World War 2
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Britain in WW2
Winston Churchill

Who can wear WW II medal?

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2008-10-20 13:37:55

Medals can normally only be worn by the person to whom they were

awarded, and then on the left breast. On Remembrance Day,

and only on that day, a relative may wear the medals of a

dead relative on the right breast only. The wearing of the

medals on November 11 on the right breast tells all who look at the

person wearing them that they are not that person's but those of a

deceased relative. If the wearing relative has medals of there own

issue then they wear their own medals on their left breast and

their relatives medals on their right breast, as normal.

Wearing the medals of a relative on any other day than

Remembrance Day, or upon the left breast during that day, is a

criminal offence.


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