This article is organised as follows:

PART NINE: MISCELLANEOUS

9.0     Summary

This article provides a brief outline of the awards available for military personnel who demonstrate gallantry and bravery on, and away from, the battlefield.

9.1     Useful Publications

  • Defence Instructions and Notices (DIN):
  • Air Publications (AP):
    • AP1358: Dress Regulations for the RAF.
    • AP3392: Volume 4, Chapter 20.
    • AP3392: Volume 7 Leaflet 702 Annex B.
  • Joint Service Publication (JSP):
  • Defence Council Instructions (DCI):
    • DCIs Information on General Service Medals.
    • DCI JS 53/99.
    • DCI GEN 63/97: Honours, Decorations and Medals – the Award of the General Service Medal 1962 with Clasp Air Operations Iraq (U).
    • DCI (JS) 63/99.
    • DCI (JS) 23/02.
    • ACSM DCI GEN 65/94; replaced by 2011DIN09-008.
    • DCI 161/99.
    • DCI JS 106/03.
    • DCI JS 80/03.
    • DCI 263/92.
  • Queen’s Regulations (QR’s) & Other Regulations:
    • The Queen’s Regulations for the British Army: Chapter 05 (Part 10) and Chapter 10:
    • The Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Navy (QRRN):
      • BRd 2: Regular Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
      • BR 60: Royal Naval Reserve.
      • BR 61: Royal Fleet Reserve.
      • BR 63: Royal Marines Reserve.
    • The Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Air Force.
  • Legislation:
    • The Vexatious Indictments Act 1859.
    • Uniforms Act 1894.
    • Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925.
    • Fraud Act 2006.
  • House of Commons:
  • Books:
    • Victoria Cross Heroes, Volume I (2006) and Volume II (2016) by Michael Ashcroft and published by Biteback Publishing.
    • George Cross Heroes by Michael Ashcroft published by Hachette UK in 2012.
    • VCs of the First World World: 1915 The Western Front by Peter F. Batchelor and Christopher Matson published by History Press in 2012.
    • VCs of the First World War: The Air VCs by Peter G. Cooksley and Peter F. Batchelor published by History Press in 2014.
    • For Valour: Canadians and the Victoria Cross in the Great War by Dundurn published in 2015.
  • Submission for the Institution of the UK National Defence Medal (2012-05-03).

9.2     Useful Links

  • Buckingham Palace: https://www.royal.uk/military-honours-and-awards.
  • Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood: http://www.centralchancery.org.uk.
  • UK Medals Office:
  • Victoria Cross (a website dedicated to recognising the burial location of holders of the Victoria Cross, world-wide): http://www.victoriacross.org.uk/
  • Forces War Records: https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/medals.
  • The London Gazette: http://www.londongazette.co.uk/.
  • The Gazette (Official Public Record): https://www.thegazette.co.uk/awards-and-accreditation.
  • Queen’s Volunteer Reserves Medal (QVRM) Association: http://qvrm.org/.

9.3     References

Benedictus, L. (2006) How Many People Hold the Victoria Cross? Available from the World Wide Web: https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/jun/26/military.features11. [Accessed: 29 May, 2018].

HoC (House of Commons) (2004) Public Administration Select Committee Report. A Matter of Honour: Reforming the Honours System. Fifth Report of Session 2003-04. Volume I. 07 July 2004.

House of Commons (2008) Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals. Available from World Wide Web: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmhansrd/cm080521/debtext/80521-0004.htm. [Accessed: 09 June, 2018].

Maton, M. (1995) The National Honours and Awards of Australia. Hong Kong: Kangaroo Press.

Rayment, S. (2009) Second Soldier Arrested Over Medals Scandal. Available from World Wide Web: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/5300021/Second-soldier-arrested-over-medals-scandal.html. [Accessed: 09 June, 2018].

Sawer, P. (2014) Shamed Army Major Stripped of Gallantry Award after Exaggerating own Bravery. Available from World Wide Web: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11155786/Shamed-Army-major-stripped-of-gallantry-award-after-exaggerating-own-bravery.html. [Accessed: 09 June, 2018].

The London Gazette (1904) Lord Chamberlain’s Office, St. James’s Palace, April 1, 1904. Available from World Wide Web: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/27663/page/2113. [Accessed: 09 June, 2018].

The London Gazette (1991) Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air. Available from World Wide Web: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52767/supplement/27. [Accessed: 13 June, 2018].

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