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Medal Ribbons


munchkin
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Hi all,

I'm not sure this one is in the correct part of the forum, but here goes anyway.

If a Soldier had fought in the Boar war, would he have been able to wear his Boar war medal ribbons on his tunic during the great war ??.

Glynn.

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Yes, he would have been entitled to wear the respective ribbons.

This unknown Sergeant is wearing his actual medals specially for the photograph (6 Bar QSA, KSA) but would no doubt have worn two ribbons on his tunic.

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Not only would he have been entitled to wear past campaign & service Medal ribbons,it would have been required,being improperly dressed without them,there is a famous story of T E Lawrence{Aircraftsman Shaw,as he was then} being on Parade,in the 1920s,catching the eye of an inspecting WO/Officer,being asked if,as he was of an age to have served in the Great War,"If He Had any Ribbons?" & subsequently being told off to go and get them.....................One can only surmise the face of the Officer when he returned!!!

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Thanks Harry,

It still seems that he was rather young to join up. I suppose he was one of the lads who told a porky about his age. I wonder what his parents must have thought when he told them he had joined up!!.

Glynn.

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