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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: 206
Issued:1358
George Cross
George CrossIn the database: 143
Issued:139
George Medal
George MedalIn the database: 179
Issued:unknown

Orders

Order of the GarterIn the database: 45
Issued:unknown
Order of the Thistle
Order of the ThistleIn the database: 18
Issued:unknown
Most Illustrious Order of Saint PatrickIn the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Knight Commander to the Star of India (KCSI)
Knight Commander to the Star of India (KCSI)In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Companion to the Star of India (CSI)
Companion to the Star of India (CSI)In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)Distinguished Service Order
In the database: 1421
Issued:unknown
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)In the database: 51
Issued:unknown
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)In the database: 24
Issued:unknown
Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian OrderIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Member of the Royal Victorian OrderIn the database: 24
Issued:unknown
Royal Victorian MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Victorian ChainIn the database: 15
Issued:unknown
Order of Merit
Order of MeritIn the database: 25
Issued:unknown
Imperial Service Order (ISO)In the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Order of the Companions of honour
Order of the Companions of HonourOrder of the Companions of honour
In the database: 21
Issued:unknown
Royal Order of Victoria and AlbertIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Royal Family Order of King George IVIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Family Order of King Edward VIIIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Royal Family Order of King George VIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Royal Family Order of King George VIIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth IIIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Order of MercyIn the database: 34
Issued:unknown
Knight CompanionIn the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Knight BachelorIn the database: 63
Issued:unknown

Awards for Merit and Bravery (Not Orders)

Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)In the database: 316
Issued:unknown
Military Cross (MC)In the database: 1245
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)In the database: 2458
Issued:unknown
Air Force CrossIn the database: 217
Issued:unknown
Empire Gallantry Medal (EGM)In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)In the database: 138
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)In the database: 247
Issued:unknown
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)In the database: 10
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Conduct MedalIn the database: 247
Issued:unknown
Military Medal (MM)In the database: 661
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)In the database: 617
Issued:unknown
British Empire Medal (BEM & EGM)In the database: 333
Issued:unknown
Air Force MedalIn the database: 34
Issued:259
Sea Gallantry MedalIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Colonial Police Medal for GallantryIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Mentioned in DispatchesIn the database: 2656
Issued:unknown
King's/Queen's Commendation for brave conduct
King's/Queen's Commendation for brave conductIn the database: 130
Issued:unknown
Certificate of Bravery in the FieldIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Certificates for Conspicuous GallantryIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
GOC's CertificateIn the database: 1
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: 135
Issued:unknown
Mercantile Marine Medal
Mercantile Marine MedalIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
General Service Medal 1962-2007In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Korea Medal 1950-1953In the database: 9
Issued:unknown
Commander in Chief's CertificateIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Tibet MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Africa General Service Medal
Africa General Service MedalIn the database: 5
Issued:unknown
India General Service Medal (1895 IGSM)In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Queen's Sudan MedalIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Queen’s South Africa MedalIn the database: 16
Issued:unknown
Volunteer Officers' Decoration (VD)In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Queen's Egypt MedalIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
King’s South Africa medalIn the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Voluntary Medical Service MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
East and West Africa Medal 1887-1900In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
India General Service Medal (1909 IGSM)In the database: 20
Issued:unknown
Victory Medal 1914-1918In the database: 202
Issued:unknown
British War Medal 1914-1920In the database: 226
Issued:unknown
Naval General Service Medal (NGSM) 1915-1962In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
General Service Medal 1918-1962In the database: 109
Issued:unknown
India General Service Medal (1936 IGSM)In the database: 20
Issued:unknown
War Medal 1939-1945In the database: 1802
Issued:unknown
Defence Medal 1939-1945In the database: 1354
Issued:unknown
1939-1945 StarIn the database: 1862
Issued:unknown
Africa StarIn the database: 625
Issued:unknown
Burma StarIn the database: 204
Issued:unknown
Italy StarIn the database: 445
Issued:unknown
France and Germany StarIn the database: 460
Issued:unknown
Air Crew Europe StarIn the database: 467
Issued:unknown
Atlantic StarIn the database: 216
Issued:unknown
Pacific StarIn the database: 124
Issued:unknown
Arctic Star
Arctic StarIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Royal Naval Reserve Officers Decoration (RD)In the database: 22
Issued:unknown
Efficiency Medal / Territorial DecorationIn the database: 205
Issued:unknown

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

Frontline Britain MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
King George V Coronation MedalIn the database: 15
Issued:unknown
King Edward VII Coronation MedalIn the database: 12
Issued:unknown
King George VI Coronation MedalIn the database: 50
Issued:unknown
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal 1953In the database: 127
Issued:unknown
Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee MedalIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee MedalIn the database: 5
Issued:unknown
King George V's Silver Jubilee Medal 1935In the database: 44
Issued:unknown
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee MedalIn the database: 47
Issued:unknown
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal In the database: 17
Issued:unknown
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee MedalIn the database: 4
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
Suez Canal Zone Medal 1945 - 1957In 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: 8
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: 5
Issued:unknown
Royal Marine Meritorious Service MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Special Constabulary Long Service MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration (ERD)In 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: 0
Issued:unknown
Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct (Army)In the database: 26
Issued:unknown
Air Efficiency Award
Air Efficiency Award (AE)Air Efficiency Award
In the database: 47
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: 30
Issued:unknown
Flying BadgeIn the database: 436
Issued:unknown
Air Gunner BadgeIn the database: 47
Issued:unknown
Observer BadgeIn the database: 23
Issued:unknown
Air Transport Auxiliary Pilot BadgeIn the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Parachutist BadgeIn the database: 160
Issued:unknown
RAF Wireless Operator badgeIn the database: 9
Issued:unknown
Leading Aircraftman BadgeIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Air Engineer BadgeIn the database: 15
Issued:unknown
RAF Air Bomber BadgeIn the database: 10
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
RAF Sword of HonourIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown

Other Decorations Fleet Air Arm

Pilot Wing (Fleet Air Arm)In the database: 9
Issued:unknown

Civilian Decorations

Red Cross Society War MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Red Cross Society Proficiency CrossIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
King's Police Medal (KPM)In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Albert Medal in BronzeIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Albert Medal in GoldIn the database: 3
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
Stanhope MedalIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Royal Humane Society Silver MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Humane Society Bronze MedalIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Royal Humane Society TestimonialIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Humane Society CertificateIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
LNER Silver Medal for Courage and ResourceIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Red Cross 1st ClassIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Royal Red Cross 2nd ClassIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
King's Medal for service in the cause of FreedomIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Allied Subjects' MedalIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
British Hero of the HolocaustIn the database: 30
Issued:27
Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Overseas Territories Police MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Daily Herald Order of Industrial HeroismIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Peerage of the United KingdomIn the database: 17
Issued:unknown
Police MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
King's Police and Fire Services MedalIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown

Animals

Dickin MedalIn the database: 53
Issued:53

Wounded and Passed-Away Awards

King's BadgeIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Wound StripeIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Silver Wound BadgeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Veteran Awards

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

Prizes and Trophies

Robert Roxburgh Memorial PrizeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
R.M. Groves Memorial Prize
R.M. Groves Memorial PrizeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Albert Medal (RSA)In the database: 2
Issued:unknown