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  Order of the Companions of Honour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Order of the Companions of Honour is a British and Commonwealth Order.
The order confers no knighthood or other status, but recipients of this one-class order are entitled to use the post-nominal letters "CH".
The insignia of the Order consists of an oval medallion with an oak tree, a shield with the royal arms hanging from one branch, and on the left a mounted knight in armour.
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 Order of the Bath -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Order is the fourth-most senior of the British Orders of Chivalry, after The Most Noble Order of the Garter, The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, and The Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick.
The Order's Usher is known as the Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod; he does not, unlike his Order of the Garter equivalent (the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod) perform any duties in the House of Lords.
The Chapel of the Order is Henry VII Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey.
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 The Monarchy Today > The Queen's role > Sovereign as Fountain of Honour > Companions of Honour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This Order was instituted in 1917 by George V at the same time as the Order of the British Empire was founded, and it is sometimes regarded as a junior class of the Order of Merit.
The Order consists of the Sovereign and 65 ordinary members; foreigners are admitted only as honorary members and certain additional members are appointed by statute in commemoration of special occasions.
The Order's badge is a gold oval-shaped medallion with a representation of an oak tree; hanging from a branch is a shield of the Royal Arms, and on the right of it is a representation of a knight in armour mounted on a horse.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Benedictine Order
At the beginning of the fourteenth century the order is estimated to have comprised the enormous number of 37,000 monasteries.
In order that its members might be exempt from the external mission work with which the English Benedictines are specially charged, the monastery was, in 1883, separated from the English congregation by the Holy See, and in 1888 was made an independent abbey, directly subject to the pope.
With slight modifications in shape in some congregations the habit of the order consists of a tunic, confined at the waist by a girdle of leather or of cloth, a scapular, the width of the shoulders and reaching to the knees or ground, and a hood to cover the head.
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 THE ORDER OF SAINT MICHAEL (FRANCE)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Order's foundation was proclaimed at a tournament given in honor of the king's younger brother, the Duke of Berry, whom he was hoping to detach from the Burgundian camp, on 1 August 1469.
The Order of Saint Michel did not immediately take on the character it was to be given in the eighteenth century, by which time it became an award for bankers, artists, doctors and others who had distinguished themselves in the royal service outside the military sphere.
The badge of the Order is an oval medallion in gold bearing the image of the Archangel Michael standing on a rock, holding a lance with which he stabbing the serpent.
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 The Monarchy Today > The Queen's role > Sovereign as Fountain of Honour > Order of the British Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For the first time, women were included in an order of chivalry, and it was decided that the Order should also include foreigners who had helped the British war effort.
The Order of the British Empire is the order of chivalry of British democracy.
A Chapel for the Order was subsequently built in the cathedral crypt (where Nelson, Wellington and Sir Christopher Wren are buried, amongst others) and its formal dedication in 1969 was attended by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh (Grand Master of the Order).
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Order of St Michael and St George - This honour is awarded to British subjects who have rendered extraordinary and important services overseas (or within the British Commonwealth).
This honour is limited to 65 people a year, who are then entitled to wear the initials CH after their name.
Orders of the British Empire - The honour of the OBE is awarded mainly to civilians and service personnel for public service or other distinctions.
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 The Orders, Decorations and Medals of Sir Winston Churchill - The Churchill Centre
All photographs are of Churchill's actual awards, with the exception of the Order of the Garter insignia (collection of Spink and Son, Ltd., London) and the Danish and Netherlands orders, which are replicas on exhibit at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas.
Membership in an order is generally granted by the sovereign or head of state, who is typically the "grand master" of the order.
Orders may have several classes of membership which are denoted by a variety of insignia or badges of rank and distinction.
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 Acts of the Apostles
The minute character of the narrative, the accurate description of the various journeyings, the unimportance of some of the details, and the impossibility to contriving all the incidents of the shipwreck without experiencing them, are strong reasons for believing that we have the narrative of an eye-witness.
We may test the writer's claim to be regarded as a companion of St Paul by comparing his statements with those of the other books of the New Testament.
It also suffers from the circumstance, that there is no historical authentication of the church being in such a state in the first half of the second century, that this attempt at reconciliation could take place within it.
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 British honours system : MBE
Certain awards, notably some of the orders of chivalry, are the sole preserve of the monarch to award.
There is usually an elaborate ceremony for bestowing honours, the most famous of which is the well-known "knighting" ceremony, in which the soverign taps the recipiant on the shoulder with a ceremonial sword.
Non-British citizens sometimes have honours conferred upon them, in which case the awards are "honorary" - the holders are entitled to suffix the order to their name but not style themselves "Sir.....".
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 Order of Wear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
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 The Orders of Chivalry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The chapel of the order is The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy.
The chapel of the Order is in Westminster Abbey.
This order was instituted by George V to recognise all levels of service to the country during the first 'total' war.
www.honours.gov.uk /honours/chivalry.asp   (682 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 Order of the Companions of Honour, 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.
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 DPMC - New Zealand Honours: Order of New Zealand
It is a single first level Order and is modelled on the (British) dynastic Order of Merit (OM), founded in 1902, and the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH), founded in 1917.
The Order is administered by a Secretary and Registrar (Clerk of the Executive Council).
The badge of the Order consists of an oval medallion in gold and coloured enamels, bearing in the centre the design of the shield of the New Zealand Coat of Arms within a Kowhaiwhai rafter pattern.
www.dpmc.govt.nz /honours/overview/onz.html   (455 words)

  
 DPMC - New Zealand Honours: Order of Wear
Principal Companion and Knight or Dame Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit
C.H. Distinguished Companion and Knight or Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit
Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit
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 The Monarchy Today > The Queen's role > Sovereign as Fountain of Honour > Order of The Bath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The honour was not conferred until the candidates had prepared themselves by various rituals designed to purify the inner soul by fasting, vigils and prayer, and cleansing themselves by bathing.
The Order was revived by George I in 1725 as a regular military order, to serve the purposes of the first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, who required an additional source for political rewards.
The Order is principally awarded to officers of the Armed Services, as well as to a small number of civil servants.
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 East Kingdom Orders and Awards
The Orders of High Merit are "polling orders": the Crown must consult the companions of the order via a written poll before granting the award.
The order's badge is: In pale a crescent inverted argent and an Eastern crown Or.
Order of the Valiant Tyger: given to individual members of the armies of the East Kingdom and its allies who have distinguished themselves either by extraordinary command excellence on the battlefield at an Inter-Kingdom War, or by extraordinary actions of valor on the battlefield at an Inter-Kingdom War.
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 What is the Honours system?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Queen chooses the recipients of Honours on the advice of the Prime Minister and other relevant ministers, to whom recommendations are made by their departments or members of the public.
Honorary awards to foreigners are recommended by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and certain of the orders of chivalry are conferred on the sole personal decision of the Sovereign (the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Thistle, the Order of Merit and the Royal Victorian Order).
The Honour of knighthood derives from the usages of medieval chivalry, as does the method normally used to confer the knighthood: the accolade, or the touch of a sword by the Sovereign.
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 Lee Kwan Yew - Simple English Wikipedia
Fortunately, Marshall’s successor, Lim Yew Hock ordered a mass arrest of the pro-communists and Lee was reinstated as secretary-general.
In 1994, he proposed to link the salaries of ministers, judges, and top civil servants to the salaries of top professionals in the private sector, arguing that this would help recruit and retain talents to serve in the public sector.
Also, in order to give full authority to the judges in their judicial decisions, Lee abolished the "Trial by Jury" in the courts.
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 knight --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the Crusades the first orders of knights came into being: the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem (Knights of Malta), the Order of the Temple of Solomon (Templars), and, rather later, the Order of St.
These “national” crusading orders followed a course of worldly aggrandizement like that of the international orders; but the crusades in Europe that they undertook, no less than the international enterprises in Palestine, would long attract individual knights from abroad or from outside their ranks.
These honours were reserved for persons of the highest distinction in the nobility or in government service or, more generally, for persons distinguished in various professions and arts.
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 Decorations and Medals of New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) (1917)
Principal Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (PCNZM)
Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM)
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 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.
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 :::► Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net ◄:::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I understand what the photographer was doing but what was the Right Honourable gentleman doing?" In 1911, Churchill became First Lord of the Admiralty, a post he would hold into the World War I First World War.
The coup pointed to an underlying tension within the post-War order: the industrialised Democracies, hungry for resources to rebuild in the wake of World War II, and to engage the Soviet Union in the Cold War, dealt with emerging states such as Iran as they had with colonies in a previous era.
He ordered an increased military presence and appointed General Sir George Erskine, who would implement Operation Anvil in 1954 that broke the back of the rebellion in the city of Nairobi.
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 Biography of EM Forster
Order of Companion of Honour/Order of Merit: The British sovereign is a ?fountain of honour?, i.e.
The Companion of Honour was instituted in 1917 by George V, and is given to those who are believed the have given recognised services of national importance.
The Order of Merit was founded in 1902 by Edward VII.
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 World War 2 Awards.com - Great-Britain
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
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The most important prominent decoration seen is the Order of the Garter with the sash, badge and breast star.
The neck badge is the Order of Merit.
HM the Queen was awarded the St. Olav Grand Cross with Collar in 1955 and can be seen wearing the St. Olav Star attached to the red, blue and white sash and on her right shoulder the insignia of the Collar (the Collar cannot be worn together with the sash).
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