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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:46 am     Super secret spam barrier
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Some medals will be awarded for past activity (an obvious example being the Service Medals), but many others will only be gained for future deeds, with prior actions being ineligible.
A full list will be published in due course.


Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:53 am     Super secret spam barrier
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On the subject of Techie, As an Actual Systadmin/Support guy people usually come up to me and call me many things which are not limited to:
"It's broken"
"I'm in a hurry"
"I need"
"I want"
"This doesn't work"
"I hate this piece of sh*t"
"You won't believe this"
"Is (name of system) broken?"
"How long do i have to wait for this ticket?"
"My ticket number is"

etc etc.
Not one of them start with "Hi Pete, How are you, could you help me with something please?"
hell i've been stopped in the bloody supermarket and in the damn street!
i'd envy being called a techie.

Any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:47 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Do you need a hug Melon?

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:27 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Bluemaxx wrote:
Do you need a hug Melon?

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That'd be good, but a nice place to hide bodies may be somewhat better ;)


Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:33 am     Super secret spam barrier
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That would be cool. Something rarely given out

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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:44 am     Super secret spam barrier
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That would be pretty cool, but maybe change up the requisites a bit to make it a little bit harder, considering a lot of us do some pretty brave\heroic\stupid stuff during ops.

That one lad from Essex.


Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:55 am     Super secret spam barrier
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Well yeah. That would specifically be the point as jamster said

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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:04 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Jamster wrote:
Can we have something liek the Victoria Cross or something. 'most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.' is the real life definition. I know we have the 'man of the Match' but it's not quite the same.

There's quite an option but from the highest down we have the:
Victoria Cross (VC)
George Cross (GC)
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Military Cross (MC)

and many others.

For us obviously we want to ape but not jape if you get my drift. perhaps as the highest award the Elizabeth Cross (EC) and perhaps the Charles Cross (CC)?
instead of the CSC we can have just the Gallantry Cross (GC)
Distinguished Service Cross tbh we could have the Unit Service Cross (USC) same thing tbh just different name?
MC we could perhaps instead have the Navy Cross (NC)? there is no british equiv for this, although it is an american award as long as we do not copy in any way the american one we should be good.
so:
Elizabeth Cross (EC)
Charles Cross (CC)
Gallantry Cross (GC)
Unit Service Cross (USC)
Navy Cross (NC)

rather than having just a top award this allows levels of honour to be applied dependant on actions.
just an idea mind.
thanks
pete


Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:18 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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I personally think that 'Medals' are a step a little too far. 

Remember that this is supposed to be a relaxed fun natured group being serious in gameplay and less serious on the 'military unit' stuff. 

Before you know it we'll be doing drill and shouting 'sir, yes sir' at orders.

Not to mention that getting medals is a crappy thing anyway, not the getting of them but what you had to do to even be considered for the award.
Also, in Britain, we don't have separate medals and ribbons like the Yanks do. They are one and the same. Ribbons just represent the medal itself in absence of the actual gong on your uniform when it is inappropriate to wear it. (such as around the office, informal visits)  


I've noticed @Goodson has a few ribbons. Can we shrink them a bit, they are a touch on the large side.


Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:28 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Ha Jamie, That was quick. :D


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