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SaracenSix

I had a great uncle who served in the ASC. I have seen his medal index card and he was awarded the BWM & Victory Medal.  I do not have these medals but would like to  know if I would be entitled to wear replicas or minaturns to events . Thanks

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Gardenerbill

I believe it is acceptable to wear them on your right hand side. 

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Moonraker

Royal British Legion guidance

 

Scroll down to "Can I wear family medals?"

 

Moonraker

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SaracenSix
1 hour ago, Gardenerbill said:

I believe it is acceptable to wear them on your right hand side. 

Thanks 

1 hour ago, Moonraker said:

Royal British Legion guidance

 

Scroll down to "Can I wear family medals?"

 

Moonraker

Thanks for that moonraker,  clearer understanding now.

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DavidOwen

I have edited your title to more accurately reflect your enquiry.

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Alisonmallen62

You may be interested in the discussion in ‘Replica Medals’ 1 June in Medals. Sorry useless at links

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DavidOwen
10 hours ago, Alisonmallen62 said:

You may be interested in the discussion in ‘Replica Medals’ 1 June in Medals. Sorry useless at links

Here's the link 

 

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Lawryleslie
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This has been discussed before after a great great Grandchild was castigated for wearing his great great grandfather’s medals at Remembrance. It’s bollox all this RBL directives etc. You can wear your relatives medals anytime you wish there is no law against it and you don't have to be first generation. To me it’s all about remembrance and educating our young children and keeping them in their memory. I have several medals and hope my grand children wear them. To me where you wear them is irrelevant, left breast, right breast who really cares. There is no such thing as entitlement to wear relatives Medal ....just wear them with pride and remembrance. 

Edited by Lawryleslie

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Gardenerbill
9 minutes ago, Lawryleslie said:

This has been discussed before after a great great Grandchild was castigated for wearing his great great grandfather’s medals at Remembrance. It’s bollox all this RBL directives etc. You can wear your relatives medals anytime you wish there is no law against it and you don't have to be first generation. To me it’s all about remembrance and educating our young children and keeping them in their memory. I have several medals and hope my grand children wear them. To me where you wear them is irrelevant, left breast, right breast who really cares. There is no such thing as entitlement to wear relatives Medal ....just wear them with pride and remembrance. 

I wholeheartedly agree, well said.

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Kath

One point in favour of wearing replica medals is that doing so avoids the danger of losing the originals.

 

Kath.

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Medaler
On 19/05/2019 at 12:07, Kath said:

One point in favour of wearing replica medals is that doing so avoids the danger of losing the originals.

 

Kath.

 

Yup, and it can be tricky if you have had the originals framed.

Mike

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear All,

Here is how to do it - for example on Anzac Day.

Kindest regards,

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