Wound stripe for wounds in non-combat operations, medal for wounds in combat operations. Nothing like digging more worms out of the can!
fraserdw said:Wound stripe for wounds in non-combat operations, medal for wounds in combat operations. Nothing like digging more worms out of the can!
we owe them more than an “atta-boy”, or a stripe on the sleeve which is meaningless especially when they arrive back in Canada and are told to remove the stripe from their uniform as some people were on the return from WWII.
Interesting that he says:eliminator said:
an initiative that I began on March 21, 2007 to have a Canadian medal struck for Canadian Forces personnel who are wounded while engaged in operations with an armed enemy force or forces or engaged in peacekeeping duties or post peacekeeping mine removal operations sanctioned by the Canadian Government.
with this comment from a news article:« on: September 21, 2006, 18:53:09 »
and was likely based on even older pre-existing discussions and news.A small group of Canadian veterans, moved by the steady stream of casualties returning from the battlefields of Afghanistan, is urging the Conservative government to formally recognize wounded soldiers with a medal.
Perhaps crimson comes a little too close to the VC??geo said:... Why not a "crimson"/ blood red?
ArmyVern said:Perhaps crimson comes a little too close to the VC??
MedTech said:Always thought the VC was more maroon?
ArmyVern said:But crimson comes a lot closer to it in colour than "purple".
That prototype is ugly. Having to wear that would be extra incentive not to get hit!daftandbarmy said:Unfortunately, this prototype looks a little too much like the Iron Cross 2nd Class.
The Order of the Purple Cross of York, the highest honor of the College, is conferred upon those members of the College who have distinguished themselves by their service to humanity or to the Rite, The recipients are designated Associate Regents of the Sovereign College, and from their ranks are chosen the Regents or active members of that body..
geo said:let our masters decide on it.... but, for gods sake, make a decision
Reccesoldier said:I've seen the official proposal for this medal. It most certainly does not look like that cross, nor was it designed, inspired, thought up or in any other way connected with some guy on the internet.
Let's get back to reality here folks. Medals are designed with established heraldry in mind. This country has a heraldry office (part of the GG's bailiwick) as well as DND Directorates of History and Heritage and the Directorate of Honours and Awards. Now who do you think would design medals for the Canadian Honours System?
Think about it...
I now return you to the rampant vacuous speculation already in progress. :boring:
geo said:Hmmm... did a bit of looking.
Cdn Cross of Valour is crimson (looks nice though)