Medals and Decorations

British Most Exalted Order of The Star of India

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Founded in 1861, The Order was established by Queen Victoria, and had a traditional Ranking structure (Knights Commander, etc). Designed to confer status to serving Offic …

French Order of The Star

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Of French Origins, the Order of The Star was founded by King John II in 1351 – in response to England's Order of The Garter. Not to be undone, The Order once boaste …

German Order of St. Hubert

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Founded in Germany around 1444, The Order was also identified as The Order of The Hunting Horn. They were a secularized Order of Nobility. Their insignia was a Hunting Ho …

Russian Order of St. Catherine

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Created in Imperial Russia by Peter “”The Great” (on occasion of his marriage to Catherine I in 1714), The Order was exclusively for award to Noble Wome …

Bavarian Order of The Swan

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Founded in Bavaria in 1440, The Order was also known as “The Order of Our Dear Lady” (in reference to The Virgin Mary). They were a Noble Order, conferred to …

Scottish Order of The Thistle

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Founded by King James VIII (Scotland) in 1687, it was reputed to have actually been instituted in 800 A.D. - in Scotland. Designed to incorporate selected Knights (Noblem …

Order of The Eagle of Georgia

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Created originally by Queen Tamar of Georgia (now Russia) in 1184 – The Order was awarded to Nobility who had “rightfully” served The Queen and The King …

French Order of The Crescent

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Created by Charles I of Naples in 1268, The Order was latter seen as the rival to England's Order of The Garter. Seen as 3 Gold Chains, from which was suspended on the Ou …

British Royal Victorian Order

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Created by Queen Victoria in 1896, The Order was designed to be awarded to her Household Staff for loyal service. The Order was given to both Men and Women. Still conside …

US Military Distinguished Flying Cross

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No official Award was created for US Pilots who fought in World War I. Many Pilots who first volunteered to fight in England's and France's Air Corps, had earned those Co …