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  Imperial Service Order - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Imperial Service Order was established by King Edward VII in August 1902.
It was awarded to the administration and clerical staff of the Civil Service throughout the British Empire for long and meritorious service.
The insignia of the order for men is an eight-pointed silver star, with the top ray obscured by a crown; the golden central medallion bore the cipher of the reigning monarch surrounded by the legend 'For Faithful Service'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Imperial_Service_Order   (357 words)

 Queen's Service Order - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Queen's Service Order was established by Queen Elizabeth II on 13 March 1975.
It is a New Zealand Order awarded for "for valuable voluntary service to the community or meritorious and faithful services to the Crown or similar services within the public sector, whether in elected or appointed office", excepting military service.
The insignia of the order is a stylised manuka flower with five petals, which contains the effigy of the reigning monarch surrounded by a red circle indicating the division of the Order for which it was awarded (i e For Public Service or For Community Service).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Queen's_Service_Order   (384 words)

 KNIGHTHOOD AND CHIVALRY - LoveToKnow Article on KNIGHTHOOD AND CHIVALRY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Distinguished Service Order, an order of military merit, was founded on the 6th of September 1886 by Queen Victoria, its object being to recognize the special services of officers in the army and navy.
The Order of SS Cyril and Methodius was instifuted in 1909 by King Ferdinand to commemorate the elevation of the principality to the position of an independent kingdom.
The Order of Fidelity or Loyalty (Hausorden der Treue) was instituted by William, margrave of Baden-Durlach in 1715, and reconstituted in 1803 by the elector Charles Frederick.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /K/KN/KNIGHTHOOD_AND_CHIVALRY.htm   (17639 words)

 Gongs and Gowns: Honouring Royal Women. by Rafal Heydel-Mankoo
The Order was restricted to female members of the Royal Family and Indian Princely families as well as the families of British officials such as the Viceroy and Governor-General, Governors of Bengal, Madras or Bombay and the Principal Secretary of State for India.
Royal Family Orders and the Imperial Order of the Crown of India notwithstanding, royal orders are primarily the preserve of males—royal, aristocratic and common.
A year later she was appointed to the Imperial Order of the Crown of India and to the civil division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
www.geocities.com /rafalhm/gongs.html   (4421 words)

 Orders and decorations: History (British Empire and Commonwealth)
Originally created by Henry IV in 1399 as the senior order of knighthood, and revived by George I in 1725 with one division (military) and class, as the most important order of chivalry conferred on commoners.
The Imperial Order of the Crown of India, by Patrick Cracroft-Brennan (British Orders of Chivalry)
The Star of the Order constitutes the rank star (pip) for officers of the Household Cavalry (Life Guards, Royal Horse Guards, Blues and Royals), the Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, and Welsh Guards.
www.regiments.org /biography/orddec-h.htm   (1403 words)

 Peerage and Nobility of the Royal Houses - English & Scottish Nobility & Peerage
This long standing order of royal titles has been in effect since the reign of King Henry VIII, while it has been changed slightly over the years it is an excellent representation of the legal standing of the royal families.
The order of precedency to be observed in England was settled by an Act of Parliament passed in the thirty-first year of the reign of Henry VIII.
The order has been varied at different periods to accord with the alterations in the families of the reigning monarchs, and the creation of new offices.
www.scotlandroyalty.org /peerage.html   (2824 words)

 The Roman Army Page
In the imperial army the total numerical strength of the various auxiliary formations was roughly comparable to that of the legionary troops.
The praetorian cohort that guarded the imperial palace and accompanied the emperor in the city of Rome was known as the cohors togata.
Service conditions in the praetorian cohorts were better than in the legions.
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 Imperial - It's an Honour
Originally the ribbon for the civil division was purple with military division awards identified with a central scarlet stripe, however in 1937, this was altered to a rose pink ribbon with light grey edges with an additional central light grey stripe for the military division awards.
Awards in the Order (including the Medal) could be used as a gallantry award but it was not until 1957 that awards for gallantry were more easily identified with the introduction of a silver oak leaf device to be worn on the ribbon and the words ‘For Gallantry’ were added to the citation.
Use of the Order to acknowledge gallantry ceased in 1974 with the establishment of the Queen's Gallantry Medal.
www.itsanhonour.gov.au /about/imperial.html   (4988 words)

 The British (Imperial) Distinguished Service Order
This order was established to reward officers who exhibited individual instances of meritorious or distinguished service in war.
It was usually awarded for service under fire or under conditions equivalent to service in actual combat with the enemy.
The order is generally given to officers in command above the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.
www.vvaa.org.au /ord-ds.htm   (327 words)

 Order of Precedence in England and Wales
However, the Order of 1520 was held in high regard, and was adopted by the commissioners for executing the office of Earl Marshal in 1595 when they were asked by Elizabeth I to inquire into place and precedence.
But their place in the general order of precedence is clearly defined in the 16th century orders that form the basis for modern precedence.
For the modern orders, precedence is defined in the statutes of the order.
www.heraldica.org /topics/britain/order_precedence.htm   (5531 words)

 Order of Wear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
A person appointed to the Order between 6th December 1957 and 19th June 1974, for Gallantry, and subsequently promoted in the Order, retains and wears the insignia of the lower Class with the Emblem in addition to the insignia of the higher Class whether promoted for Gallantry or otherwise.
The Indian Order of Merit (Military and Civil) is distinct from the Order of Merit instituted in 1902.
Orders instituted by The Sovereign as Head of State of the Commonwealth Country are worn in date of award.
www.honours.gov.uk /honours/wear.asp   (2011 words)

 Orders, Decorations and Medals - Medals by Country - Medals of Britain - Orders
Charles was appointed in 1958, the Duke of Kent in 1985, Anne in 1994, the Duke of Gloucester in 1997 and Princess Alexandra in 2003.
This order was founded by King George III in 1818 and is awarded to subjects "who have rendered extraordinary and important services abroad or in the Commonwealth".
The symphonic siblings were honoured for their services both to music and the many good causes to which they have lent their support over the course of their globetrotting careers.
www.geocities.com /dco700/Britain1.htm   (8180 words)

 The British Honours System
The Orders of the Thistle and St. Patrick are for the leading men of Scotland and Ireland, respectively.
The Order of the Bath is awarded for public service in military and civil divisions.
The order of the Star of India and the Order of the Indian Empire are given to civil servants and important natives in India.
www.heliograph.com /trmgs/trmgs2/honours.shtml   (647 words)

 Queen's Service Order: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This Order effectively replaced the Imperial Service Order (Imperial Service Order: imperial service order was established by king edward vii in august 1902....
The insignia of the order is a stylised manuka (manuka: the manuka or tea tree (leptospermum scoparium) is a shrub or small tree...
There is also a related Queen's Service Medal, which is a silver circular medal bearing the effigy of the reigning monarch on the obverse, and the Coat of Arms of New Zealand (Coat of Arms of New Zealand: to the right is the coat of arms of new zealand....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/queens_service_order   (513 words)

 Imperial Service Medals
This medal and ribbon shall be presented to a soldier whose performance, in the belief of the Navy commanding officer, has been exemplary and makes the recipient an asset and example in their respective branch.
This award is intended for service which exceeds the Achievement Award, but not appropriate for the Imperial Bronze Star.
Imperial Silver Star for service as described for a Bronze Star, but deserving of a silver star status as opposed to a bronze star.
insd.swcombine.com /insd/galaxy.htm   (746 words)

 Peter King - Distinguished Service Order > Korean War > Artillery Heritage > New Zealand Artillery : Southern Gunners : ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Peter King was made a Companion of the Imperial Distinguished Service Order for his actions on Hill 355 on 4 November 1951.
The Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is an Imperial award instituted in 1886 for acts of gallantry for which a Victoria Cross was not appropriate.
The gallantry, coolness under fire and outstanding tenacity shown by this officer, when wounded, in a valiant attempt to restore the position on the west flank, enabled the company position to be held for approximately two hours until excessive casualties necessitated a withdrawal.
livefiring.ashst.com /artillery_heritage/korean_war/kwar/peter_king.htm   (1016 words)

 WW2 medals; Australian medals after 1930 to 1945
It is the medal (lower award) of the Imperial Service Order.
It was instituted in 1902 as a reward for long and faithful service as a civil servant.
One of the medals struck to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of George V and Queen Mary.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-medals/1930-1945.htm   (288 words)

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 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
Instituted in 1902 by King Edward VII as a reward for the clerical and administrative grades of the Civil Service at home or abroad.
Admission to the Order is normally limited to those with 25 years valuable service, and to those who have given 'eminently meritorious service'.
The Imperial Service Medal is associated with this Order.
www.camelotintl.com /heritage/honours/iso.html   (89 words)

 PRECEDENCE PART 2 of 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
No new knights of this order have been admitted since the late Duke of Gloucester was created a KP in 1934, 12 years after the founding of the Irish Free State in 1922, but the order is still in existence.
114-Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (statute of the Order of 1 June 1887) (GCIEs).
For the last few generations before new members of the Order ceased to be created every Knight of St Patrick was a peer, so any eldest son still alive would take higher precedence since he would have inherited his father's peerage.
www.burkes-peerage.net /sites/peerage/sitepages/page62-4b.asp   (1893 words)

 Rolfe Norm
Norm moved to the office of the Public Service Commissioner upon its formation and continued in public service administration until his retirement and for a period afterwards as a consultant.
His final appointment was that of Member of the Public Service Board.
He was awarded the Imperial Service Order in 1976.
www.pngaa.net /Vale/March_June2003/rolfe.htm   (164 words)

 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
It is difficult to imagine how this experience must feel, it is also interesting to know what the orders and decorations themselves mean and the historical background to them.
Therefore, here is an account of the Orders of Chivalry and the decorations presented at Investitures which we hope will enable everyone to appreciate even more the honour done to those who receive these and the distinguished company they have joined.
The Order of the Companions of Honour (C.H.)
www.camelotintl.com /heritage/honours   (138 words)

 King George VI (1895-1952)
Knight, the Order of Carol I (Rumania) - rcvd: Collar (15.11.1938)
The Riband of the Three United Military Orders of Christ, Benedict of Aviz and St James of the Sword (Portugal)
Collar, the Order of Hussein ibn 'Ali (Jordan)
www.regiments.org /biography/royals/1895geo6.htm   (600 words)

 DPMC - New Zealand Honours: Order of Wear
The following list is a summary of the order in which Orders, Decorations and Medals should be worn in New Zealand.
Postnominal letters should be shown in the same order as the following "order of wear", except in the case of Baronets.
C.H. Distinguished Companion and Knight or Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit
www.dpmc.govt.nz /honours/overview/order-of-wear.html   (409 words)

 Distinguished Service Order   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Distinguished Service Order was instituted by Queen Victoria in 1886, and it is awarded to officers for meritorious or distinguished service in war.
In most instances it is given to officers with senior command responsibilities, typically upwards of Major, however it can be bestowed upon junior officers, usually in cases of conspicuous valour.
The decoration features a gold Imperial Crown and a green laurel leaf, centred upon a gold cross enamelled white and hung from a blue-edged red ribbon.
www.arnhemarchive.org /award_dso.htm   (88 words)

Imperial Order of the Crown of India (1878 - 1947)
Note: A Knight Bachelor is not a member of an Order.
Within the different Orders, classes are ranked more or less in the following order, although not all the classes are to be found in each Order:
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 Decorations and Medals of New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) (1917)
Principal Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (PCNZM)
Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM)
www.medals.lava.pl /bc/nz1.htm   (602 words)

 PRECEDENCE IN ENGLAND AND WALES FOR LADIES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Dowagers, that is to say the widows of holders of a hereditary title of honour such as a dukedom, marquessate, earldom, viscountcy, barony or baronetcy, take precedence of the wife of the present holder of the title.
62-Wives of Companions of the Order of the Indian Empire.
65-Wives of Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.
www.burkes-peerage.net /sites/peerage/sitepages/page62-4c.asp   (1034 words)

 Papua New Guinea Forum - Queens Honour List - Your thoughts please!
Hard-working Moresby South MP Carol Kidu, known as Lady Kidu because her late husband was a knight, has been recognised in her own right with the female equivalent of a knighthood — the DBE — Same Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the community and politics.
There was only one recipient of the CBE or Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, the next most senior award — John Francis Kaupa for services to commerce and industry.
The bigger groups were in the lower categories with the exception of the Imperial Service Order (ISO), always given to a single person per occasion.
www.pngbd.com /forum/showthread.php?p=41902   (784 words)

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