Surname: Yeo
Christian Names: Brian Arthur
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Sydney
Service: RAN
Case Notes:

Brian Arthur YEO02910 served in the Royal Australian Navy during the Vietnam War and sailed five times to Vung Tau harbour in South Vietnam on the HMAS Sydney also known as the Vung Tau ferry delivering troops, equipment and supplies.

Brian YEO is a member of the HMAS Sydney Association and wore his medals at a wreath laying ceremony at Martin Place.


As you can see in the photo Brian YEO is wearing five medals. They are from the left;

Australian Active Service Medal Clasp Vietnam (entitled)

Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal (entitled)

Australian Defence Force Medal (entitled)

The Sydney Medal (unofficial medal, not entitled)

Australian Logistic Support Force Medal (unofficial medal, not entitled)

As you can see he is only entitled to wear the three official medals, the other two are commonly referred to as TIN medals bought either through an association or some medal shops. Yeo is like many ex- servicemen from the navy during the Vietnam and Far East Strategic Reserve Force era that wear these tin medals.

Some ex-servicemen appear to think that because they are no longer in the Australian Defence Force they do not have to follow the Wearing of Medals Protocol put out by Honours and Awards. They are only earning disrespect from ex-servicemen who only wear the medals they are entitled to.

Brian YEO and others like him must be under the impression the more medals they wear, the more they impress the public by wearing these worthless pieces of tin medals. Brian Yeo and others like you, be aware that many younger veterans today have no respect what so ever when they see any veteran wearing medals they are not entitled to. If you want their respect we suggest you remove the offending medals.

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from the private citizens are supported by statement of fact and statutory declarations.

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