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PostSubject: Awards list.   Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:14 am

Medals labelled R are given via recommendation.


* Victoria Cross R
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration which is, or has been, awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of the armed forces of various Commonwealth countries, and previous British Empire territories. It takes precedence over all other orders, decorations and medals. It may be awarded to a person of any rank in any service and civilians under military command. It is usually presented to the recipient, or their next of kin, by the British monarch during an investiture held at Buckingham Palace, or by the Governor-General for awards made by other Commonwealth countries. It is the joint highest award for bravery in the United Kingdom with the George Cross, which is the equivalent honour for valour not in the face of the enemy.

-Awarded for; Most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.

* Distinguished Service Order R
The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other Commonwealth countries, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.

-Awarded for; distinguished service

* Distinguished Service Cross R
The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is the third level military decoration awarded to officers, and , of the British Armed Forces, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and British Merchant Navy and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

-Awarded for; gallantry during active operations against the enemy

* Military Cross R
The Military Cross (MC) is the third level military decoration awarded to officers.

-Awarded for; gallantry during active operations against the enemy.

* Distinguished Conduct Medal R
The Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) is the second level military decoration awarded other ranks of the British Army and formerly also to non-commissioned personnel of other Commonwealth countries.

-Awarded for; Gallantry in the field.

* Conspicuous Gallantry Medal R
The Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM) is, a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Armed Forces (and from September 1942 to personnel of the Merchant Navy of rank equivalent to that of Petty Officer or Seaman) and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for conspicuous gallantry in action against the enemy at sea or in the air.

-Awarded for; Gallantry in the field.

* Distinguished Service Medal R
The Distinguished Service Medal is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Navy and members of the other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, up to and including the rank of Chief Petty Officer, for bravery and resourcefulness on active service at sea.

-Awarded for; set an example of bravery and resource under fire

* Military Medal R
The Military Medal (MM) is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army and other services, and also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for bravery in battle on land.

-Awarded for; acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire

* Mention in Despatches R
Mentioned in Despatches (MID) is a military award for gallantry or otherwise commendable service.

-Awarded for; gallantry or otherwise commendable service.

* 1939-1945 Star
The 1939–45 Star was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in the Second World War. The medal was awarded for operational service between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. Army personnel had to complete 6 months service in an operational command.

-Awarded for; Service (6 months)

* France and Germany Star
The France and Germany Star was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in World War II. The medal was awarded for operational service in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Germany from 6 June 1944 (D-Day) to 8 May 1945.

-Awarded for; Service (1 or more days)

* War Medal 1939–1945
The War Medal 1939–1945 was a British decoration awarded to those who had served in the Armed Forces or Merchant Navy full-time for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. In the Merchant Navy, the 28 days must have been served at sea.

-Awarded for; Campaign service (28 days)

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