British and Commonwealth orders and decorations

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This article concerns British and Commonwealth orders and decorations awarded by the British Sovereign.

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United Kingdom

In order of precedence

Canada

Canadian orders and decorations are listed in order of precedence

Commonwealth decorations, followed by foreign decorations, rank within each category after Canadian medals. For full lists of medals and for the relative precedence of British decorations issued to Canadians before June 1st, 1972, see external link: Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals—precedence (http://www.gg.ca/honours/ordprec_e.asp)

Australia

Australian decorations in italics, in order of precedence

  • Victoria Cross VC
  • George Cross GC
  • Cross of Valour CV
  • Knight/Lady of the Garter KG/LG
  • Knight/Lady of the Thistle KT/LT
  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
  • Order of Merit OM
  • Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia AK/AD
  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George GCMG
  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO
  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE
  • Companion of the Order of Australia AC
  • Companion of Honour CH
  • Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB/DCB
  • Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George KCMG/DCMG
  • Knight/Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO/DCVO
  • Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE/DBE
  • Knight Bachelor (NB: Confers title of “Sir”—no postnominals)
  • Officer of the Order of Australia AO
  • Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
  • Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
  • Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
  • Star of Gallantry SG
  • Star of Courage SC
  • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order DSO
  • Distinguished Service Cross DSC
  • Member of the Order of Australia AM
  • Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order LVO
  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
  • Companion of the Imperial Service Order ISO
  • Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
  • Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
  • Conspicuous Service Cross CSC
  • Nursing Service Cross NSC
  • Royal Red Cross (Member or 1st Class) RRC
  • Distinguished Service Cross DSC
  • Military Cross MC
  • Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
  • Air Force Cross AFC
  • Royal Red Cross (Associate or 2nd Class) ARRC
  • Medal for Gallantry MG
  • Bravery Medal BM
  • Distinguished Service Medal DSM
  • Public Service Medal PSM
  • Australian Police Medal APM
  • Australian Fire Service Medal AFSM
  • Ambulance Service Medal ASM
  • Emergency Services Medal ESM
  • Medal of the Order of Australia OAM
  • Order of St John
  • Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM
  • Conspicuous Gallantry Medal CGM
  • George Medal GM
  • Conspicuous Service Medal CSM
  • Australian Antarctic Medal AAM
  • Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry QPM
  • Queen's Fire Service Medal for Gallantry QFSM
  • Distinguished Service Medal DSM
  • Military Medal MM
  • Distinguished Flying Medal DFM
  • Air Force Medal AFM
  • Queen's Gallantry Medal QGM
  • Royal Victorian Medal RVM
  • British Empire Medal BEM
  • Queen's Police Medal for Distinguished Service QPM
  • Queen's Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service QFSM
  • Commendation For Gallantry
  • Commendation For Brave Conduct
  • Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct
  • Commendation For Distinguished Service
  • War medals, campaign medals, active service medals and service medals
  • Police Overseas Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal
  • Civilian Service Medal 1939–1945
  • Polar Medal
  • Imperial Service Medal
  • Coronation, Jubilee, Remembrance and Commemorative medals
  • Defence Force Service Medal
  • Reserve Force Decoration RFD
  • Reserve Force Medal
  • Defence Long Service Medal
  • National Medal
  • Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal
  • Champion Shots Medal
  • Long Service Medals
  • Anniversary of National Service 1951–1972 Medal
  • Independence and Anniversary Medals (in order of date of receipt)
  • Foreign Awards (in order of date of authorisation of their acceptance and wearing)

External link: Order of Wearing Australian Orders, Decorations and Medals (http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/pdf/OrderOfWearing.pdf)

New Zealand

In order of precedence

See also

External link

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