Based upon the British Army officer and the British Army other ranks structure and insignia, the original ranks of the St John Ambulance Brigade had several modifications. With the Brigade terminology now deprecated in favour of a less military style, many of these ranks have still been carried over. The basic "star" or "pip" has at its center the eight point Maltese Cross, badge of the Order. The crown used is that of the Order. At the higher general list ranks, cross stretchers are used rather than the cross sword and baton. Insignia is in silver, again symbolic of the Order of St. John. Origins From medieval times, devices such as pennants and shield patterns though to the full development of heraldry had been used to identify very senior ranks such as the monarch or other leaders of armies. ... Enlisted ranks is not a term used in the British Army, and is only used in this articles title for the sake of consistency with rank listings in other countries; not least those of the United States. ... St. ... The Maltese Cross (â ) has been the symbol of the Christian warrior since the First Crusade. ... Crown names several entities associated with monarchy: A crown (headgear), the headgear worn by a monarch, other high dignitaries, divinities etcetera. ... ambulancers using a stretcher (profile) ambulancers using a stretcher (front) Soldiers using a simple stretcher A stretcher is a device used in medical professions to carry casualties or an incapacitated person from one place to another. ... Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century A sword (from Old English sweord; akin to Old High German swerd lit. ... Baton is the name of one of two leaders of the Illyrian uprising against the Romans in Pannonia in 6 AD. The term baton refers to any of several types of cylindrical or tapered instruments composed of a wide variety of materials, and of differing functions: A baton (billy, billy... This page deals with the order after its revival in the 19th century. ...
National variations occur. Canadian types are presented below.
All the knights of St. Lazarus were killed in the defence of the city, as were most of the Templars and Hospitallers of St. John.
The branch of St Lazarus at Boigny refused to recognize the validity of the bull.
The insignia of the new order was an eight-pointed Maltese cross with fleur-de-lys in the angles and quartered in the colours of both orders (purple and green), bearing on the obverse a representation of Our Lady and on the reverse of St Lazarus.
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