Distinguished Service Order

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Distinguished Service Order
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Medal o the order
Awairdit bi Unitit Kinrick an Commonweel
Teep Order wi ane degree
Eligibility members o the airmed forces
Awairdit for "Distinguished services in active operations against the enemy."[1]
Status Currently awairdit
Soverane Queen Elizabeth II
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Companion
Established 6 September 1886
Tot inductees
Next (heicher) Commander o the Maist Excellent Order o the Breetish Empire[3]
Next (lawer) Lieutenant o the Ryal Victorian Order
Reebin baur o the order

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a militar decoration o the Unitit Kinrick, an umwhile o ither pairts o the Commonweel o Naitions, awairdit for meritorious or distinguished service bi officers o the airmed forces in wartime, teepically in actual combat.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Defence Internet|Fact Sheets|Guide to Honours
  2. Medal Yearbook 2013. Honiton, Devon: Token. 2013. p. 82. ISBN 978-1-908-828-00-2.
  3. Precedence of the British orders – Website of Burke's Peerage & Gentry