Queens Jubilee Medal - are there still people waiting?

That depends on whether the individual starts the ball rolling.

I’ve no idea where they have got the idea that RAF VRT are eligible for the VRSM the most recent DIn published in the last few months which was the first update for numerous years explicitly exclude the RAFVR (T). Unless they have agreed a change then someone just made an assumption that they are eligible for the VRSM it’s a bit of a stuff up. An argument could also be made quite strongly that the RAF VRT are also no longer eligible for the CFM due to the change in the definition of what counts as “Cadet Force Adult Volunteer” in recent Air Publications and the royal warrant requiring it only be for service as “Cadet Force Adult Volunteers”. This could mean that AEF pilots are not entitled to the VRSM or the CFM although they definitely should be for at least one.

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This is the question I’ll be asking.

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It should clearly be the CFM. They just need to reintroduce the concept of the RAFVR(T).

What remains of the RAFVR(T) is not suddenly more “reserve” than it was just because it no longer covers everyone else in the RAFAC, therefore the VRSM wouldn’t fit the bill at all.

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Interesting thing is that I am aware of significant but numerically small number of ACF officers who historically used to be awarded the Territorial Decoration due to their TA Type B commission (the Territorial Army precursor for officers for VRSM) alongside the CFM. Meaning double medalling.
I believe it was a strange anomaly where they just did it without being any policy it seemed to stop when VRSM came in so MODMO & its single service predecessors making things up without actual policy supporting it isn’t without precedent. At one point the MOD made up an entire new CFM policy and enforced it for years without ever actually getting Royal Approval. So :man_shrugging: I wouldn’t put anything past the MOD. Very few people actually are interested enough in the policy of this to know when people are doing it wrong. One of those sad ones whose been interested in Medals & militaria for over 30 years

Could be worse-think of the Bomber Command & Artic Convoy vets who had to wait decades for medals/clasps.

If I’m still waiting in 2033 for my coronation gong then I’ll start asking questions, but suspect the response will be they had to wait until the date on the medal was not in the future.

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