Occassions for Veterans to Wear Medals

4 Feb

Dear Veterans,

A number of queries have been received regarding the occasions for veterans to wear medals and decorations, particularly in connection with International Fleet Review. The relevant regulations as stipulated in INBR – 11 are reproduced below for information of all veterans.

1.   Wearing of Medals and Decorations.   Retired naval Officers and officers who have resigned or relinquished their commissions with permission to retain ranks, and officers who have been granted permission to wear uniform on special occasions are permitted to wear, on appropriate occasions, decorations and medals with uniform under the same condition as officers on the active list.

2.    Occasion for Wearing of Medals on civil clothes by Veterans.    Personnel dismissed from service or discharged on disciplinary grounds will not wear medals on any occasion. Full medals/ miniature medals may be worn by veterans on all functions in the manner as authorised for serving officers/ personnel. However, medals will not be worn at meetings of political nature. The various occasions on which wearing of full medals/ miniature medals by veterans is enumerated below:-
(a)  Republic Day Parade
(b)  Independence Day Function
(c)  Service Day
(d)  Vijay Diwas
(e)  Wreath Laying on Memorial Day
(f)  Reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan and Governor’s House
(g)  Standard/ Colour Presentation Parade/ Functions / Passing out Parade
(h)  Anniversary/ Re-union Functions
(j)  When attending State or Military Funerals
(k)  When invited to any official function by any Embassy, Legation or High Commission
(l)   At all Armed Forces functions including ex-servicemen’s rallies or re-unions.
(m)  When called upon in aid to civil power.
(n)  When visiting any Military Headquarters on duty.

3.  Wearing of Miniature Medals on civil clothes by Veterans.  The miniature medals will be worn on the following occasions:-

(a)  While attending official and private functions such as Dinner, Cocktails, lunches, tea parties and receptions etc, during day and night.
(b)  Functions held in the messes, institutions in connection with Service day, Units Anniversary, Re- Union functions.
(c)  Functions in connection with Republic day Parade, Independence Day Parade, Standard/ Colour Presentation, reception at the Service Chief’s residence on the Service Day, Reception on Passing out Parade etc.
(d)  When invited to any official function by any Embassy, Legation or High Commission.
(e)   At all Armed Forces functions including ex-servicemen’s rallies or re-unions.
(f)  Retired Officers and Honorary Commissioned Officers may wear medals and decorations on their civilian clothing under the same conditions as for officers in uniform on the Active List.

Team DESA

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One Response to “Occassions for Veterans to Wear Medals”

  1. Hon Lt (Retd) Suresh Chand February 7, 2016 at 5:16 PM #

    Thanks for information .

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