Oops!! I have committed a No No!!!!!


beaumont-hamelI’m not sure how I managed this, but the photo of the medal in the post is not as I have repeatedly stated, the Beaumont-Hamel medal. It is the commemoration medal of  90th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Legion, founded in 1925. How I made the mistake is a mystery to me, all I can think is the medal was advertised on the same page as the Beaumont-Hamel battle and dreadful loss of so many of the Newfoundland Regiment involved. Whatever the reason I do profoundly apologize for the misinformation and will endeavour to do better in the future. However, it does not detract from my campaign to have the section 419 of the criminal code changed. Also regardless of wrongly naming the legion medal it really changes nothing. This medal along with the 150 anniversary medal are both for sale for the sum of $25 each. They are both permitted to be worn on the right breast by anyone wearing a legion uniform. So my battle continues but at a cost, I have endured sarcasm and rude comments both in the legion and outside. Not one member at Provincial Command or Dominion Command have bothered to speak with me. I have received emails and one rather terse and offensive letter but nothing else. As this year draws to a close I shall have to make a decision to renew my membership or allow it to lapse. Its becoming harder to justify my membership in an organization that have a policy of ignoring members who dare to challenge the system. An organization with whom I do not always agree with and they deal with this  by choosing not to respond. It rather begs the question is the legion run for its veterans or are veterans merely being used for its continued existence.

God Bless and keep reading

 

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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