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British Ribbon Bars: 1/8th inch a regulation?


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I have the following British medals. Some of you might have read about the wrong order the ribbon bar of numbers 1 through 6 was sent to me. I am now thinking of buying loose ribbon bars for the rest and putting them on a 15 ribbon bar, thus 3 ribbons per bar. The question is: is the 1/8th inch distance between rows a British regulation or could I go for flush spacing?

 Victoria Cross
 George Cross
 Distinguished Service Order
 Member of the British Empire
 Distinguished Service Cross
 Military Cross 
 The 1939-1945 Star
 Atlantic Star
 Arctic Star
 Air Crew Europe Star
 Africa Star
 Pacific Star
 Burma Star
 Italy Star
 France and Germany Star

I realize that I would be circumventing the 4 ribbons per row ''rule/regulation'' but to my eyes 5 full rows of 3 ribbons each are much more appealing. Any ideas on this?

Wessel Gordon

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