Fraternal greetings - fond memories of sharing the delights of Nee Soon transit camp and the hinterland with fellow reprobates when en route to the 'funny place' (that's what I was doing, no idea what all you Brits were doing there) and of that RP laddie who solemnly inspected my right ankle, swollen to the size of a football after an unfortunate encounter with a monsoon drain, but firmly telling me nathless I could no longer go to the mess without an 'excused boot' chit. Yes, I believe even he should have the right to add his PJM to his 'rack' along with the other medal(s) of his entitlement.
And a reflective moment in remembrance of those who didn't make to back to Nee Soon on the way back. To echo Binyon
"To the innermost heart of their own land they are known / As the stars are known to the Night."
And in Malay of the Borneo variety, I'm told that's something like
"Untuk hati mereka yang tersirat kepeda tanah air, mereka dikenang bagaikan bintang pada malam yang indah."
We don't need a medal to remember - but the PJM is for the fallen and it is for the returned and it was awarded in gratitude for the contributions of all and when some may wear it and some may not how does that somehow sanctify the British awards system and does that not denigrate the awards systems of the those other Commonwealth countries that allow the wearing of it?
Former 'nasho', RAE Borneo (Confrontation)