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This article concerns British and Commonwealth of Nations orders and decorations awarded by the British Sovereign. The Commonwealth of Nations, usually known as The Commonwealth, is an association of 53 independent sovereign states, almost all of which are former territories of the British Empire. ... State decorations are orders, medals and other decorations granted by a sovereign state. ... This article describes the British monarchy from the perspective of the United Kingdom. ...


Awards are listed in order of precedence.

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United Kingdom

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Victoria Cross medal, ribbon, and bar. ... George Cross The George Cross (GC) is the highest Commonwealth decoration awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry not in the face of the enemy and is equal to the Victoria Cross. ... The Garter is the most recognizable insignia of the Order of the Garter. ... James VII ordained the modern Order. ... The Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick is an order of chivalry associated with Ireland. ... Military Badge of the Order of the Bath The Most Honourable Order of the Bath is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. ... For other Orders see Order of Merit (disambiguation). ... A baronet (traditional abbreviation Bart, modern abbreviation Bt), is the holder of an hereditary title awarded by the British Crown, known as a baronetcy. ... The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India is an order of chivalry founded by Victoria in 1861. ... On the Orders insignia, St Michael is often depicted subduing Satan. ... The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire is an order of chivalry founded by Victoria in 1877. ... The Imperial Order of the Crown of India is an order in the British honours system. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... The Order of the Companions of Honour is a British and Commonwealth Order (decoration). ... Military Badge of the Order of the Bath The Most Honourable Order of the Bath is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. ... The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India is an order of chivalry founded by Victoria in 1861. ... On the Orders insignia, St Michael is often depicted subduing Satan. ... The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire is an order of chivalry founded by Victoria in 1877. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... The dignity of Knight Bachelor is a part of the British honours system. ... Military Badge of the Order of the Bath The Most Honourable Order of the Bath is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. ... The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India is an order of chivalry founded by Victoria in 1861. ... On the Orders insignia, St Michael is often depicted subduing Satan. ... The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire is an order of chivalry founded by Victoria in 1877. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... Source: Veterans Affairs Canada The Distinguished Service Order is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and other formerly Commonwealth countries, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... The Imperial Service Order was established by King Edward VII in August 1902. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... // History The medal was first introduced by the East India Company in 1837. ... The Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC) is a British military decoration that was introduced in the 1993 review of the honours structure, replacing the Distinguished Service Order, the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal. ... The Royal Cross is a military decoration awarded in the United Kingdom for exceptional services in military nursing. ... The Distinguished Service Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Navy (United Kingdom) and other services, and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries, for gallant or distinguished conduct during enemy actions at sea. ... Military Cross The Military Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army, and formerly also to officers of the armies of other Commonwealth countries, for distinguished and meritorious services in battle. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1067, 483 KB) Millatry cross and others - Australian War Memorial, Canberra File links The following pages link to this file: British and Commonwealth orders and decorations ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1067, 483 KB) Millatry cross and others - Australian War Memorial, Canberra File links The following pages link to this file: British and Commonwealth orders and decorations ... UK DFC medal The Distinguished Flying Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdoms Royal Air Force and other services, and formerly to officers of other Commonwealth countries, for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations... The Air Force Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdom Armed Forces, and formerly also to officers of the other Commonwealth countries, for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy. The... The Royal Cross is a military decoration awarded in the United Kingdom for exceptional services in military nursing. ... Order Of British India First Class Order Of British India Second Class // History The Medal was originally instituted by the East India Company on the 18th of April 1837 for long, faithful and honourable service. ... The Kaisar-I-Hind Medal was established by Queen Victoria in 1900. ... This page deals with the order after its revival in the 19th century. ... The Queens Medal for Bravery was the highest South African civilian decoration, during the period that the country was a constitutional monarchy in the British Commonwealth. ... Source: Veterans Affairs Canada The Distinguished Conduct Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army, and formerly also to personnel of the armies of other Commonwealth countries, below the rank of Warrant Officer, for conspicuous bravery in the battlefield. ... The Conspicuous Gallantry Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force (United Kingdom), and formerly also to personnel of the navies and air forces of other Commonwealth countries, below the rank of Warrant Officer, for conspicuous gallantry in... The George Medal was created by Britains King George VI on 24 September 1940. ... The Queens Police Medal is awarded to police officers in the United Kingdom for distinguished service or gallantry. ... The Queens Medal for Bravery was the highest South African civilian decoration, during the period that the country was a constitutional monarchy in the British Commonwealth. ... The Distinguished Service Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Navy and members of the other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, up to and including the rank of Chief Petty Officer, for bravery and resourcefulness on active service at... The Military Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army, and formerly also to personnel of the armies of other Commonwealth countries, below the rank of Warrant Officer, for bravery in the battlefield. ... The Distinguished Flying Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom), and formerly also to personnel of the air forces of other Commonwealth countries, below the rank of Warrant Officer, for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to... The Air Force Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom), and formerly also to personnel of the air forces of other Commonwealth countries, below the rank of Warrant Officer, for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to... First Class Second Class // History The medal was first introduced by the East India Company in 1837. ... The Queens Gallantry Medal was instituted on the 20th of June 1974 to replace the British Empire Medal with oakleaves. ... Silver Medal of the Royal Victorian Medal The Royal Victorian Medal is a British Commonwealth medal estabished by Queen Victoria in April 1896. ... The British Empire Medal (Medal of the Order of the British Empire for Meritorious Service) is a British medal awarded for meritorious civil or military service worthy of recognition by the crown. ... The Queens Police Medal is awarded to police officers in the United Kingdom for distinguished service or gallantry. ... British Campaign Medals are awarded to military members participating in specified military campaigns. ... The Polar Medal was instituted in 1857 as the Arctic Medal, to reward earlier explorers attempting to discover the North-West Passage. ... Mentioned in Dispatches (MID) is a military award for gallantry or otherwise commendable service. ... MID is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport, (IATA Airport Code: MID) .mid is the filename extension of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) file format Sometimes . ...

Canada

Note, the article Canadian order of precedence (Decorations and Medals) has a combined list of the Canadian and British orders. The following is a list of the order of precedence for Canadian awards and postnominal letters. ...

Commonwealth decorations, followed by foreign decorations, rank within each category after Canadian medals. For full lists of medals and for the relative precedence of British decorations issued to Canadians before June 1st, 1972, see external link: Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals—precedence The Victoria Cross (Post-nominal letters V.C.) is the highest award for valour that can be awarded to members of the Canadian armed forces of any rank in any service, and allies serving under or with Canadian military command. ... Cross of Valour The Cross of Valour (official post-nominal letters CV) is the highest Canadian civilian award for bravery. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, Desiring a better country. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, Desiring a better country. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, Desiring a better country. ... The Order of Military Merit is an Order (decoration) issued by Canada to members of the Canadian Forces whom have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty. ... The Order of Merit of the Police Forces is an Order (decoration) of Canada, established in October 2000. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... The Order of Military Merit is an Order (decoration) issued by Canada to members of the Canadian Forces whom have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty. ... The Order of Merit of the Police Forces is an Order (decoration) of Canada, established in October 2000. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... The Order of Military Merit is an Order (decoration) issued by Canada to members of the Canadian Forces whom have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty. ... The Order of Merit of the Police Forces is an Order (decoration) of Canada, established in October 2000. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... This page deals with the order after its revival in the 19th century. ... The National Order of Quebec (in French Ordre national du Québec) is an order of merit bestowed by the government of Quebec, Canada. ... The National Order of Quebec (in French Ordre national du Québec) is an order of merit bestowed by the government of Quebec, Canada. ... The National Order of Quebec (in French Ordre national du Québec) is an order of merit bestowed by the government of Quebec, Canada. ... The Saskatchewan Order of Merit is an award given in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... The Order of Ontario is an award given in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Order of British Columbia insignia The Order of British Columbia is British Columbias highest award for outstanding achievement. ... The Alberta Order of Excellence is the highest award given in the Canadian province of Alberta. ... The Order of Prince Edward Island, established in 1996, is the highest honour of the Province of Prince Edward Island. ... The Order of Manitoba, established in 1999, is the highest honour of the Province of Manitoba. ... The Order of New Brunswick, established in 2000, is the highest honour of the Province of New Brunswick. ... The Order of Nova Scotia, established in 2001, is the highest honour of the Province of Nova Scotia. ... The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador insignia The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, established in 2001, is the highest honour of the Canadian Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... The Order of Polaris is given out by the government of the Yukon Territory for: great service to the territory service to the people of the territory unique culture Eligibility Any Canadian citizen who is a current or former resident of Yukon is eligible for nomination. ... The Star of Military Valour (SMV) is awarded to members of the Canadian Forces for their distinguished and valiant service in the presence of the enemy. The SVM is part of the Military Valour Decorations offerred in Canada. ... The Medal of Military Valour (SMV) is awarded to members of the Canadian Forces for their an act of valour or devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy. The MMV is part of the Military Valour Decorations offerred in Canada. ... The Medal of Bravery is one of the three Decorations for Bravery awarded by the Governor General of Canada. ... The Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Cross is awarded by the reigning monarch of Canada (presently Queen Elizabeth II) and is presented on her behalf by the Governor General. ... Silver Medal of the Royal Victorian Medal The Royal Victorian Medal is a British Commonwealth medal estabished by Queen Victoria in April 1896. ... Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) The Canadian Forces Decoration is a Canadian military award given to officers and soldiers of the Canadian Armed Forces who have completed twelve years of military service. ...


Australia

Australian decorations in italics.

  • Victoria Cross VC
  • George Cross GC
  • Cross of Valour CV
  • Knight/Lady of the Garter KG/LG
  • Knight/Lady of the Thistle KT/LT
  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
  • Order of Merit OM
  • Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia AK/AD
  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George GCMG
  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO
  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE
  • Companion of the Order of Australia AC
  • Companion of Honour CH
  • Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB/DCB
  • Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George KCMG/DCMG
  • Knight/Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO/DCVO
  • Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE/DBE
  • Knight Bachelor (NB: Confers title of “Sir”—no postnominals)
  • Officer of the Order of Australia AO
  • Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
  • Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
  • Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
  • Star of Gallantry SG
  • Star of Courage SC
  • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order DSO
  • Distinguished Service Cross DSC
  • Member of the Order of Australia AM
  • Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order LVO
  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
  • Companion of the Imperial Service Order ISO
  • Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
  • Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
  • Conspicuous Service Cross CSC
  • Nursing Service Cross NSC
  • Royal Red Cross (Member or 1st Class) RRC
  • Distinguished Service Cross DSC
  • Military Cross MC
  • Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
  • Air Force Cross AFC
  • Royal Red Cross (Associate or 2nd Class) ARRC
  • Medal for Gallantry MG
  • Bravery Medal BM
  • Distinguished Service Medal DSM
  • Public Service Medal PSM
  • Australian Police Medal APM
  • Australian Fire Service Medal AFSM
  • Ambulance Service Medal ASM
  • Emergency Services Medal ESM
  • Medal of the Order of Australia OAM
  • Order of St John
  • Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM
  • Conspicuous Gallantry Medal CGM
  • George Medal GM
  • Conspicuous Service Medal CSM
  • Australian Antarctic Medal AAM
  • Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry QPM
  • Queen's Fire Service Medal for Gallantry QFSM
  • Distinguished Service Medal DSM
  • Military Medal MM
  • Distinguished Flying Medal DFM
  • Air Force Medal AFM
  • Queen's Gallantry Medal QGM
  • Royal Victorian Medal RVM
  • British Empire Medal BEM
  • Queen's Police Medal for Distinguished Service QPM
  • Queen's Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service QFSM
  • Commendation For Gallantry
  • Commendation For Brave Conduct
  • Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct
  • Commendation For Distinguished Service
  • War medals, campaign medals, active service medals and service medals
  • Police Overseas Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal
  • Civilian Service Medal 1939–1945
  • Polar Medal
  • Imperial Service Medal
  • Coronation, Jubilee, Remembrance and Commemorative medals
  • Defence Force Service Medal
  • Reserve Force Decoration RFD
  • Reserve Force Medal
  • Defence Long Service Medal
  • National Medal
  • Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal
  • Champion Shots Medal
  • Long Service Medals
  • Anniversary of National Service 1951–1972 Medal
  • Independence and Anniversary Medals (in order of date of receipt)
  • Foreign Awards (in order of date of authorisation of their acceptance and wearing)

External link: Order of Wearing Australian Orders, Decorations and Medals Victoria Cross medal, ribbon, and bar. ... George Cross The George Cross (GC) is the highest Commonwealth decoration awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry not in the face of the enemy and is equal to the Victoria Cross. ... The Cross of Valour is Australias highest civilian award for bravery. ... For other Orders see Order of Merit (disambiguation). ... Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, wearing on her left shoulder the Order of Australias Sovereign Badge. ... Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, wearing on her left shoulder the Order of Australias Sovereign Badge. ... The Order of the Companions of Honour is a British and Commonwealth Order (decoration). ... Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, wearing on her left shoulder the Order of Australias Sovereign Badge. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand Cross... The Distinguished Service Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Navy (United Kingdom) and other services, and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries, for gallant or distinguished conduct during enemy actions at sea. ... Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, wearing on her left shoulder the Order of Australias Sovereign Badge. ... The Conspicuous Service Cross (Authorised Postnominal CSC) is a decoration (medal) of the Australian Honours System. ... The Distinguished Service Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Navy (United Kingdom) and other services, and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries, for gallant or distinguished conduct during enemy actions at sea. ... Military Cross The Military Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army, and formerly also to officers of the armies of other Commonwealth countries, for distinguished and meritorious services in battle. ... The Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) is a decoration for courage shown in air combat. ... The Air Force Cross is a military decoration which is issued in the following countries: The Air Force Cross of the United Kingdom The Air Force Cross of the United States This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Distinguished Service Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Navy and members of the other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, up to and including the rank of Chief Petty Officer, for bravery and resourcefulness on active service at... Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, wearing on her left shoulder the Order of Australias Sovereign Badge. ...


New Zealand

Victoria Cross medal, ribbon, and bar. ... The New Zealand Cross was introduced during the Land Wars in New Zealand between 1845 and 1872. ... George Cross The George Cross (GC) is the highest Commonwealth decoration awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry not in the face of the enemy and is equal to the Victoria Cross. ... The Garter is the most recognizable insignia of the Order of the Garter. ... James VII ordained the modern Order. ... Military Badge of the Order of the Bath The Most Honourable Order of the Bath is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. ... For other Orders see Order of Merit (disambiguation). ... Badge of the Order of New Zealand The Order of New Zealand is the highest locally awarded honour in the New Zealand Honours System. ... Companions Badge of the New Zealand Order of Merit The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Elizabeth II. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Principal Companion (PCNZM) (formerly Knight or Dame... On the Orders insignia, St Michael is often depicted subduing Satan. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... The Order of the Companions of Honour is a British and Commonwealth Order (decoration). ... Companions Badge of the New Zealand Order of Merit The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Elizabeth II. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Principal Companion (PCNZM) (formerly Knight or Dame... Military Badge of the Order of the Bath The Most Honourable Order of the Bath is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. ... On the Orders insignia, St Michael is often depicted subduing Satan. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... Companions Badge of the New Zealand Order of Merit The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Elizabeth II. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Principal Companion (PCNZM) (formerly Knight or Dame... Military Badge of the Order of the Bath The Most Honourable Order of the Bath is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. ... On the Orders insignia, St Michael is often depicted subduing Satan. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... Source: Veterans Affairs Canada The Distinguished Service Order is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and other formerly Commonwealth countries, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... Male Companions Badge of the Queens Service Order for Community Service The Queens Service Order was established by Queen Elizabeth II on 13 March 1975. ... Companions Badge of the New Zealand Order of Merit The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Elizabeth II. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Principal Companion (PCNZM) (formerly Knight or Dame... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... The Imperial Service Order was established by King Edward VII in August 1902. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... Companions Badge of the New Zealand Order of Merit The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Elizabeth II. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Principal Companion (PCNZM) (formerly Knight or Dame... Source: Veterans Affairs Canada The Distinguished Service Order is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and other formerly Commonwealth countries, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... The Distinguished Service Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Navy (United Kingdom) and other services, and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries, for gallant or distinguished conduct during enemy actions at sea. ... Military Cross The Military Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army, and formerly also to officers of the armies of other Commonwealth countries, for distinguished and meritorious services in battle. ... UK DFC medal The Distinguished Flying Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdoms Royal Air Force and other services, and formerly to officers of other Commonwealth countries, for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations... The Air Force Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdom Armed Forces, and formerly also to officers of the other Commonwealth countries, for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy. The... Source: Veterans Affairs Canada The Distinguished Conduct Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army, and formerly also to personnel of the armies of other Commonwealth countries, below the rank of Warrant Officer, for conspicuous bravery in the battlefield. ... The Conspicuous Gallantry Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force (United Kingdom), and formerly also to personnel of the navies and air forces of other Commonwealth countries, below the rank of Warrant Officer, for conspicuous gallantry in... The Distinguished Service Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Navy and members of the other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, up to and including the rank of Chief Petty Officer, for bravery and resourcefulness on active service at... The Military Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army, and formerly also to personnel of the armies of other Commonwealth countries, below the rank of Warrant Officer, for bravery in the battlefield. ... The Distinguished Flying Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom), and formerly also to personnel of the air forces of other Commonwealth countries, below the rank of Warrant Officer, for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to... The Air Force Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom), and formerly also to personnel of the air forces of other Commonwealth countries, below the rank of Warrant Officer, for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to...

Summary of Orders

The following is a list of the above Orders, except the Canadian provincial Orders. The Orders are sorted by their first appearance when descending the order of precedence.

Note: In the UK order of precedence, after the Order of Merit come the Baronet's badge, the Order of the Indian Empire then the Order of St Michael and St George. The Order of New Zealand ranks between the Order of Merit and the Baronet's badge, and the New Zealand Order of Merit ranks between the Baronet's badge and the Order of St Michael and St George ([1]). The Order of Australia is defined to be between the Order of Merit and the Order of St Michael and St George ([2] PDF). Whether or not the Order of Australia ranks above or below the Baronet's badge, or whether or not the NZ Order of Merit ranks above or below the Order of the Indian Empire, is unclear. The Garter is the most recognizable insignia of the Order of the Garter. ... James VII ordained the modern Order. ... The Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick is an order of chivalry associated with Ireland. ... Military Badge of the Order of the Bath The Most Honourable Order of the Bath is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. ... For other Orders see Order of Merit (disambiguation). ... Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, wearing on her left shoulder the Order of Australias Sovereign Badge. ... Badge of the Order of New Zealand The Order of New Zealand is the highest locally awarded honour in the New Zealand Honours System. ... The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India is an order of chivalry founded by Victoria in 1861. ... Companions Badge of the New Zealand Order of Merit The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Elizabeth II. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Principal Companion (PCNZM) (formerly Knight or Dame... On the Orders insignia, St Michael is often depicted subduing Satan. ... The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire is an order of chivalry founded by Victoria in 1877. ... The Imperial Order of the Crown of India is an order in the British honours system. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... The Order of the Companions of Honour is a British and Commonwealth Order (decoration). ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, Desiring a better country. ... The Order of Military Merit is an Order (decoration) issued by Canada to members of the Canadian Forces who have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty. ... The Order of Merit of the Police Forces is an Order (decoration) of Canada, established in October 2000. ... Source: Veterans Affairs Canada The Distinguished Service Order is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and other formerly Commonwealth countries, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat. ... Male Companions Badge of the Queens Service Order for Community Service The Queens Service Order was established by Queen Elizabeth II on 13 March 1975. ... The Imperial Service Order was established by King Edward VII in August 1902. ... First Class Second Class // History The medal was first introduced by the East India Company in 1837. ... Order Of British India First Class Order Of British India Second Class // History The Medal was originally instituted by the East India Company on the 18th of April 1837 for long, faithful and honourable service. ... This page deals with the order after its revival in the 19th century. ...


See also

The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals personal bravery, achievement or service to the United Kingdom. ... // History Royal honours were awarded in New Zealand from the very beginning of settlement. ... Post-nominal letters are letters placed after the name of an individual to indicate that that individual holds a position, office, or honour. ... ...

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Order of Manitoba OM Order of New Brunswick ONB
The Order of New Zealand ranks between the Order of Merit and the Baronet's badge, and the New Zealand Order of Merit ranks between the Baronet's badge and the Order of St Michael and St George ([1]).
The Order of Australia is defined to be between the Order of Merit and the Order of St Michael and St George ([2] PDF).
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The Legion of Honour serves as the model for numerous modern orders of merit in the Western World, such as the Order of Leopold (Belgium, 1832) and the Order of the British Empire (United Kingdom, 1917).
These orders typically have five classes, each wearing a badge (usually enamelled) on a ribbon, as a sash for the senior class, around the neck or on the left chest for the lower grades (ladies may wear the badge on a bow on the left chest).
Modern orders are usually open to all citizens of a particular country, regardless of status, sex, race or creed (although some countries require their citizens to have reached a certain age before becoming eligible).
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