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Reply Gavin Conder
10:18 AM on February 24, 2010 
I understand that they are not awarding themselves medals for service in an operational theatre. They are awarding thenselves badges for I believe 10 years service with the Armed Forces Parlimentary Scheme (join as a major and fasttrack to colonel). I understand that you have to do 22 days a year but a day being wined and dined or briefed counts as a days service. So i'm sure 22 days flies by.

Strange I thought a badge was a small bit of metal with a pin on the back - a bit like the Armed Forces veterans Badge, for example. Whereas a medal is a bit of metal that hangs from a ribbon - a bit like the NDM being campaigned for.

So to confirm. Join the forces (regular, National Services, TA etc) and be rewarded with a badge that looks like a badge. Be a politician join the Armed Forces Parlimentary Scheme and reward yourself with a badge that looks like a medal.
Reply Charles Lovelace.
12:38 PM on November 9, 2009 
The Queen is the fount of all honour. Yet Sir. Jock is happy to present medallic 'bling'. And he derides the NDM campaign.
To me this presentation is both unworthy and hypocritical. And did the recipient ever served in the Armed Forces ?
How about a response Sir. Jock or is it simply a worthless gewgaw for discredited MPs'?
When I see this nonsense and then look at my hard earned officer's Green Beret, I for one, remain disgusted.
RMV202910- Mne. 1956.