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Wearing his heart on his chest and sleeve

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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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I really struggled to recognise the majority of them.

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

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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!)

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

And Mrs X.

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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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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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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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Hes a character, in a age with so few.

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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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