Australian Sailor Breaks the Law???(Legion)

Law breaker spotted at the recent Beaumont Hamel Ceremonial Remembrance Service held in St Johns NFLD. The Service was held on 1st July 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle. The guest of honour was Princess Anne accompanied by the Lt Gov of Newfoundland Frank Fagan. princess-anne-at-the-rooms-beaumont-hamel-royal-newfoundland-regiment-exhibit

The ceremony was also attended by a Chief Petty Officer from the Royal Australian Navy. His father had attended similar events in the past. Unfortunately he died shortly before this event took place, he had asked his son to go in his place if possible. The CPO attended wearing his Grandfathers medals on his right breast with pride and in  memory of his father and grandfather. calum-blake-royal-newfoundland-regiment-beaumont-hamel-anniversarycalum-blake-grandfather-medals

We all know how very strict the the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command leadership is about wearing medals you didn’t earn. I cannot imagine how this missed this dreadful violation of section 419 of the criminal code???

Dominion Command reminds members that the fancy 150 anniversary medal is now available for the lowly sum of $25 and if you really want to look smart they have brooches pendants and pins all embossed with the sacred Poppy for sale too. Oh Dear!!! I forgot to mention the Legions also has a Beaumont-Hamel medal that to can be purchased for the sum of $25 and it can be worn with the 150 medal on the right breast.

It is the opinion of Dominion Command that to wear a late loved ones medals is to dilute the value of the medals. Is this not hypocrisy or is it just me being a wee bit childish??????

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Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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4 Responses to Australian Sailor Breaks the Law???(Legion)

  1. Dominion Command must have been asleep…Perhaps they allowed it as HRH Princess Ann was in attendance and her Mother Our Queen decreed that Family members may a loved ones medals on Remembrance parades.
    Yes they now have a lot of TAT probably made in China…all with the revered Poppy. $ $ $ before Veterans should be the new Motto of the Legion in Canada..
    Robby McRobb A PROUD Member of the Royal Scottish Legion.

    • irishroverpei says:

      Hi Robby I,m curious to know if the UK legions have these right breast medals and if they are sale

  2. Neville Pearson says:

    Nothing childish Ben. Common sense re the wearing of loved ones medals, which is obviously lacking in the RCL. Someone from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary will appear on this Petty Officers doorstep and issue him a summons to appear in Court for this Heinous crime. Hopefully the Presiding Judge will have some authority to bring this to the attention of the Law Makers and change this one, which is only applicable in this country out of all the commonwealth of nations, regarding the wearing of medals in the appropriate position on the right breast. Now we have another route to Dominion Command lets hammer away at it. We might be able to get through their thick heads that something is wrong.

  3. irishroverpei says:

    I think if we keep chipping away we will finally win thru. My present course of action is to find an MP who will bring a private members bill to the floor to amend section 410 of criminal code

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