Here we go again, another in the long, long line of RSL Sub Branch executives who continue to flaunt Medal Protocols set down by Government House, Canberra. Allow us to introduce Kenneth BALL, Secretary of the Woorinen (Victoria) RSL Sub Branch.
BALL, a genuine Vietnam Veteran who felt the need to embellish his medallic entitlement by adding the tin Vietnam Veterans Medal to his rack. What is the entitlement to this medal? Nothing really, just fork over 42 pounds sterling and the medal is yours.
Kenneth BALL served the Nation in Vietnam as a Temporary Corporal in the Catering Corps. He served with the armoured corps during his tour in Vietnam.
As a Sub Branch Secretary, Kenneth BALL would be well aware of the policies and procedures of the RSL and been privy to correspondence concerning the correct wearing of honours and awards. He has no excuse for flaunting the rules.
It amazes us here at ANZMI that RSL members who swear their allegiance to Australia in one breath, can snub their nose at the rules and protocols of the country in another. Our advice to Kenneth BALL is to remove the TIN immediately, and suggest that if he has the money to purchase such rubbish that in future, he donate that money to Veteran’s Welfare.
Welcome to our website Kenneth BALL.