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United Kingdom (1801-present, Kingdom)

The United Kingdom was formed by the Acts of Union on January 1st, 1801 with the formal name of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in which it brought together Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland in one union.
After a three year war of independence, on December 6th, 1922, the Irish Free State and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland were formed as two separate nations.

The country has a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy, formally uniting the countries England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland into one Union.
Apart from these countries, the United Kingdom consists of fourteen oversea territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Saint Helena-Ascension-Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos Islands, Pitcairn Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands) and three Crown dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man).

The United Kingdom also is a part of the British Commonwealth of Nations, a union of 52 countries, mostly former parts of the British Empire. Although these countries all...

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Highest Decorations

Victoria Cross (VC)In the database: 202
Issued:1358
George Cross
George CrossIn the database: 139
Issued:139
George Medal
George MedalIn the database: 152
Issued:unknown

Orders

Order of the GarterIn the database: 30
Issued:unknown
Order of the Thistle
Order of the ThistleIn the database: 14
Issued:unknown
Order of Merit
Order of MeritIn the database: 18
Issued:unknown
Order of the Companions of honour
Order of the Companions of HonourOrder of the Companions of honour
In the database: 19
Issued:unknown
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)In the database: 34
Issued:unknown
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)In the database: 16
Issued:unknown
Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian OrderIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Member of the Royal Victorian OrderIn the database: 18
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)Distinguished Service Order
In the database: 1278
Issued:unknown
Knight CompanionIn the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Knight BachelorIn the database: 27
Issued:unknown

Awards for Merit and Bravery (Not Orders)

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)In the database: 138
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)In the database: 284
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)In the database: 233
Issued:unknown
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Conduct MedalIn the database: 240
Issued:unknown
Military Cross (MC)In the database: 1114
Issued:unknown
Military Medal (MM)In the database: 629
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)In the database: 2383
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)In the database: 588
Issued:unknown
British Empire Medal (BEM & EGM)In the database: 319
Issued:unknown
Air Force CrossIn the database: 191
Issued:unknown
Air Force MedalIn the database: 18
Issued:259
Sea Gallantry MedalIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Mentioned in DespatchesIn the database: 2210
Issued:unknown
King's/Queen's Commendation for brave conduct
King's/Queen's Commendation for brave conductIn the database: 125
Issued:unknown
Certificate of MeritIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Letter of PraiseIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Honorary Member of the RAFESIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Campaign and Service Medals

1914 StarIn the database: 114
Issued:unknown
General Service Medal 1962-2007In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Korea Medal 1950-1953In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Africa General Service Medal
Africa General Service MedalIn the database: 5
Issued:unknown
India General Service Medal (1909 IGSM)In the database: 16
Issued:unknown
Victory Medal 1914-1918In the database: 174
Issued:unknown
British War Medal 1914-1920In the database: 196
Issued:unknown
Naval General Service Medal (NGSM) 1915-1962In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
General Service Medal 1918-1962In the database: 98
Issued:unknown
India General Service Medal (1936 IGSM)In the database: 19
Issued:unknown
War Medal 1939-1945In the database: 1710
Issued:unknown
Defence Medal 1939-1945In the database: 1284
Issued:unknown
1939-1945 StarIn the database: 1769
Issued:unknown
Africa StarIn the database: 593
Issued:unknown
Burma StarIn the database: 185
Issued:unknown
Italy StarIn the database: 437
Issued:unknown
France and Germany StarIn the database: 435
Issued:unknown
Air Crew Europe StarIn the database: 436
Issued:unknown
Atlantic StarIn the database: 206
Issued:unknown
Pacific StarIn the database: 115
Issued:unknown
Arctic Star
Arctic StarIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Royal Naval Reserve Officers Decoration (RD)In the database: 16
Issued:unknown
Efficiency Medal / Territorial DecorationIn the database: 174
Issued:unknown

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

King George VI Coronation MedalIn the database: 31
Issued:unknown
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal 1953In the database: 112
Issued:unknown
King George V's Silver Jubilee Medal 1935In the database: 32
Issued:unknown
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee MedalIn the database: 43
Issued:unknown
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal In the database: 15
Issued:unknown
Arctic Campaign Medal 1939 - 1945In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Merchant Navy Service MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Restoration of Peace Medal 1939 1945In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Yorkshire Regiment MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Arctic EmblemIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Dover Front-Line MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Normandy Campaign MedalIn the database: 9
Issued:unknown
Polar MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:2

Long and Faithfull Service Medals

Good Conduct ChevronIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Imperial Service Medal (ISM)In the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Cadet Forces Medal
Cadet Forces MedalIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Royal Marine Meritorious Service MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Special Constabulary Long Service MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Police Long Service and Good Conduct MedalIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Naval Long Service and Good Conduct MedalIn the database: 14
Issued:unknown
Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct (Army)In the database: 23
Issued:unknown
Air Efficiency Award
Air Efficiency Award (AE)Air Efficiency Award
In the database: 41
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Navy

Silver A/S M/S BadgeIn the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Royal Navy MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Naval Patrol Service MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Other Decorations British Air Force

Path Finder Force BadgeIn the database: 29
Issued:unknown
Flying BadgeIn the database: 421
Issued:unknown
Air Gunner BadgeIn the database: 46
Issued:unknown
Observer BadgeIn the database: 21
Issued:unknown
Air Transport Auxiliary Pilot BadgeIn the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Parachutist BadgeIn the database: 156
Issued:unknown
RAF Wireless Operator badgeIn the database: 9
Issued:unknown
Leading Aircraftman BadgeIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Air Engineer BadgeIn the database: 14
Issued:unknown
RAF Air Bomber BadgeIn the database: 9
Issued:unknown
RAF Navigator BadgeIn the database: 33
Issued:unknown
RAF Wireless Operator Air Gunner BadgeIn the database: 14
Issued:unknown
Royal Flying Corps cap badgeIn the database: 36
Issued:unknown
RAF Radio Operator BadgeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Other Decorations Fleet Air Arm

Pilot Wing (Fleet Air Arm)In the database: 8
Issued:unknown

Civilian Decorations

Albert Medal in BronzeIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Albert Medal in GoldIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Lloyd's Medal for Meritorious ServicesIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Lloyd's War Medal for Bravery at SeaIn the database: 18
Issued:530
Lloyd's Medal for Saving Life at SeaIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Humane Society Bronze MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Royal Humane Society TestimonialIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
LNER Silver Medal for Courage and ResourceIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Red CrossIn the database: 7
Issued:unknown
King's Medal for service in the cause of FreedomIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
British Hero of the HolocaustIn the database: 6
Issued:27
Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Daily Herald Order of Industrial HeroismIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Peerage of the United KingdomIn the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Police MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
King's Police and Fire Services MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown

Wounded and Passed-Away Awards

King's BadgeIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown

Veteran Awards

Air Transport Auxiliary Veteran's BadgeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Armed Forces Veterans BadgeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown