Re: CMH (Nay or Yea)
Grant O'Neil (poneilgdo@ALPHA2.CURTIN.EDU.AU)
Thu, 6 Jun 1996 22:35:32 -0700
I find it interesting to read the discussion on wearing of military
medals with scout uniform. I must confess to being a little surprised
that BSA policy does not permit this. In Australia it is
permissable to wear with scout uniform "ribbons of King's and Queen's
medals, war medals, decorations and orders, except when attending a "War"
Memorial Service, when such medals may be worn" P.O.&R. (1993ed) 11/1 (2)
Any photos I have seen of BP in scout uniform show him wearing his medal
ribbons. I guess "rules are rules" and if BSA policy does not allow the
wearing of service decorations then that should be complied with, but I
think it a sad thing that someone who has served their country not be
allowed to wear the awards their country has presented to them when they
are in uniform. BTW, here it is common that people who have received
military decorations will wear the ribbons of those decorations with
_any_ uniform they happen to wear (I see many security guards etc.
wearing Vietnam ribbons - even some bus drivers!)
Grant O'Neil _r| Ll\
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