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    Military Cross

    Leaving aside the obvious pun, isnít the Military Cross an extreme irony...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    Leaving aside the obvious pun, isn’t the Military Cross an extreme irony...?
    Is this designed to wind up anyone in particular?
    To paraphase one of our last great political leaders Winston Spencer Churchill "Never in the field of British politics and Brexit was so much expected by so many of so few......only to be bitterly disappointed"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromwell View Post
    Is this designed to wind up anyone in particular?
    No. Just fed up with Brexit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    No. Just fed up with Brexit...
    Well get on with it and tell the politicos to stop extracting the urine.
    17,410,742 people said LEAVE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    Leaving aside the obvious pun, isnít the Military Cross an extreme irony...?
    Is there no Black Heroes on Discovery channel tonight Pat?

    Usually, an officer awarded the MC had to have done something extraordinary. Other than be able to write perfect English prose or drive an MG Sport. That was in the 1930s, of course, before BMWs or non Oxbridge Educations became status symbols for in-extraordinary people like you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeppityDawg View Post
    Is there no Black Heroes on Discovery channel tonight Pat?

    Usually, an officer awarded the MC had to have done something extraordinary. Other than be able to write perfect English prose or drive an MG Sport. That was in the 1930s, of course, before BMWs or non Oxbridge Educations became status symbols for in-extraordinary people like you.
    I donít doubt or question the achievements that lead to recognising extraordinary acts of heroism. But I do find the amalgamation of Military + Cross (ie, linking the symbol of Christian values with warfare) incongruous. What was wrong with the name of its predecessor, the Military Medal?

    As an aside óyour reference to ďan officerĒ is noted. Why should the degree of heroism be judged by rank...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    I don’t doubt or question the achievements that lead to recognising extraordinary acts of heroism. But I do find the amalgamation of Military + Cross (ie, linking the symbol of Christian values with warfare) incongruous. What was wrong with the name of its predecessor, the Military Medal?

    As an aside —your reference to “an officer” is noted. Why should the degree of heroism be judged by rank...?
    The Military Medal still exists and was constituted in WW1 and is the equivalent decoration for other ranks,know a recipient now deceased.
    To paraphase one of our last great political leaders Winston Spencer Churchill "Never in the field of British politics and Brexit was so much expected by so many of so few......only to be bitterly disappointed"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromwell View Post
    The Military Medal still exists and was constituted in WW1 and is the equivalent decoration for other ranks,know a recipient now deceased.
    Thought it had been discontinued in the mid-'90s...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    Thought it had been discontinued in the mid-'90s...
    yes you are right
    To paraphase one of our last great political leaders Winston Spencer Churchill "Never in the field of British politics and Brexit was so much expected by so many of so few......only to be bitterly disappointed"

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    My real point was the irony (to me) of the symbol of another "religion of peace" is still unthinkingly used to glorify war...
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