HM Forces Recognition
Forum thread for campaign HM Forces Recognition
“ British Veterans National Defence Medal (NDM) Campaign ”
Some form of recognition should be afforded to service personnel for their efforts during their service. Personally, I am angry that after 40 years in uniform and 6 years with the MoD I didn't receive one royal medal.
We all signed up to protect our Queen and country Thank you to all who served and are still serving
Surely an NDM would be the best way to say thank you. My Mother got 14 pound after my father went down on HM Sub Rainbow. About time UK Governments recognised all who served their Country regardless of length of service
I did 4 years ....UK, BAOR & Granby. I joined a month before my 18th. Always in trouble or excelling at my Boxing. I was messed up, maybe mixed up. I wish I had been disciplined and maybe nurtured more. Either way I left in disgrace via Colchester MCTC.
Each rememberance day I mourn at the sidelines. Ashamed and guilty that maybe my service wasnt as good as others. Also so much guilt I sold my medals when homeless and needing cash.
After the ARMY I spent 25 years in active addiction, Crime, Homelessness and the criminal justice system.
Now 7 years clean. I have a good support group around me and trying to just do the next right thing in life.
No regrets EVER, that I signed on that dotted line all those years ago. I love my Nation. I just wish I had kept in touch with some of the friends I had back then. I turned my back on you and on life. To all who knew me I wish to apologise for failing you all.
I would love to wear this medal with pride and honour. It has my full support
My RAF pension is under the 1975 scheme and brings a smile to my face each month but I gather that today, many service personnel are not to happy about the current scheme.