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Topic: You Only Live Twice Commander Bond naval ribbons

Hello all, I’ve been trying to identify the various military ribbons that Commander Bond has on his chest when in naval uniform. I found this picture online that is either the screen used uniform or a good replica and the ribbons are more visible:

https://i.postimg.cc/1g4rM4Hz/5-B50-EA1-C-2-AD5-4161-962-C-A3-A5-F33-B9-F48.png

It also appears that he has rosettes on 2 of the ribbons.

I think I’ve identified some of them but was just hoping someone could let me know what the ribbons are and what significance the rosettes have to his service?

It’s also interesting to note that the ribbons differ substantially from the naval uniforms worn by Moore and Brosnan when they wore naval uniform.

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Re: You Only Live Twice Commander Bond naval ribbons

My father, who served in WWII, wore a ribbon strip with some of these on, denoting the medals he'd been awarded (along with others who served in WWII).

The bottom row denotes the following two medals: the Defence Medal and the War Medal. On the top row I can only identify the far right medal, which is the 1939-1945 Star. Can't help with the other two top row medals, apologies.

I imagine, but can't be certain, that the middle row denotes medals related to the campaigns (i.e. Countries) in which Bond would have served, so they may not be rosettes but could be nation flags, I can't be sure.

Moore and Brosnan, of course, would have been deemed to be too young to have fought in WWII so their medals would be different.  ajb007/martini

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Re: You Only Live Twice Commander Bond naval ribbons

That’s really helpful thanks  ajb007/martini

Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".

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Re: You Only Live Twice Commander Bond naval ribbons

Top row:

- Don't know what this is. It could be an upside-down Order of Merit, but Bond wouldn't have got that.
- DSO
- 1939-45 Star

Middle row:

- Atlantic Star with rosette for France and Germany
- Pacific Star with rosette for Burma

Bottom row:

- Defence Medal
- War Medal 1939-45

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Re: You Only Live Twice Commander Bond naval ribbons

The Domino Effect wrote:

Top row:

- Don't know what this is. It could be an upside-down Order of Merit, but Bond wouldn't have got that.
- DSO
- 1939-45 Star

Middle row:

- Atlantic Star with rosette for France and Germany
- Pacific Star with rosette for Burma

Bottom row:

- Defence Medal
- War Medal 1939-45

ajb007/martini

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Re: You Only Live Twice Commander Bond naval ribbons

Thanks great work Domino Effect -the top left ribbon is a bit of a mystery

Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".

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Re: You Only Live Twice Commander Bond naval ribbons

Smithers500, this thread may be of help:

https://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/45629/bond-in-uniform/

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Re: You Only Live Twice Commander Bond naval ribbons

That’s great thank you so much!

Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".

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Re: You Only Live Twice Commander Bond naval ribbons

Top left order st Michael and st George

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Re: You Only Live Twice Commander Bond naval ribbons

a couple of posts here describe some ?
https://www.reddit.com/r/JamesBond/comm … commander/

From an MI6 thread
https://www.mi6community.com/discussion … nds-medals


https://i.postimg.cc/LncknXKy/f9071ed0912ff08f4a3159bca41642ac.jpg


http://www.mjnewton.demon.co.uk/bond/navy.htm   Bond in the navy

https://bamfstyle.com/2015/12/07/swlm-naval-dress/  TSWLM Uniform

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Re: You Only Live Twice Commander Bond naval ribbons

Cheers both!

Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".