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Encyclopedia > Order of Military Merit

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. An Order is a decoration, awarded by a government to an individual, usually for distinguished service to a nation or to humanity. ... Canadian Forces Flag The Canadian Armed Forces (Fr. ...

Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Sovereign's insignia of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit

Established in 1972, the award has three classes: Download high resolution version (2000x2500, 759 KB)Queen of Canada - Wearing the Order of Canada Official Photographic Portrait of Her Majesty The Queen of Canada The official Canadian portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was taken during the 2002 Jubilee Visit and unveiled on June 2, 2003, in honour... Download high resolution version (2000x2500, 759 KB)Queen of Canada - Wearing the Order of Canada Official Photographic Portrait of Her Majesty The Queen of Canada The official Canadian portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was taken during the 2002 Jubilee Visit and unveiled on June 2, 2003, in honour... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, awarded to those who adhere to the Orders motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam meaning they desire a better country. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...

  • Commander (CMM) - fulfilling duties of great responsibility
  • Officer (OMM) - fulfilling duties of responsibility
  • Member (MMM) - exceptional service or performance of duty

The Queen is the Sovereign of the Order and the Governor General is the Chancellor and Commander of the Order. Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch and head of state. ... The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada, normally simply known as the Governor General of Canada in French, Gouverneur(e) général(e) is the Canadian representative of the monarch (presently Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II). ...


The badge of the Order is a blue enamelled cross pattée, in gilt for Commanders and Officers, in silver for Members. The central disc bears a maple leaf - red enamelled leaf on golden background for Commanders, golden leaf on golden background for Officers, silver leaf on silver background for Members - surrounded by a red enamel ring bearing the words "Merit - Mérite - Canada", and topped by a crown. Commanders wear the badge on a necklet; Officers and Members wear their badges, suspended by a gilt or silver bar decorated with a laurel motif, on a ribbon on the left chest. A gilt is any of the following: A thin covering of gold. ... Maple leaves in fall The maple leaf is a leaf of the maple tree and is a national symbol of Canada. ...


The ribbon of the Order is blue with golden edges.


Reference

  • Order of Military Merit (http://www.gg.ca/honours/omm_e.asp)

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The Order of Military Merit was established to provide a worthy means of recognizing conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members of the Canadian Forces.
In order to be accepted for the Order of Military Merit you must have Served {1CAB} for over 3 months, and played in at least 2 clan wars.
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