medal ribbon order

Discussion in 'Medals' started by A_Knocker_Till_The_End, Aug 22, 2006.

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  1. anyone know what is the correct sequence for your medal ribbons once you need to go onto a second row please :?: :?: :?: :?:

    do they remain in order so that the non-operation ones go onto the top row (lsgc/jubilee) :?: :?: :?: :?:

    any help is appreciated
     
  2. look at me!!!!!
     
  3. not for me, for my mate who is a staffy. :x :x :x :x
     
  4. Medals are to be worn in the following order - note that MiD/QCVS/QCB/QCBA etc are worn on the medal/ribbon of the relevant medal. In cases where these are awarded where there is no authorised medal, the badge is to be worn on to the right of all awarded medals.

    Victoria Cross
    George Cross

    British Orders of Knighthood

    Order of the Garter
    Order of the Thistle
    Order of St Patrick
    Order of the Bath
    Order of Merit (immediately after Knights and Dames Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath)
    Order of the Star of India
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Order of the Indian Empire
    Order of the Crown of India
    Royal Victorian Order (Classes I, II and III)
    Order of the British Empire (Classes I, II and III)
    Order of the Companions of Honour (immediately after Knights and Dames Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire)
    Distinguished Service Order
    Royal Victorian Order (Class IV)
    Order of the British Empire (Class IV)
    Imperial Service Order
    Royal Victorian Order (Class V)
    Order of the British Empire (Class V)

    Decorations

    Conspicuous Gallantry Cross
    Royal Red Cross (Class I)
    Distinguished Service Cross
    Military Cross
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Air Force Cross
    Royal Red Cross (Class II)
    Order of British India
    Kaisar-i-Hind Medal
    Order of St John

    Medals for Gallantry and Distinguished Conduct

    Union of South Africa Queen's Medal for Bravery (Gold)
    Distinguished Conduct Medal
    Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
    Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Flying)
    George Medal
    Queen's Police Medal, for Gallantry
    Queen's Fire Service Medal, for Gallantry
    Royal West African Frontier Force Distinguished Conduct Medal
    King's African Rifles Distinguished Conduct Medal
    Indian Distinguished Service Medal
    Union of South Africa Queen's Medal for Bravery (Silver)
    Distinguished Service Medal
    Military Medal
    Distinguished Flying Medal
    Air Force Medal
    Constabulary Medal (Ireland)
    Medal for Saving Life at Sea (Sea Gallantry Medal)
    Indian Order of Merit (Civil)
    Indian Police Medal for Gallantry
    Ceylon Police Medal for Gallantry
    Sierra Leone Police Medal for Gallantry
    Sierra Leone Fire Brigades Medal for Gallantry
    Colonial Police Medal for Gallantry
    Queen's Gallantry Medal
    Royal Victorian Medal (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
    British Empire Medal
    Canada Medal
    Queen's Police Medal, for Distinguished Service
    Queen's Fire Service Medal, for Distinguished Service
    Queen's Volunteer Reserves Medal
    Queen's Medal for Chiefs

    Campaign Medals and Stars including authorised United Nations, European Community/Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation medals (in order of date of campaign for which awarded).

    Polar Medals (in order of date)

    Imperial Service Medal

    Police Medals for Valuable Service

    Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service
    Ceylon Police Medal for Merit
    Sierra Leone Police Medal for Meritorious Service
    Sierra Leone Fire Brigades Medal for Meritorious Service
    Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious Service

    Badge of Honour

    Jubilee, Coronation and Durbar Medals

    Queen Victoria's Jubilee Medal, 1887 (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
    Queen Victoria's Police Jubilee Medal, 1887
    Queen Victoria's Jubilee Medal, 1897 (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
    Queen Victoria's Police Jubilee Medal, 1897
    Queen Victoria's Commemoration Medal, 1900 (Ireland)
    King Edward VII's Coronation Medal, 1902
    King Edward VII's Police Coronation Medal, 1902
    King Edward VII's Durbar Medal, 1903 (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
    King Edward VII's Police Medal, 1903 (Scotland)
    King's Visit Commemoration Medal, 1903 (Ireland)
    King George V's Coronation Medal, 1911
    King George V's Police Coronation Medal, 1911
    King's Visit Commemoration Medal, 1911 (Ireland)
    King George V's Durbar Medal, 1911 (Gold, viii Silver and Bronze)
    King George V's Silver Jubilee Medal, 1935
    King George VI's Coronation Medal, 1937
    Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal, 1953
    Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee Medal, 1977
    Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002
    King George V's Long and Faithful Service Medal
    King George VI's Long and Faithful Service Medal
    Queen Elizabeth II's Long and Faithful Service Medal

    Efficiency and Long Service Decorations and Medals

    Meritorious Service Medal
    Accumulated Campaign Service Medal
    Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct (Military)
    Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Medal for Meritorious Service (Royal Navy 1918-1928)
    Indian Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Indian Meritorious Service Medal
    Royal Marines Meritorious Service Medal (1849-1947)
    Royal Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (1918-1928)
    Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct (Ulster Defence Regiment)
    Indian Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Royal West African Frontier Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Royal Sierra Leone Military Forces Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    King's African Rifles Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Indian Meritorious Service Medal
    Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Fire Brigade Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    African Police Medal for Meritorious Service
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police Long Service Medal
    Ceylon Police Long Service Medal
    Ceylon Fire Services Long Service Medal
    Sierra Leone Police Long Service Medal
    Colonial Police Long Service Medal
    Sierra Leone Fire Brigades Long Service Medal
    Mauritius Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Mauritius Fire Services Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Mauritius Prisons Service Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Colonial Fire Brigades Long Service Medal
    Colonial Prison Service Medal
    Hong Kong Disciplined Services Medal
    Army Emergency Reserve Decoration
    Volunteer Officers' Decoration
    Volunteer Long Service Medal
    Volunteer Officers' Decoration (for India and the Colonies)
    Volunteer Long Service Medal (for India and the Colonies)
    Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration
    Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
    Medal for Good Shooting (Naval)
    Militia Long Service Medal
    Imperial Yeomanry Long Service Medal
    Territorial Decoration
    Ceylon Armed Services Long Service Medal
    Efficiency Decoration
    Territorial Efficiency Medal
    Efficiency Medal
    Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Decoration for Officers of the Royal Naval Reserve
    Decoration for Officers of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
    Royal Naval Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Royal Naval Wireless Auxiliary Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Royal Naval Auxiliary Service Medal
    Air Efficiency Award
    Volunteer Reserves Service Medal
    Ulster Defence Regiment Medal
    Northern Ireland Home Service Medal
    Queen's Medal (for Champion Shots of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines)
    Queen's Medal (for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Naval Forces)
    Queen's Medal (for Champion Shots in the Military Forces)
    Queen's Medal (for Champion Shots of the Air Forces)
    Cadet Forces Medal
    Coastguard Auxiliary Service Long Service Medal
    Special Constabulary Long Service Medal
    Canadian Forces Decoration
    Royal Observer Corps Medal
    Civil Defence Long Service Medal
    Ambulance Service (Emergency Duties) Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service Medal
    Rhodesia Medal
    Royal Ulster Constabulary Service Medal
    Northern Ireland Prison Service Medal
    Union of South Africa Commemoration Medal
    Indian Independence Medal
    Pakistan Medal
    Ceylon Armed Services Inauguration Medal
    Ceylon Police Independence Medal (1948)
    Sierra Leone Independence Medal
    Jamaica Independence Medal
    Uganda Independence Medal
    Malawi Independence Medal
    Fiji Independence Medal
    Papua New Guinea Independence Medal
    Solomon Islands Independence Medal
    Service Medal of the Order of St. John
    Badge of the Order of the League of Mercy
    Voluntary Medical Service Medal
    Women's Royal Voluntary Service Medal
    South African Medal for War Services
    Colonial Special Constabulary Medal

    Honorary Membership of Commonwealth Orders

    Other Commonwealth Members' Orders, Decorations and Medals
     
  5. How much do you reckon it would cost to get that lot court-mounted?
     
  6. enough i reckon & do you think you may lean a liitl to the left :?: :?: :?: :?:
     
  7. I just realised that the question was about rows.

    There is no hard and fast rule, other than it is determined by the size of the wearer's chest. As a general rule, ribbons should not overhang the breast pocket - there is no rule (other than precedence) determining 'what goes where'.

    For example, most people can get 4 across a row. Number 5 joins number 4 on a row of their own, resulting in 2 rows - one of 2, one of 3; it then (usually) goes 2-4, 3-4, 4-4, then either 2-3-4 or 1-4-4, depending on what it is. If it's a gallantry award taking precedence, put that on it's own on top of the other 2 (or more) rows.

    This is why very senior officers have their Orders of Knighthood ribbons on their own on top of their operational/other ribbons.
     
  8. thank you "D_D"
     
  9. Behold!! The power of ARRSE! :D

    No probs mate - happy to help as always.
     


  10. Erm, there are lots of hard and fast rules. Your second paragraph implies that the final shape of your two rows is a rough pyramid, point down. In fact, the smaller number of ribbons should be on the top. eg ribbon 1 and 2, with ribbons 3 4 and 5 on a row of their own underneath the other 2.

    Also, many of the ribbons awarded today are not of the British standard width. ( ie 32 mm) This can cause minor problems when it comes to lining up ribbons. For example, NATO ribbons are 36mm, and UN are different again. As you say darth some of the senior officers' decorations are placed alone at the top row; this may be because the ribbons are anything up to 45mm wide on the really posh ones!
     
  11. No probs mate - got a reference for us?

    As to the 'rough pyramid point down' I thought I had made it clear that the odering was from the top i.e. 2-4-4 from the top. Hence my comment about senior people etc etc.

    I'm here to learn as well, so keen to see what the pink is on this.
     
  12. Nice bit of cut and paste going off there, or did you recite it from memory?
     
  13. No worries Darth, I didn't mean to sound like a spotterish geek. :)

    I don't have any official reference for this type of thing, but Medal Yearbook usually has some very helpful references. I wouldn't bother buying it tho' any decent Garrison library should have it or be able to get hold of it.
     
  14. So, to summarize - a skinny bloke with 6 gongs is going to look a bit more warry than a generously man-boobed bloke with 7 gongs. So if I had a 24in pigeon chest, I'd be able to have six medals on three rows. Or if I looked like Rik Waller, I'd resign myself to the fact that I was never going to reach that second row....