What is this medal ribbon? WAAF

A medal ribbon, service ribbon, or ribbon bar is a small ribbon, mounted on a small metal bar equipped with an attaching device, which is generally issued for wear in place of a medal when it is not appropriate to wear the actual medal.

What is the ribbon on a medal called?

A medal ribbon, service ribbon, or ribbon bar is a small ribbon, mounted on a small metal bar equipped with an attaching device, which is generally issued for wear in place of a medal when it is not appropriate to wear the actual medal.

How do you identify medals?

A clasp with the name of the theatre or action for which the award is made is presented with the medal. Look closely at the outside edge or the back of your medal. If it is the original medal it will generally have some identifying information inscribed – their name, rank or service number.

What do the Colours mean on medal ribbons?

Their own colours often have a symbolic significance: the equal stripes of the ‘1939 to 1945 Star,’ for example, are dark blue to represent the service of the Royal and Merchant Navies, red, to represent that of the Armies and light blue to represent that of Air Forces.

What is a medal rosette?

A rosette /roʊˈzɛt/ is a small, circular device that is typically presented with a medal. The rosettes are either worn on the medal to denote a higher rank, or for situations where wearing the medal is deemed inappropriate, such as on a suit. Rosettes are issued in nations such as Belgium, France, Italy and Japan.

How do you identify ribbon medals?

Ribbon: mid blue, edged with black and yellow stripes (for sky, night sky and enemy search lights). Defence Medal – for military and some civilian UK-based roles. Ribbon: orange central, with green and black edging stripes (for green fields and blackout).

How do I find out what medals and ribbons I rate?

Individuals can request information on military service medals, decorations and awards online: https://www.archives.gov/personnel-records-center/awards-and-decorations.

How can you tell if a medal is real?

Re-named medals can often be spotted by looking at the profile or cross section of the lower rim which may appear thinner than other areas of the medal where the metal has been removed along with the original naming.

What is the rarest medal?

The Victoria Cross is the ‘holy grail’ for medal collectors because there are only 1,357 in existence. Bearing the inscription ‘For valour’ and known as a VC, this medal was first awarded for ‘conspicuous bravery’ in 1856 and later backdated to the Crimean war of 1854.

Are old military medals worth anything?

Medals in good condition are more valuable. If you have the original papers and presentation box for your medal, it will be worth more than a medal on its own. Sometimes the story behind a military medal will also influence it’s value. Some collectors will pay more for medals that were awarded to certain soldiers.

How do I add medals to my dd214?

Requests for replacement medals should be submitted on Standard Form 180, “Request Pertaining to Military Records,” which may be obtained at VA offices or the Internet at www.va.gov/vaforms/.

How do I know what ribbons I have in the army?

Go to the Army Human Resources Command Awards and Decorations website and use the “Awards and Decorations” link for the information you want on Army awards. To have full access to the awards data base, you’ll need to register with the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) system.

What is a dd214?

About DD Form 214. The DD Form 214 is a complete and thorough document that verifies a service member’s proof of military service. This Certificate of Release or Discharge form is issued through the Department of Defense and is typically issued at the final out processing appointment prior to retirement or separation.

Do war medals have names on them?

The name, rank and number of the individual will appear on the medal. The Ministry of Defence is not able to issue or replace First World War medals under any circumstances.

What are the main types of medals?

Different metals

  • Platinum.
  • Gold.
  • Silver, or silver-gilt, which is in fact used for Olympic “gold medals”
  • Bronze.
  • Pewter.
  • Copper.
  • Tin.
  • Iron.

What does the military medal look like?

A circular silver medal of 36 mm diameter. The obverse bears the effigy of the reigning monarch and an appropriate inscription. The reverse has the inscription “FOR BRAVERY IN THE FIELD” in four lines, surrounded by a laurel wreath, surmounted by the Royal Cypher and Imperial Crown.

How much is a Military Medal worth?

Nowadays, World War II medals can fetch as little as $5 to $10. The main reason is that these medals are usually unnamed and can’t be easily linked to a recipient. Others, however, have been issued in small quantities and have a higher collector’s value.

Can I wear my medals on civilian clothing?

On significant holidays, veterans and retirees are encouraged to wear their awards and medals. The choice of either full-size medal or miniature is an individual one. Retirees and veterans can wear all categories of medals on appropriate civilian clothing.

Which side do you wear a veterans badge?

left side

Badges of dishonour
“The badge is a badge of honour and proudly worn by ex-service personnel on the left side over the heart,” he says. “People who falsely wear the veterans’ badge dishonour our armed service veterans, and should feel ashamed.”

Can you wear your fathers medals?

CAN I WEAR MY FAMILY MEDALS? Did you know there are rules about wearing your family war medals? The rule is that war medals should only be worn on the left breast by the person upon whom they were conferred. Technically this honour remains with the individual and does not pass to a widow, parent or relative upon death.

How long do you have to serve to become a veteran?

180 days

To be considered a veteran, any military personnel must be on active-duty service for at least 180 days. The only exception is if the member sustained a service-related injury and was discharged under honorable conditions.

Can you wear ribbons and medals at the same time?

The use of large medals and badges is reserved for daytime attire, but ensure not to wear large medals and ribbons at the same time. The exception is the wear of unit ribbons on the right side on the Army uniform. When wearing civilian attire, ensure you comply with the same rules as if you were in uniform.

What does a gold star on a ribbon mean?

Gold stars are worn with medals and ribbons issued by the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and United States Air Force to indicate the second and subsequent awards of a particular medal.

Can a veteran be buried in uniform?

That program that Goodwill started up five years ago is called, “Uniforms for the Final Salute.” It ensures that those veterans can be buried in a military uniform from their branch of service.

What order do I put my ribbons in?

Ribbons are placed left to right in order of precedence, and as you build your rack make sure it looks identical to the one online. This will ensure each ribbon is in its proper place and is not out of order.

What are the three basic ribbons Army?

All soldiers successfully graduating from Army basic training receive permission to wear three Army ribbons: the Army Service ribbon, the Global War on Terror ribbon and the National Defense Service ribbon.

What does the Bronze Star on a ribbon mean?

meritorious service

The Bronze Star is awarded for meritorious service or acts of valor while serving in combat operations. The Bronze Star is the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces and the ninth-highest military award (including combat and non-combat) in order of precedence of U.S. Military decorations.

How do you put medals on your uniform?

Your medals should be worn over the left lapel or the left breast pocket of a formal jacket or coat. Medals are mounted on a metal holding bar or bar brooch, and that bar is attached to the lapel. The center of the holding bar should be parallel to the ground.

Can you wear medals at a funeral?

The medals awarded to a deceased Service/ex-Service person may be worn on the right breast by a near relative. Not more than one group should be worn by any individual.

Can I wear my fathers war medals?

War medals and service decorations of any sort may be worn only by the person upon whom they were conferred, and in no case does the right to wear war or service medals, or their ribbons, pass to any relative when the recipient is dead.

Who should inherit war medals?

The sibling with the highest income or largest monetary assets regardless of sex or birth order should receive the original medals, but should — at the earliest date — purchase replacements for his or her siblings (only).

What side do you wear your grandfather’s war medals on?

If wearing your own medals, they should be worn on the left hand side of your chest over your heart. If wearing someone else medals they should be worn on the right hand side.

Can I wear my father’s medals on Remembrance Sunday?

Yes, it is perfectly acceptable to wear the medals of a family member, such as a father or grandfather, although they must be worn on the right breast, so as to show that they are not medals awarded to you. In UK is it possible for someone to wear the medals of another?