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  British and Commonwealth orders and decorations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_and_Commonwealth_orders_and_decorations   (1474 words)

  
 Order (decoration) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Order_(decoration)   (536 words)

  
 Orders and decorations: History (British Empire and Commonwealth)
The Order of the Companions of Honour, by Patrick Cracroft-Brennan (British Orders of Chivalry)
The Imperial Order of the Crown of India, by Patrick Cracroft-Brennan (British Orders of Chivalry)
The Order of Merit, by Patrick Cracroft-Brennan (British Orders of Chivalry)
www.regiments.org /biography/orddec-h.htm   (1403 words)

  
 Decorated   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The goal of interior decoration is to provide a certain "feel" for the room; it encompasses applying wallpaper, painting walls and other surfaces, choosing furniture and fittings, such as light fixtures, and providing other decorations for the area such as paintings and sculptures.
This is generally achieved by passing the original object as a parameter to the constructor of the decorator, with the decorator implementing the new functionality.
Decorations received by police and fire brigade personnel may sometimes be considered alongside military decorations, on which they may be modelled, although they are strictly not military awards.
www.wwwtln.com /finance/60/decorated.html   (1289 words)

  
 The Crown Council of Ethiopia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Recipients of the Order with collar include HM Queen Mary (wife of King George V, of the United Kingdom) in 1935, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh of the United Kingdom, President Charles De Gaulle of France, President Dwight D. Eisenhower of the United States, and Emperor Bokassa of Central African Empire.
The Order of Emperor Menelik II was founded in 1924 by the Regent, Ras Tafari Makonnen, during the reign of Empress Zauditu, and is one of the most attractive of the Imperial Orders.
The Order is primarily intended to recognise outstanding Pan-Africanists and contributors to Pan-African heritage, and ranks equally with the Order of the Menelik II in precedence.
www.ethiopiancrown.org /decorations.htm   (9211 words)

  
 Medal - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This is because orders were originally fraternities of knighthood (see Order (decoration); even today most orders have several classes, known as knights, commanders, officers, members, et cetera.
The Victoria Cross is the highest British decoration for bravery in war.
In the latter case, the boundary between a medal and decoration is blurred.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Medal   (655 words)

  
 Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals - Precedence
Commonwealth orders, decorations and medals, the award of which is approved by the Government of Canada, are worn after the Canadian orders, decorations and medals listed in section 1, the precedence in each category being set by date of appointment or award.
Foreign orders, decorations and medals, the award of which is approved by the Government of Canada, are worn after the orders, decorations and medals referred to in sections 1 and 3, the precedence in each category being set by date of appointment or award.
Only the insignia of orders, decorations and medals officially awarded under the authority of the Crown or that the wearing of which has been authorized by the Crown may be worn.
www.gg.ca /honours/op/index_e.asp?printVersion=true   (911 words)

  
 British honours system : MBE
Certain awards, notably some of the orders of chivalry, are the sole preserve of the monarch to award.
The Most Noble Order of the Garter (1348) Initials KG or LG.
The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (founded in 1818 by George IV) - Ranks are Knight or Dame Grand Cross (GCMG), Knight or Dame Commander (KCMG or DCMG) and Companion (CMG).
www.fastload.org /mb/MBE.html   (544 words)

  
 Orders and decorations: Initialisms (British Empire and Commonwealth)
Knights Bachelor, by Patrick Cracroft-Brennan (British Orders of Chivalry)
C.I. Lady of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India
K.G. Knight of the Order of the Garter
www.regiments.org /biography/orddec-a.htm   (551 words)

  
 Order of the British Empire - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry within the British honours system and was established in 1917.
Although most of the recipients are British or from certain other Commonwealth countries, the honour is occasionally awarded to foreign nationals.
Such a recipient is unable to use the appellation "Sir" unless he subsequently becomes a subject of the British monarch (as in the cases of Sir Yehudi Menuhin and Sir Jean Paul Getty, Jr.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/DBE   (425 words)

  
 Victoria Cross - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In March 2002, it was widely reported in the British media that the VC was to be awarded to an unnamed Regimental Sergeant-Major in the 22nd Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment, for his involvement in fighting in the Tora Bora cave complex in November 2001.
Beharry was cited for "valour of the highest order" during the Iraq War.
British businessman and politician Michael Ashcroft is reported to have amassed a private collection of about one hundred VCs, which is probably the largest private collection of the medals ever accumulated.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Victoria_Cross   (2014 words)

  
 Orders Decorations And Medals - Super Decoration Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Southern Medals orders, decorations and medals of Belgium 17
Commonwealth orders, decorations and medals, the award of which is approved...
The Orders, Decorations and Medals of Sir Winston Churchill - The...
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 The world's top order of st michael and st george websites
George is an order of chivalry in the British honours system primarily awarded to British civil servants and others for service in the Diplomatic Service, or for service in the Commonwealth and in the Overseas Territories.
The Order was established on April 27, 1818 by the Prince Regent (later George IV) to commemorate the British protectorate over the Ionian Islands.
The chapel of the order is located in the south aisle of St Paul's Cathedral.
www.websbiggest.com /wiki-article-tab.cfm/order_of_st_michael_and_st_george   (585 words)

  
 ORDERS, DECORATIONS AND MEDALS -PRECEDENCE
Commonwealth Orders, Decorations and Medals, the award of which is approved by the Government of Canada, are worn after those listed in section 2, the precedence in each category being set by date of appointment or award.
Foreign Orders, Decorations and Medals, the award of which is approved by the Government of Canada, are worn after those referred to in sections 2 and 3, the precedence in each category being set by date of appointment or award.
The insignia of Orders, Decorations and Medals not listed in this directive and foreign awards, the award of which has not been approved by the Government of Canada, will not be mounted or worn in conjunction with Orders, Decorations and Medals listed in this directive.
www.admfincs.forces.gc.ca /admfincs/subjects/cfao/018-12_e.asp   (637 words)

  
 Victoria Cross
The Victoria Cross (official post-nominal letters "VC") is the highest award for gallantry that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces of any rank in any service and civilians under military command.
The VC has, exceptionally, been awarded to the American Unknown Soldier (the reciprocal award of the US Medal of Honor being made to the British Unknown Warrior).
Since the VC is awarded for acts of valour "in the face of the enemy", it is thought by some that the changing nature of warfare will result in few VCs being awarded.
www.starrepublic.org /encyclopedia/wikipedia/v/vi/victoria_cross.html   (391 words)

  
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British Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles
British First Army order of battle, 20 April 1943
British First Army order of battle, 4 May 1943
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 POLISH MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS -- polish orders, medals, badges, insignia, military and civilian, virtuti military, ...
The Order of the Virtuti Militari and its Cavaliers 1792-1992.
The Polish order of the VIRTUTI MILITARI was established 200 years ago by King Stanislaw August Poniatowski as the highest military decoration for gallantry the Polish nation bestows upon it's soldiers for acts of heroism above and beyond the call of duty.
The Order of the Virtuti Militari and its Cavaliers 1792-1992, By Prof.
www.wwdir.com /polishbk.html   (731 words)

  
 Orders, Decorations & Medals Webring
Orders, medals and decorations for wounded and next-of-kin.
The Knights of the Order of Santissima Annunziata
The Order of the Elephant and the Order of the Dannebrog.
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 British Gallantry, Orders, and Campaign ribbons.
The ribbons are listed in order of wearing; whilst the order of wearing must be observed it should not be confused with precedence conferred by the statutes or importance, particularly in the case of campaign stars where all have equal value.
The Order of Merit was instituted in 1902, it is only rarely awarded to officers of all three services, and to civilians, for very distinguished and conspicuous services in war or peacetime.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was founded by George V in 1917 "for services to the Empire at home, in India and in the Dominions and Colonies, other than those rendered by the Navy and Army'.
www.petergh.f2s.com /medals.htm   (3345 words)

  
 Coins and medals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Buttons are dealt with from the first order to number buttons in 1767, through the era of numbered buttons, to the newly designed buttons adopted in 1881, bearing a regimental badge.
These Orders have existed since the early Middle Ages and were initially intended to unite important noblemen in bonds of loyalty to their monarch or to act as impressive rewards for their services.
Over the course of time, appointments to Orders were made to distinguished persons for services rendered to the sovereign or to the state and they have survived into modern times as another means of rewarding people of all classes and occupations for their contribution at international, national or local levels.
www.shirebooks.co.uk /Antiquecoin/medals-bl.htm   (1696 words)

  
 C.U.H.&G.S. Links -- Orders of Chivalry and Decorations
British Honours and Awards — written by the British embassy in Washington, D.C. The Most Noble Order of the Garter
The Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (at St Giles' Cathedral)
Austrian Orders, Decorations and Medals of the Napoleonic Period and Order of Precedence in Wearing Imperial Austrian Orders and Medals (from La Société Napoléonienne)
www.cam.ac.uk /societies/cuhags/links/chivalry.htm   (318 words)

  
 BBC - WW2 People's War - WW2 Artefacts: Medals - A1105886
The Victoria Cross was the highest decoration and all branches of the armed services were eligible for it, although usually the army, navy and RAF had their own distinctive medals.
The majority of gallantry medals were specifically for military personnel, but the George Cross and the George Medal were the best known of those available to civilians.
A medal can be identified by it's ribbon and on British Gallantry, Orders, Decorations, and Campaign Ribbons you will find a full description of all the World War Two ribbons.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A1105886   (617 words)

  
 "Thin Red Line of 'eroes..." British Military Decorations in the Victorian Age
The Victorian Age was marked by British expansion and domination around the globe, and in the realm of Victorian Science Fiction, off the globe as well.
The primary instrument of British Foreign policy at this time was her military, both army and navy.
The most common reward for military men was the award of medals, decorations, and orders that acknowledged both their personal courage and their areas of service.
www.heliograph.com /trmgs/trmgs3/medals.shtml   (1419 words)

  
 Special Collections
The majority are orders and medals that were awarded for both military and diplomatic distinctions to recipients in Canada and British Empire/ Commonwealth.
Because the orders and decorations are of such high interest and artistic value they are placed on permanent display in the central 12 drawers of the cabinets.
The Order of St. John was established in Jerusalem in the eleventh century by an Italian layman named Gerard who, with the permission of the Caliph of Egypt, built a hospital for the care of sick and needy pilgrims in the Holy Land.
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 tribuneindia...Book Reviews
Since land allocation became difficult, kings introduced a series of orders, decorations and medals to recognise the brave deeds of their subjects and distinguish them from their peers.This coffee-table book transports you to the Medal Gallery at the Sheesh Mahal, Patiala, where on display is one of the largest collections of orders, decorations and medals.
From Spink and Son in London, medallists to the British Crown, came the many orders, decorations and medals over a period of time.There are about 1,500 medals and 700 orders and decorations, besides 1,000 odd artefacts.
The rarest among the decorations is the priceless collection of five Victoria Crosses, the highest decoration for valour in the Commonwealth.Medals instituted by the East India Company, which were given to both native and British soldiers form part of this collection.
www.tribuneindia.com /1999/99nov14/book.htm   (5615 words)

  
 Medals, Orders, and Decorations :: Militaria
British Army Badges.com: Offers guaranteed genuine British Army badges and insignia including cap badges and helmet plates.
C and J Medals: British military medals and medal mounting services, regimental ties, badges and accoutrements.
Middlesex Medals: Specializes in Victorian and Edwardian civil and military medals, orders, and decorations.
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 Shopping Antiques and Collectibles Militaria Polish Yellow Pages - Polska - Poland - Polen
British Collectibles (Militaria) Ltd. - Selection of British medals, headress, uniforms, from all periods.
Galerie d'Histoire - Historical Antiques, Orders and Medals- Offer exhibits once owned by Prussian kings, wills of formerly governing dynasties, a range of decorations and medals, certificates, documents and autographs, art of historical relevance, Cadiner Majolika, military objects, aeronautic and maritime articles, uniforms and helmets, old weapons, archeological finds, bibliophile literature and rare reference books.
Orders, Medals and Decorations of Finland- Orders and Decorations Association of Finland is a nonprofit organization.
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