Ralph George THOMPSON 38506 joined the Australian Army and did one tour with 5 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment. On the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Vietnam Nominal Roll he is not marked as being a National Servicemen that is because he did National Service in the 1950’s.
The year the photo was taken Thompson was the Vice President of the Surfers Paradise RSL: Sub-Branch. He is now a committee member.
Ralph Thompson is entitled to the Commemorative Anniversary of National Service Medal which he wears with his other official awards. The last medal he should not be wearing is the un-official bought National Service Medal which we refer to as Tin Medals.
This is the official Anniversary National Service Medal
The un-official National service Medal that he should not be wearing.
Like others that appear on this page, Thompson shows a lack of respect to other veterans by wearing an un-official medal. You could get the impression that these ex-servicemen that wear all these un-official medals are trying to make themselves look like heroes by the number of medals they wear.
The younger veterans are awake to the number of older ex-servicemen that are wearing tin medals and are disgusted by it.
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