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accepting and wearing foreign medals for the commonwealth

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Hi,

I am a collector of foreign medals and orders. As I stumbled over the Korean order of military merit, I got stuck with a question. I have seen medal groups from all of the 16 UN contributing countries having a grade of the order of military merit from th Republic of Korea in them, but the British ones. There is an Australian who has the Korean award, and there are some Canadians too. Where the Uk soldiers not allowed to accept them? But if they where...maybe not allowed to wear? I have never seen a UK group holding a Korean military merit, or even a group with a not mounted one next to them. I am pretty sure they could/must have earned some during the Korean war!

Who can enlight this question for me?

Cheers

Cyril

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Hi Paul,

Yes, no problem here a picture of the ribbons of Major-General H. Robertson of the Australian army.

Cheers

Cyril

PS: The Korean military merit 1st class is on the right in the bottom row.

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Hi Peter,

I have checked out that list, but it is far from complete. I think the only foreign order allowed to wear cannot be the French Legion D'Honneur. I guess most foreign royal orders should be in there. I hope ther is someone ou there who can help me with the commonwealth accepting and wearing policy.

I was not aware of this site at all, and it does come in handy for other questions, thanks Peter.

Cheers

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