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Canada (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

At the beginning of the 20th. Century Canada was still a self-governing dominion within the British Empire, but as the country evolved into an indepentent state, suggestions for the development of its own honours sytem grew. However, there was little early incentive to move beyond the simple policy decision that Canadian citizens could not accept British awards, like British orders and aristrocatic titles.

However, limited steps towards creating Canadian military awards were taken in the middle of the last century, beginning with a few medals during the Second World War. After the war the Canadian Forces Decoration was created, which was awarded for military service and exemplary conduct.

In 1972 the ‘Canadian Honours System’ was extended and the criteria for awarding and receiving an award were examined. One new guiding principal for military honours is that proposals for new awards are always made in consultation with the Canadian Forces. Since than all the new awards and announcements are judged critical by the ‘Canadian Forces Honours Committee’.

The present flag of Canada was officially adopted in 1965. The colours white and red and the maple leaf already were in...

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Orders

Companion of the Order of Canada
Companion of the Order of CanadaIn the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO)In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Member of the Order of Canada
Member of the Order of CanadaIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown

Campaign and Service Awards

Canadian Volunteer Service MedalIn the database: 182
Issued:unknown
Newfoundland Volunteer Service MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Canadian Efficiency Decoration (ED)In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Special Service Medal (SSM)In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
RCAF Para-Rescue BadgeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

Canadian Centennial MedalIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
RCAF Reserve BadgeIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Army Class A Badge
Army Class A BadgeIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Navy Class A Badge
Navy Class A BadgeIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Army Class B Badge
Army Class B BadgeIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Army Class C Badge
Army Class C BadgeIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
General Service Badge
General Service BadgeIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Other Badges Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Engineer BadgeIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Air Observer BadgeIn the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Navigator BadgeIn the database: 14
Issued:unknown
RCAF Wireless Operator Air GunnerIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Air Bombers BadgeIn the database: 10
Issued:unknown
Air Gunner BadgeIn the database: 21
Issued:unknown
Pilot's Flying BadgeIn the database: 91
Issued:unknown
RCAF Operational WingsIn the database: 18
Issued:unknown

Wounded and Passed-Away Awards

Memorial CrossIn the database: 8
Issued:unknown

Long and Faithfull Service Medals

Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)In the database: 35
Issued:unknown