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rand light infantry decorations

BRITISH AWARDS PRE 1952

BRITISH AWARDS PRE 1952

SADF AND SANDF AWARDS Post 1952

FOREIGN AWARDS

Knight of the Order of the Military

Cpl H.A. Proctor, MM

Southern Cross Medal

Croix De Guerre

Col Sir Willem van Hulsteyn, KT, VD

CSM B.G. Simpkins, MM

Cmdt J.D Vos, SM, JCD

Maj W.J. Thompson, Croix De Guerre

Member of the Royal Victorian Order

Cpl T.J. Smith, MM

Pro Merito Medal

Commander of the British Empire

Lt Col Hamilton-Dickson, MVO

Cpl E.F. Waspe, MM

WOI J.L. Keene, PMM

Brig J.W. Parker, CBE

Distinguished Service Order

Volunteer Decoration

Military Merit Medal

Officer of the British Empire

Lt Col J.M. Fairweather, DSO

Lt Col W.J. Thompson, DSO, VD, Groix De Guerre

WOI P.H.R. Wells, MWA, JCD

Lt Col C.W. Greathead, OBE

Major W.J .Thompson, DSO, Croix De Guerre

Lt Col J.O. Henrey, MBE, VD

S / Sgt R.P. Robinson, MWA, JCD

Order of Limerick Medal

Major J.H. Blaney, DSO, DCM

Lt Col W.A. Abbot, VD

Lt Col S.J. Vos, MWA, JCD

Lt Col C.W. Greathead, OBE, OLM

Brig A.A. Hayton, DSO, VD

Lt Col W.A.D. Cherrington, VD

John Chard Decoration

 

Member of the British Empire

Lt Col H.E .Jackson, VD

Cmdt B.G. Simpkins, JCD, MM

 

Capt J.O. Henrey, MBE, VD

Lt Col A.A. Hayton, VD

Cmdt R.S. Munton, JCD, MM

 

Military  Cross

Col Sir Willem van Hulsteyn, KT, VD

Cmdt J.D. Vos, JCD

 

Capt J. Washbourn-Webber, MC

Efficiency  Decoration

Col G.B. Brown, JCD, MC

 

Lt Col W.J. Endean, MC

Maj W.P.F. Clark, ED 

W02 S. Rogoff, JCD

 

Capt G.B. Brown, MC

Lt Col C.D. Hancock, ED

Lt J.L. Keene, PMM, JCD

 

Major D.L. Gale, MC

 

W02 P.H.R. Wells, JCD

 

Capt E.R. Tickton, MC

 

Cmdt A.B. Dalgleish, JCD

 

Distinguished Conduct Medal

 

W02 J.l. Levi, JCD

 

WO J.H. Blaney, DCM

 

S /Sgt R. Tasker, JCD

 

Lt Col H.E. Jackson, DCM

 

S /Sgt A. Duxbury, JCD

 

Cpl J.W. Hemsted, DCM

 

Sgt J. Fourie, JCD

 

Cpl N.J. Seggie, DCM

 

Sgt A.D. Gilbert, JCD

 

Military Medal

 

Cpl J.R. Rowles, JCD

 

Cpl W. Hindshaw, MM

 

S/Sgt R.P. Robinson, JCD

 

L/Cpl V. Keet, MM

 

Maj J.H. Wilks, JCD

 

Pte G.M.S. Maritz, MM

 

WOI N.P. Wegener, JCD

 

Cpl M.L. Meyerowitz, MM

 

Lt Col S.J. Vos, JCD

 

Cpl D.U. Alberts, MM

 

S /Sgt G.J. Ravno, JCD

 

Cpl J.J. Hayton, MM

 

Sgt G.O. Wilkinson, JCD

 

Pte I.P. Mason, MM

 

Lt Col H.B. Goument, JCD

 

Pte A. Moage, MM

 

De Wet Decoration

 

Cpl R.S. Munton, MM

 

Lt Col J.G. Mellitchey, DWD

 


Decoration Citations


Knight  of the Order of the Military

Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO

The Royal Victorian Order is a dynastic order of knighthood recognising distinguished personal service to the monarch of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms or to members of the monarch's family, or to any viceroy of the monarch.

Distinguished Service Order DSO

The Distinguished Service Order is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations and British Empire, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.

Member of the British Empire MBE

Member of the Order of the British Empire is the first rank of the order and is awarded for a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community.

Military Cross MC

The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers of the British Armed Forces; and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries. The MC is granted in recognition of an act or acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land.

Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM

The Distinguished Conduct Medal was established in 1854 by Queen Victoria as a decoration for gallantry in the field by other ranks of the British Army. It is the oldest British award for gallantry and was a second level military decoration until it was discontinued in 1993. The medal was also awarded to non-commissioned military personnel of other Commonwealth Dominions and Colonies.

Military Medal MM

The Military Medal (MM) was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army and other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for bravery in battle on land.

Volunteer Decoration VD

The Volunteer Officers' Decoration was instituted in 1892 as an award for long and meritorious service by officers of the United Kingdom's Volunteer Force. Award of the decoration was discontinued in the United Kingdom when it was superseded by the Territorial Decoration in 1908, but it continued to be awarded in some Crown Dependencies until 1930. The grant of the decoration was extended in 1894 by the institution of a separate new decoration, the Volunteer Officers' Decoration for India and the Colonies, that could be awarded to commissioned officers of all Volunteer Forces throughout the British Empire and India.

Efficiency Decoration ED

The Efficiency Decoration was awarded to recipients serving in the Territorial Army of the United Kingdom or for those serving in the Auxiliary Military Forces. The decoration was instituted in 1930 for award to part-time officers after twenty years of service as an efficient and thoroughly capable officer. The decoration superseded the Volunteer Officers' Decoration, the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration and the Territorial Decoration.

Southern Cross Medal SM

The Southern Cross Medal of 1975 is a military decoration awarded to officers of the South African Defence Force for exceptionally meritorious service and particular devotion to duty.

Pro Merito Medal PMM

The Pro Merito Medal of 1975 is a military decoration awarded to other ranks of the South African Defence Force for exceptionally meritorious service and particular devotion to duty and was the non-commissioned officers' version of the Southern Cross Medal of 1975.

Military Merit Medal MMM

The Military Merit Medal is a military decoration that was awarded to all ranks of the South African Defence Force for service of a high order.

John Chard Decoration JCD

The John Chard Decoration was a military long service decoration that was awarded to members of the Citizen Force of the South African Defence Force for twenty years of efficient service and good conduct. Clasps could be awarded after thirty and forty years’ service respectively.

De Wet Decoration DWD

The De Wet Decoration was a military long service decoration that was instituted by the Republic of South Africa in 1965. It was awarded to members of the Commandos, the rural civil defence component of the South African Defence Force, for twenty years of efficient service and good conduct. The decoration was initially reserved for officers, but it was made available to all ranks in 1986. A clasp could be awarded after thirty years’ service.

Croix De Guerre

The Croix de Guerre (English translation: Cross of War) is a military decoration of France. The decoration was awarded during World War I, again in World War II, and in other conflicts. The Croix de Guerre was also commonly bestowed on foreign military forces allied to France.

Commander of the British Empire CBE

Commander of the Order of the British Empire is the mid-rank of the order and is awarded for outstanding work in an individual’s respective field.

Officer of the British Empire OBE

Officer of the Order of the British Empire is the second rank of the order and is awarded for to those who have performed very worthy service.

Order of Limerick Medal OLM