wings took some fashion-police Adjt pressure off of me  ;D
 

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I am in the Navy and have 9 medals and I do not need my miniatures overlapped because my jacket is wide enough. Navy miniatures go between inner lapel edge and shoulder seam. If they extend past shoulder seam then you need to overlap you miniatures. Army/ Airforce Miniatures go between inner lapel and shoulder seam if larger then this distance you need to overlap your miniatures. The physique of the person dictates whether miniatures overlap (full size also) not the number they have. Maybe that CMDT had a chest on him like a tractor. I know if I get a 10th medal I will have to overlap my miniatures.

CF Dress Instructions quotes
(1) Navy Mess Dress. Miniature decorations and medals are worn centred on the left lapel, 1 cm (1/2 in.) below the horizontal edge of the lapel notch on the navy blue jacket and in a corresponding position on the lapel of the navy white jacket. They shall not extend beyond the lapel on the inner side, but, when necessary, may extend beyond the lapel towards the shoulder.


(2) Army, Air Force (and CF Midnight Blue) Mess Dress. Miniature decorations and medals are worn on the left breast, centred between the seam of the sleeve and the edge of the lapel, 11.5 cm (4-1/2 in.) down from the
shoulder seam, or 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) below a flying or specialist skill badge.
 

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I'm looking for a supplier of miniature medals and ribbon, not mounted. Any info is appreciated.

And just to cover a point before it gets brought up, based on the other threads that I read of similar nature. No I am not too cheap to get medals mounted "professionally". I'm just nostalgic and like to do things of this nature myself. I've already mounted my full sized medal and am quite proud of the job I've done.
 

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Joe Drouin Enterprises Ltd.
http://www.joedrouin.com/home.php?l=en
 

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No need to fee guilty. I do my own miniatures, as the Crown already pays for the full size ones.
 

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Guthrie Woods (http://guthriewoods.com/miniature-medals-bars.html) has a good reputation.  Note that they specifically do NOT mount them.  All they provide are the medals.
 

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Mike C. I'm trying to get some minatures for the four I have as per mess dress (mountd) etc (without the 4 hour trip to Gagetown). Pm if you still do it Bud.
gerry c from chatham days
 
 

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Hello everyone,

I have searched through the forums and tried all the websites that I have found listed.  I am looking for a place that sells miniature medals, specifically the MMV.  I know it is rarer one, supply doesn't even have the ribbon for it and wasn't able to tell me where to start looking for a miniature. 
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I also apologize if there is a site that has this as I may have not seen it, but I did go through the majority of them
Thank you again
 

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Thank you so much!
I saw that, I just didn't actually use the drop down menu to look, I just assumed it was the full size.  Thank you very much
 

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Thanks for merging all these topics although it looks like my original message got lost in the shuffle? Anyway just wondering if Joe Drouin is still the preferred source for miniatures or if anyone has found a cheaper/faster/better in some way site? (Seeing as posts are 5+ years old it's not impossible) Getting my first gong and trying to minimize the time it takes to have my mess kit up to date.
 

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Joe is still good to go, I've just shopped with him recently for minis.

The only thing that would be faster is if you have a local medal mounting shop who already keeps everything in stock and does rush orders. There was a guy in Pet who did this, and one in Gagetown as well.
 

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I've found that some sellers on EBay have much better shipping rates than Joe Drouin.
 

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Rheostatic said:
I've found that some sellers on EBay have much better shipping rates than Joe Drouin.

I looked at this a little but am concerned about quality. Never know if they are new/used/stolen.
 

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I deal with the RCR kit shop in Pet. They usually have most stuff in stock and I've had stuff in my hands in a week most times. They also have a good website that shows most of  the medals and ribbons.
 

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MMSS said:
I looked at this a little but am concerned about quality. Never know if they are new/used/stolen.
http://stores.ebay.ca/defencemedalscanada/
Shipping was much cheaper than Drouin, even at a much greater distance.
 

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Located a little closer to you maybe...

http://christinemedals.ca/

Lee Medals used to be located in Dartmouth close to Cole Harbour, but relocated to Ontario a few years back.  I had my father's medals redone there and the work was really good.

http://leemedals.com/

A few more options for you.  Cheers.
 
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