Jump to content

EMERGENCY RESERVE DECORATION


Recommended Posts

This attractively mounted group was awarded to Lieutenant Colonel H.R.MOULTON R.E..

The group consists of the : 39/45 Star ; France and Germany Star ; Defence Medal ; War Medal ; Officers Emergency Reserve Decoration. + Mins..

This last award was instituted in 1952 and discontinued in 1967. It covered the WW2 years and of course into Korea and Vietnam. Mostly the Awards were given to the Royal Engineers. Lt.Col. Moulton was also awarded a M.I.D.

The lovely case was made by Spink's and can be wall hung - or, stood like a photo frame with a rear bracket.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The reason being that Supplementary Reserve and AER officers were not volunteers (territorials) - rather reservists under Regular Army authority. Whilst the ERD looks like an Efficiency Decoration (TD/ED), it is a totally seperate award. It was born out of the whinge that the ORs received the Efficiency Medal (Militia), yet the officers received no equivalent award, as there was no Militia variant of the Efficiency Decoration, due to the policy of not rewarding regular officers with long service medals.

As an aside, the post-nominals 'VD' continued to be used for the colonial & Indian officers' decorations after the discontinuance of the Volunteer Decoration in the UK.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
×
×
  • Create New...