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#1    MoorWalks

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:15 PM

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:44 PM

Ealdwita snippet alert.....

The medals currently being worn by the Duke of Edinburgh are........

Order of Merit - Commonwealth Realms
OBE (Military)
Order of Australia (Military)
Order of New Zealand
Order of Canada
Order of Military Merit (Canada)
Queen's Service Medal
1939-45 Star
Atlantic Star
Africa Star
Burma Star w/clasp
Italy Star
1939-45 War Medal
George VI Coronation
Canadian Forces Medal + 3 rosettes
1990 New Zealand Commemoration Medal
George Cross 50th. Anniversary Medal
National Order of the Southern Cross
Greek War Cross 1940
Croix de Guerre 1939-45

This is the 'usually worn' set. Occasionally, a medal or decoration specific to a certain country will be additionally worn when HRH is visiting that country.

Sorry - I do like to make long, inconsequential lists when I get bored!

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:49 PM

I really struggled to recognise the majority of them.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:49 PM

Ooops, missed one....Add Elizabeth II Coronation Medal to above. OCD? Me?

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:51 PM

View PostOhelemapit, on 08 November 2013 - 08:49 PM, said:

I really struggled to recognise the majority of them.

Most of them are a bit obscure, I'll admit. (Makes my little cluster look quite paltry!)

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:36 PM

View Postealdwita, on 08 November 2013 - 08:51 PM, said:



Most of them are a bit obscure, I'll admit. (Makes my little cluster look quite paltry!)

Most women prefer a paltry little cluster on their men, rather than ostentatious display that so heavy he can barely stand up   ;)

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:54 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 08 November 2013 - 09:36 PM, said:

Most women prefer a paltry little cluster on their men, rather than ostentatious display that so heavy he can barely stand up   ;)

D'you think you could have a word with Mrs.E vis a vis that statement please?

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:00 AM

View Postealdwita, on 08 November 2013 - 11:54 PM, said:



D'you think you could have a word with Mrs.E vis a vis that statement please?

And Mrs X.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:02 AM

Imagine if he forgot to wear one of these one day .... there could be an international incident based on England snubbing Africa or Greece for instance. :P

Poor guy probably doesn't dare leave any of them off, spare a thought for his frail old bones.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:28 AM

View PostlibstaK, on 09 November 2013 - 12:02 AM, said:

Imagine if he forgot to wear one of these one day .... there could be an international incident based on England snubbing Africa or Greece for instance. :P

Poor guy probably doesn't dare leave any of them off, spare a thought for his frail old bones.

That would actually be quite funny.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:46 AM

View Postealdwita, on 08 November 2013 - 11:54 PM, said:



D'you think you could have a word with Mrs.E vis a vis that statement please?
No problem. She did help me with my shepherds pie after all

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:15 PM

Hes a character, in a age with so few.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:58 PM

Slighty off topic but still about war medals. It is satisfying to see that more and more children are appearing at the Cenotaph parade wearing the medals of their now departed grandfathers and great grandfathers. It would be interesting and perhaps emotional to see in 2018 a large contingent of the young descendents wearing the medals of their forefathers from WWI.





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