If its okay for Boy Scouts-Cadets to wear medals, why not the Legion????


After re-reading this Legion response, I felt the need to address it again. This is indeed a very pathetic attempt to justify the legion argument in favour of their imitation medals. He begins by suggesting I have taken the selling of legion medals out of context?? Not sure how hw arrives at that conclusion. The 90th and 150th anniversary medals were both widely advertised for sale in the Legion Magazines at $25 ea plus P&P???

However, his next defense of legion medals is the most weak and ludicrous to date. He claims if its okay for Boy Scouts and Cadets to wear them why not the legion. I’m wondering if he forgot to mention Girl Guides? and he throws in the Knights of Columbus, a religious order as another example. He is attempting to justify that its okay for grown men to wear these imitation medals because children and youth are allowed to. Has he forgotten the legion is or was a veterans organization, and that the majority of veterans have medals earned in the service of their country. Since when did we need to wear cheap imitations on our right breasts????

PEI Command Letter to Guardian 25th July 2016

Finally the President of Provincial Command has responded to my many letters regarding the wearing of medals. In his haste to show how wrong I’m he fails to spell my name correctly, not once, but four times. He claims I have taken the selling of legion medals out of context? not sure how he arrived at that conclusion. Anyone who wishes to check the facts, can find the ads in back issues of the Legion Magazine. The Legion 90th anniversary medal was advertised at $25 plus P & P to all legion members More recently the 150 medal was also advertised at $25. I find it equally difficult to justify his comparison. If its okay for Boy Scouts-Cadets and Knights of Columbus to wear medals why not the legion. Perhaps he needs a reminder, the legion is a veterans organization and the majority of veterans have and wear actual medals earned in the service of their country. Veterans do not need to buy legion medals. Finally and apart from the spelling of my name, Mr John Yeo avoids completely the crucial issue I have been urging. That of family members wearing their late loved ones medals on the right breast to Remembrance Day Services. I found it very typical when Provincial Command President Yeo  quoted policy. I would be remiss if I did not mention that old legion chestnut!! “The legion does not say family members cannot not wear medals, we are just informing them of the law”.LOL the legion strongly support this law. I rest my case.

 

 

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4 Responses to If its okay for Boy Scouts-Cadets to wear medals, why not the Legion????

  1. baconburner says:

    Ben I am so glad some one finally answered even with the incorrect spelling of your moniker. Does that twit who answered you growing up and they can rightfully keep and show them.
    HOWEVER the tin pot medals purchased, given by the buddy on committee or simply worn as was the case of that IMPOSTER recently. Demean the medals earned from THE VC, MMM down to the simple CD.
    not realise that Scouts guides and especially Cadet of all 3 services upon reaching the age to join up in the military either reserve or regular force. They are not allowed to wear MEDALS EARNED as a Cadet Scout etc. Youth medals rightfully earned are part of They are simply living in LaLa land ask them why their former Commander from Dominion Command TOM EAGLES was ashamed to be seen wearing his tin medallions at the UK and Scottish Conferences?
    Take care and Look After yourself they are £%$”^% IDIOTS.

  2. baconburner says:

    So sorry about the previous reply. I was not looking when it moved the sentences if you can delete pls do.

    Ben I am so glad some one finally answered even with the incorrect spelling of your moniker. Does that twit who answered you not realise that Scouts guides and especially Cadets of all 3 services upon reaching the age to join up in the military either reserve or regular force. They are not allowed to wear MEDALS EARNED as a Cadet Scout etc. Youth medals rightfully earned are part of growing up and they can rightfully keep and show them.Ad Infinitum
    HOWEVER the tin pot medals purchased, given by the buddy on committee or simply worn as was the case of that IMPOSTER recently. Demean the medals earned from THE VC, MMM down to the simple CD.
    They are simply living in LaLa land ask them why their former Commander from Dominion Command TOM EAGLES was ashamed to be seen wearing his tin medallions at the UK and Scottish Conferences?
    Take care and Look After yourself they are £%$”^% IDIOTS.

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  3. Ira Peters says:

    It feels like you should and do have a valid point that should be taken to your local MP and try and change or amend the 1920 law that was passed. I can certainly see your point in that it is a shame that family members cannot show their support on Nov 11th and their pride. As for the tin pot medals I am sure this was approved and is a nice way to show civilians and ex military members that work for the cause of the Legion gratitude for their effort. It is a shame that most people do not realize what these trinkets are for and are mistaken as Military medals. Maybe the badge or collar token would be more appropriate but look at the loss of revenue. I see your post, with civilians wearing more trinkets than most commanders and Chief WO’s have Military Medals and this should certainly be looked into and amended.

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