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.
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.
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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