Moss

Date of Entry: 03/11/2018
Surname: Moss
Christian Names: Graham Leslie
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Bathurst
Service #: 2790268
Service: Army - National Service
Branch: Infantry
Case Notes:

 

Graham Moss was a National Serviceman who served for 88 days in Vietnam during 1969. Ten of those days was with the 1st Australian Reinforcement Unit (1ARU) and 67 days with 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR)

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The medals and Badges he wears are:

Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB) Note: Should not be worn with medals.
Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) Insufficient Infantry service for this Badge
Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)
Vietnam Medal (VM)
Australian Defence Medal (ADM)
Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM)
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Emergency Services Medal (EMS) - Must not be worn with Service medals on the left breast.

The RASB is not be worn when medals are worn:

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The RASB is a minor issue, but when combined with the two major offences of illegally wearing an ICB and wearing an ACT Medal, the combination becomes noteworthy. For those unaware of the RASB protocol the Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB) is issued to Australian Defence Force personnel who have rendered warlike service. The badge enables individuals to display their involvement in warlike service when wearing civilian attire. It is worn when the wearing of service awards is not appropriate or possible. Conversely, it should not be worn when wearing service awards.

He is not entitled to wear the ICB.

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Moss served for only 67 days with an Infantry Battalion in Vietnam. The criterion for this Badge is:

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He must not wear the ACT EMS on his left breast.

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Eligible personnel may wear the medal on the right breast when attending any official function of the ACT government in either civilian attire or in uniform. This is consistent with federal government policy in relation to wearing of awards that do not fit within the national system, such as some medals bestowed by foreign governments

It is disappointing that the RSL where the photograph was taken did not point out to Moss the less than stirling job he has done with his medals.

Those who do not follow medals protocols and traditions will most likely be reported and find themselves, like Moss, featured on this website. 

 

 

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