It’s official, Ray Lamming of South Australia is a “Tosser”.
As a representative of Vietnam Veterans at a South Australian, Australian Rules football match on ANZAC Day 2012, Ray Lamming was called upon to “toss the coin”. Unfortunately, to do the job, he deigned to wear a self purchased “Tin Vietnam Medal”.
Lamming has five legitimate Defence Medals, but has chosen to claim six, having foolishly added a self purchased “Tin” medal to his rack.
The offending medal was 'invented' for gullible Veterans who attended a Vietnam Veterans Parade in Launceston, Tasmania, and is affectionately known as "the Battle of Launceston Medal." It is an abomination, and serves only to boost egos by fooling the general public into thinking a person has more medals than they have earned. Here is the offending "Tin" trinket.
South Australia has always been the “Tin” capital of Australia, because a “Shonky” Medals Dealer named “Colonel” Barry Presgrave, who at one time held the position of President of the South Australia National Servicemen’s association, convinced his members to purchase “Tin” medals from him.
Raymond Lamming is a genuine Infantry Combat, Vietnam Veteran who was wounded in action at Grid Reference 435585 in Long Dien, on 8 February 1968 and we applaud his service, however despite his contribution in Vietnam, because he now chooses to wear the self purchased “Tin” medal in celebration of the "Battle of Launceston", he is eligible to be featured on this web site.
Our promise – Wear “Tin” and we will feature you on our web site
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