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: 196
Issued:unknown
George CrossIn the database: 140
Issued:139
George MedalIn the database: 96
Issued:unknown

Orders

Knight CompanionIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Knight BachelorIn the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Order of the GarterIn the database: 11
Issued:unknown
Order of the ThistleIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Order of MeritIn the database: 9
Issued:unknown
Order of the Companions of HonourOrder of the Companions of honour
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Order of BurmaIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)Distinguished Service Order
In the database: 1005
Issued:unknown

Medals for Merit and Bravery (Not Orders)

Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Military Cross (MC)In the database: 742
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)In the database: 172
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)In the database: 1959
Issued:20354
Air Force CrossIn the database: 140
Issued:unknown
Military Medal (MM)In the database: 469
Issued:unknown
Sea Gallantry MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Conduct MedalIn the database: 183
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)In the database: 149
Issued:unknown
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)In the database: 127
Issued:unknown
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)In the database: 455
Issued:unknown
Air Force MedalIn the database: 8
Issued:259
British Empire Medal (BEM & EGM)In the database: 215
Issued:unknown
Mentioned in DespatchesIn the database: 1397
Issued:unknown
King's/Queen's Commendation for brave conductIn the database: 37
Issued:unknown
Burma Gallantry Medal (BMG)In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Indian Distinguished Service Medal (IDSM)In the database: 7
Issued:unknown

Campaign and Service Medals

1914 StarIn the database: 95
Issued:unknown
Letter of PraiseIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
General Service Medal 1962-2007In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Korea Medal 1950-1953In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Africa General Service MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
India General Service Medal (1909 IGSM)In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Victory Medal 1914-1918In the database: 110
Issued:unknown
British War Medal 1914-1920In the database: 132
Issued:unknown
Naval General Service Medal (NGSM) 1915-1962In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
General Service Medal 1918-1962In the database: 50
Issued:unknown
India General Service Medal (1936 IGSM)In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
War Medal 1939-1945In the database: 1352
Issued:unknown
Defence Medal 1939-1945In the database: 1012
Issued:unknown
1939-1945 StarIn the database: 1449
Issued:unknown
Africa StarIn the database: 489
Issued:unknown
Burma StarIn the database: 147
Issued:unknown
Italy StarIn the database: 345
Issued:unknown
France and Germany StarIn the database: 318
Issued:unknown
Air Crew Europe StarIn the database: 381
Issued:unknown
Atlantic StarIn the database: 172
Issued:unknown
Pacific StarIn the database: 93
Issued:unknown
Arctic StarIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Royal Naval Reserve Officers Decoration (RD)In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Efficiency Medal / Territorial DecorationIn the database: 86
Issued:unknown

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

King George V's Silver Jubilee Medal 1935In the database: 11
Issued:unknown
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee MedalIn the database: 33
Issued:unknown
King George V Coronation MedalIn the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal In the database: 10
Issued:unknown
King George VI Coronation MedalIn the database: 11
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
Indian Independence MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Arctic EmblemIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Armed Forces Veterans BadgeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Dover Front-Line MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Normandy Campaign MedalIn the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Polar MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:2
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal 1953In the database: 70
Issued:unknown

Long and Faithfull Service Medals

Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct (Army)In the database: 13
Issued:unknown
Naval Long Service and Good Conduct MedalIn the database: 8
Issued:unknown
King's BadgeIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Good Conduct ChevronIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Imperial Service Medal (ISM)In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Cadet Forces MedalIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Royal Marine Meritorious Service MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Air Efficiency Award (AE)Air Efficiency Award
In the database: 34
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Navy

Silver A/S M/S BadgeIn the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Royal Navy MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Other Decorations British Air Force

Path Finder Force BadgeIn the database: 23
Issued:unknown
Flying BadgeIn the database: 236
Issued:unknown
Air Gunner BadgeIn the database: 27
Issued:unknown
Observer BadgeIn the database: 14
Issued:unknown
Air Transport Auxiliary Pilot BadgeIn the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Air Transport Auxiliary Veteran's BadgeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Parachutist BadgeIn the database: 41
Issued:unknown
RAF Wireless Operator badgeIn the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Leading Aircraftman BadgeIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Air Engineer BadgeIn the database: 6
Issued:unknown
RAF Air Bomber BadgeIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
RAF Navigator BadgeIn the database: 11
Issued:unknown
RAF Wireless Operator Air Gunner BadgeIn the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Royal Flying Corps cap badgeIn the database: 27
Issued:unknown
RAF Radio Operator BadgeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Other Decorations Fleet Air Arm

Pilot Wing (Fleet Air Arm)In the database: 6
Issued:unknown

Civilian Decorations

British Hero of the HolocaustIn the database: 30
Issued:27
Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS)In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
King's Police and Fire Services MedalIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Lloyd's Medal for Meritorious ServicesIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Lloyd's Medal for Saving Life at SeaIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Lloyd's War Medal for Bravery at SeaIn the database: 15
Issued:530
King's Medal for courage in the cause of FreedomIn the database: 24
Issued:unknown
King's Medal for service in the cause of FreedomIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown