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Interesting Medals Facts From Around The World

Through the ages, men and women who displayed great bravery were honoured with medals. Receiving a medal symbolises one’s distinguished achievement to the nation. This tradition continues even till today. In this…

Stories of Civilian Gallantry Awards

In 1774, two English physicians organised the formation of the Royal Humane Society, dedicated to providing artificial respiration to resuscitate individuals who had almost drowned. The following year the society instituted a…

Awards for Exceptional Valour in Battle

The concept of courage, valour or bravery in war can be traced back to Classical Greece, with the 5th Century B.C. historian Thucydides recognising that ‘the prize for courage will surely be…

The Meaning of Medal Ribbons

The ribbons of orders, decorations and medals are designed to suspend the award, either around the neck or on the left chest of the recipient. Ribbons also serve to highlight the status…

The History of Military Decorations and Medals

The Royal Honours system recognizes a wide variety of civil and military service throughout the British Commonwealth. Queen Elizabeth II as the ‘fount of honour’ reserves the sole right to confer the…
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