Orders and Decorations Conferred by the Crown

VC                Victoria Cross
GC                George Cross
KG/LG          Knight of the Garter; Lady of the Garter
KT/LT           Knight of the Thistle; Lady of the Thistle
GCB              Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
OM               Order of Merit
GCSI             Knight Grand Commander of the Star of India (no longer conferred)
GCMG          Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
GCIE            Knight Grand Commander of the Indian Empire (no longer conferred)
VA                Order of Victoria and Albert (no longer conferred)
CI                 Order of the Crown of India (no longer conferred)
GCVO          Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
GBE             Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
CH              Companion of Honour
KCB/DCB  Knight/Dame Commander of the Bath
KCSI           Knight Commander of the Star of India (no longer conferred)
KCMG/DCMG    Knight/Dame Commander of St Michael and St George
KCIE           Knight Commander of the Indian Empire (no longer conferred)
KCVO/DCVO    Knight/Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
KBE/DBE   Knight/Dame Commander of the British Empire
CB                Companion of the Order of the Bath
CSI               Companion of the Order of the Star of India (no longer conferred)
CMG            Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
CIE              Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (no longer conferred)
CVO            Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
CBE             Commander of the Order of the British Empire
DSO            Distinguished Service Order
LVO            Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order
OBE           Officer of the Order of the British Empire
ISO             Imperial Service Order
MVO          Member of the Royal Victorian Order
MBE           Member of the Order of the British Empire
IOM           Indian Order of Merit (no longer conferred)
CGC           Conspicuous Gallantry Cross
RRC           Royal Red Cross
DSC           Distinguished Service Cross
MC            Military Cross
DFC          Distinguished Flying Cross
AFC          Air Force Cross
ARRC       Associate Royal Red Cross
OBI          Order of British India (no longer conferred)
DCM        Distinguished Conduct Medal
CGM        Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
GM          George Medal
IDSM       Indian Distinguished Service Medal (no longer conferred)

DSM        Distinguished Service Medal

MM         Military Medal
DFM       Distinguished Flying Medal
AFM       Air Force Medal
SGM       Medal for Saving Life at Sea
IOM       Indian Order of Merit (no longer conferred)
CPM       Colonial Police Medal for Gallantry
QGM      Queen's Gallantry Medal
BEM       British Empire Medal
KPM       King's Police Medal (no longer conferred)
KPFSM   King's Police and Fire Service Medal (no longer conferred)
QPM       Queen's Police Medal
QAM      Queen's Ambulance Service Medal
QFSM    Queen's Fire Service Medal
CPM      Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious Service
ERD     Army Emergency Reserve Decoration
VD        Volunteer Officer's Decoration
TD        Territorial Decoration
ED       Efficiency Decoration
RD       Decoration for Officers of the Royal Naval Reserve
VRD    Decoration for Officers of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
AE      Air Efficiency Award
CD     Canadian Forces Decoration

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