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Miniature Medals..

seirra

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I was looking in court mounting full sized and miniature medals as well as selling miniatures a side business.  But I am having some trouble finding ribbon/miniature suppliers and manufactures.  Hope that someone here would be able to point me in the right direction.
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Does anybody know if there is a place in/around the GTA where I can purchase and have court mounted my miniature medals.  Please PM me with details/contact info.  Appreciate your assistance in advance.
 

George Wallace

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Usually the same place that does full size medals.  I am sure that we have covered that one before on this site.
 

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Uhh.... where did you buy your miniatures?
The place that sold em to you should be in a position to look after mounting em too.

People at Base clothing stores - base tailor - should be in a position to recommend a good place.
 

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Where do you place the medals on the Mess Kit (air force)?  The dress manual shows a picture but it leaves a lot to the imagination.  Is there something writing somewhere that describe where to place them?

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Chapter 4, para 8 b.(2) of the dress manual:

(2) Army, Air Force (and CF Midnight Blue) Mess Dress. Miniature decorations and medals are worn on the left breast, centred between the seam of the sleeve and the edge of the lapel, 11.5 cm (4-1/2 in.) down from the shoulder seam, or 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) below a flying or specialist skill badge.
 

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I asked this on another thread but the post seemed to have got lost in some kind of pissing contest.....  ;)

I looked at the Dress Regs yesterday to ensure my miniature medals are in the right place on my mess kit.  Regs state 11.5 cm down from the shoulder seam (or 1.3 cm below a flying or specialist skill badge), centered between the seam of the sleeve and the edge of the lapel. 

Do they not realize that some people are small and this is difficult to do?  My minis are right against the shoulder seam and still end up slightly under the lapel.  I plan on having them redone in the near future.  When mounted, are minis allowed to overlap like the full size medals?


 

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PMedMoe said:
Do they not realize that some people are small and this is difficult to do?  My minis are right against the shoulder seam and still end up slightly under the lapel.  I plan on having them redone in the near future.  When mounted, are minis allowed to overlap like the full size medals?
The ribbons do not overlap; as you know because the medals are slightly larger than the width of the ribbon, there is some overlap of the 'dangly bits' (that's a technical term  ;) ).

You should wear them so that they extend over the lapel, not under.
 

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Journeyman said:
The ribbons do not overlap; as you know because the medals are slightly larger than the width of the ribbon, there is some overlap of the 'dangly bits' (that's a technical term  ;) ).

I beg to differ.  The ribbons on my full size medals do overlap and it's a damn good thing they do because one side would be pinned to my sleeve if that were not the case.  As a matter of fact, hubby's seven are narrower than my six.  Go figure.

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You should wear them so that they extend over the lapel, not under.

The lapel will be tucked under the edge.  Thank you.  :-*
 

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PMedMoe said:
I beg to differ.  The ribbons on my full size medals do overlap...
Yes, the full-size medals overlap; the ribbons on the miniature medals do not.

Silly me; I responded to the question you asked.
The thread is about Mess Kit; you were discussing miniatures, not full-size medals.....


You're not posted to the Infantry School are you?  :whistle:
 

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Journeyman said:
Yes, the full-size medals overlap; the ribbons on the miniature medals do not.

Silly me; I responded to the question you asked.
The thread is about Mess Kit; you were discussing miniatures, not full-size medals.....

You should have just said "no" then.  You know, a simple answer from for a simple mind?    ;)

Although, I have to admit, it seems weird.  Why can the full size medal ribbons overlap but not the minis?  >:D

 

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PMedMoe said:
You should have just said "no" then.  You know, a simple answer from for a simple mind?    ;)

Although, I have to admit, it seems weird.  Why can the full size medal ribbons overlap but not the minis?  >:D

You been hanging about with a tool from the school?
 

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recceguy said:
You been hanging about with a tool from the school?

Nope, not even close.  Ottawa is like a zombie.  It has sucked my brains out. 
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recceguy said:
You been hanging about with a tool from the school?

Wow look, yet another thread with Journeyman and Recceguy being the Wrigley Doublemint twins.
 

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I think that the miniatures can overlap if you get enough of them.  Overlapping of medals is based on the size of the wearer (i.e. there is no standard overlap).  Thus two individuals with the same number of medals would have them overlapped different amounts if they had different sized chests.  The reason we don't often see miniatures overlapped is because you would have to have quite a few in order to need to.  I tried to find a picture of Prince Philip showing this, but couldn't find one clear enough.  You can see, however, that when he is in evening wear, his miniatures start on the inside edge of his lapel and then extend out to his shoulder seam.  It's worth noting that miniatures on Army and Air Force mess kit are worn on the breast, on Naval mess kits, they're worn on the lapel.
 
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