Duffey

Surname: Duffey
Christian Names: Maxwell
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Cowra
Service #: Not Known
Service: Not Known
Branch: Not Known
Commencement of service: Not Known
Completion of service: Not Known
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Maxwell Duffey, is an active member of the Cowra community and, as a nasho, a member of the National Servicemen’s Association, Western Slopes Branch.

Duffey, no doubt, has undertaken good work within the community, as was displayed in the Cowra Guardian, in an article titled: “NASHOS Lead Age Care Anzac Service”, on April 27, 2015. However, the photograph, attached to this article, raises a question for Maxwell Duffey to answer:

Why do you need to wear a tin medal on your medal rack?

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As can be seen, in the photo, Duffey is wearing three medals:
1. Australian Defence Medal, to which he is entitled;
2. Anniversary of National Service Medal, to which he is entitled; and,
3. National Serviceman Medal, that is purchased tin, pure tin junk.

Why is there a need to wear tin, especially as it shows disrespect to genuine decorations? It also sets an unhealthy example, for other members of the National Servicemen’s Association, in the wearing of genuine decorations.

The wearing, of all decorations, should be in accordance with the Governor Generals medals protocols. Medal protocol is also detailed in: nashos.org.au.

If Maxwell Duffey feels the need to wear this piece of tin', then wear it on the right breast.

The correcting, of this indiscretion, should not be the end of this matter. What is happening, within the National Servicemen’s Association and, in particular, the Western Slopes Branch, for their members, and officials, not to bother to enforce medals protocols? The Association has a protocols officer, whose job it is to detect and prevent this type of behaviour. Numerous complaints have been received, over the years, regarding members adding non awarded, tin medals, to their rack. It was a problem back then and, obviously, still is. Something should be done about this situation, without delay.

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