Gulch Battle Honour

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Gulch Battle Honour

Postby biguk » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:57 pm

Hey guys,

Here is the Battle Honour for all those tha attended this weekends event

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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby webby » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:22 pm

Matt I'd suggest changing it to a ribbon that's less contentious. There may still be vets who have been awarded this medal alive, especially with more people interested in having these ribbons on a dress uniform. All of the other battle honour ribbons are pre 1900 and campaign awards, not for chivalry or gallantry , so theres no chance of over stepping the mark as it were.
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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby BedsnHerts » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:30 pm

This is the honorary ribbon for the Royal Victorian Order. It's still being awarded nowadays.

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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby 101stairborne-506 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:10 pm

is it just me or is it not that important?

please dont bite my head off
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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby biguk » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:57 pm

I'll take a look at it. Wont be up until the evening though as i've got meetings all day.
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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby Yith » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:04 pm

101stairborne-506 wrote:is it just me or is it not that important?

please dont bite my head off


To you maybe not... But just wait till you have a Veteran who earned that medal biting your head off..

It could happen.
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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby jonsteele » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:32 pm

101stairborne-506 wrote:is it just me or is it not that important?

please dont bite my head off


Yes - end of! :evil:
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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby imp1864 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:17 am

jonsteele wrote:
101stairborne-506 wrote:is it just me or is it not that important?

please dont bite my head off


Yes - end of! :evil:

Or you both could just explain to him, without being self righteous, why we don't use them. 101 is neither stupid nor disrespecful, which is more than can be said for the prior two posts.
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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby Yith » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:26 am

I fail to see how either mine nor Jon's posts were stupid or disrespectful. Especially mine!
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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby Wladek » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:34 am

I too thought that Yith had explained it without any disrespect? :|

However in explanation - I too do not find it that important, but I acknowledge that some people do. If someone is awarded a medal for an achievement they may find it offensive that we are wearing the same medal without ever having to do what they did to earn it.

Using a medal ribbon for which there will be no living recipients significantly reduces the chance of offending someone who we all, I would think, would not like to offend. :good:
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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby BedsnHerts » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:09 am

No disrespect at all.

The whole "battle honours" thing was supposed to be a bit of fun and Dieselmonkey specifially looked for early 19th Century ribbon colours so as not to offend or draw ridicule.

Agreed it's a bit of a double standard as lots of Axis players wear ribbons and campaign cuff titles as part of their uniform but it was generally agreed that choosing "long dead" ribbons for forum sigs was the better thing to do.

If it's not important then why not go the whole hog and choose a Victoria Cross ribbon? Or a Medal of Honor?
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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby 101stairborne-506 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:34 pm

no, i understand, im not a retard, im saying, the reason why i play ww2 airsoft is in respect of those guys, so im wondering why, we wear all the kit they wore, but not the medals?
we can purchase them from websites and have the real deal, but a computer generated one your saying is disrespectful... i dont get it.
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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby scaleyback » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:41 pm

yep, you can buy them, but would you wear them in public? this forum is in the public domain. airsoft gets enough bad press from some quarters without upsetting medal winners. anyone from the PBI remember the old fella in the parachute regiment uniform with the VC ribbon on? how well did that go down with everone there?
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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby 101stairborne-506 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:44 pm

places like war n peace show, infact all military fairs, people wear them. i know for a fact most people have jumpwings on their jumpsuit if your portraying a para.
theyre public places.
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Re: Gulch Battle Honour

Postby Yith » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:48 pm

And I know what a lot of people say about the people who do that as well. I'd rather not be on the receiving end thanks.
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