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Awards of Distinction
Currently there are 12 awards that a member of the SGS can receive some of these multiple times. Below are pictures and titles of the awards. For more information see the Medals tab in the white stripe of the SGS header.
Awards of Merit
Distinguished Service Order - The DSO is the highest achievement award in the SGS and is given for individual acts of meritorious or distinguished service to the squadron while in game. The DSO is generally given to officers in command in a permanent or acting capacity. Junior Officers receiving this award will automatically be recommended for promotion. A bar is authorised for multiple awards of this medal.
Distinguished Service Cross - The DSC is awarded for individual instances of meritorious or distinguished service by a senior or junior officer while in game. A bar is authorised for multiple awards of this medal.
Military Cross - The MC is awarded for individual instances of meritorious or distinguished service to the ‘St George’ Squadron out of game. A bar is authorised for multiple awards of this medal.
Letter of Commendation - Letter of Commendation is awarded to any SGS officer by a superior commanding officer for superior achievement or service. The Commanding Officer may be serving in a permanent or acting capacity. This award may be presented in conjunction with a monetary or material award and is awarded to the officer in the name of Admiralty. This is considered an in game award.
Awards of Valour (Notes: All valor awards are considered in game awards.)
George Cross - The George Cross is the highest award for members of the St George Squadron who conduct an act of extreme gallantry. A bar is authorised for multiple awards of this medal.
George Medal - The George Medal is awarded for gallant acts which fall slightly short of those required for the award of the George Cross. A bar is authorised for multiple awards of this medal.
King's Gallantry Medal - Awarded for acts of bravery during periods of peace where the Squadron is not in any openly declared conflicts with another Society/Realm other than Pirates. There are no authorised clasps for this medal (i.e. it is a "once-only" award, and is not issued multiple times to the same person). Junior officers receiving this award may be recommended for promotion.
St. George Citation for Conspicuous Bravery - The ‘St George Citation for Conspicuous Bravery may be awarded to any officer of the SGS distinguishing themselves by bravery not justifying the award of the King’s Gallantry Medal. It is awarded by the Commanding Officer serving in a permanent or acting capacity. This award may be presented in conjunction with a monetary or material award and is awarded to the officer in the name of Admiralty. A bar is authorised for this medal for multiple awards. The SCCB may be awarded during peace or declared periods of conflict.
Awards of Service
The Order of St. Michael and St. George - This honorific is awarded to all Squadron members achieving the Rank of Knight within the Squadron. Those in the rank of Knight may be addressed as Knight-Lieutenant of The Order of St Michael & St George. Those achieving the rank of Baron become Knight-Commanders; Viscounts are Knight-Captains, Earls and above are Knight-Marshals. The badge is worn around the neck of the dress uniform.
Naval Gold Medal – Is designated as a campaign medal and will be issued to Flag Officers & Captains who have served within the St George Squadron during an officially declared period of conflict against a Society/Realm. There are no authorised bars for this medal and a different medal will be awarded for each distinct campaign. This medal will be worn around the neck with attached ribbon.
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal - This medal will be issued to St George Squadron members completing one year's meritorious active service within the Squadron. Issue of the medal is based on commitment to the Squadron, and will be ratified by High Command before issue. A bar is authorised for this medal for multiple awards.
Silver denoting multiple single years, Gold denoting five years.
Naval General Service Medal - This will be issued to Officers who have served within the St George Squadron during an officially declared ‘special’ event as designated by the Board of Sea Lords. All active serving members are authorized the wear of this award while on active duty during the specified period of the awards presentation. A bar is authorised for this medal for multiple awards.
Saint Christopher Medal - Saint Christopher was the patron saint of travelers, and to mark the end of the long journey to release we have stamped a medal, to be given to all active members at the time of release. The FLS logo is displayed to show our thanks to Rusty and all the team at FLS for the hard work and dedication in getting the game where it is today.
The Most Noble Order of the Garter - Is awarded to long time members who have distinguished themselves in service to King and Country by leadership in both word and deed. The badge is to be worn upon the left breast pocket of the dress uniform. Of the origin of the Most Noble Order we know little. According to its historian, Elias Ashmole, it commemorated an occasion when King Edward III of England had "given forth his own garter as the signal for a battle," which Ashmole takes to be Crécy. A better-known theory associated the foundation of the Garter with a trivial mishap at a Court function, when the Fair Maid of Kent dropped a garter which the King, to cover her embarrassment, picked up and bound on his own leg, remarking, "Honi Soit qui Mal y Pense" - "Shame to him who thinks ill of it." This fable appears to have originated in France and was, perhaps, invented to bring discredit on the Order. There is a natural unwillingness to believe that the World's foremost Order of Chivalry had so frivolous a beginning, and we may more readily accept Froissart's account, who tells us:
"The King of England took pleasure to new re-edify the Castle of Windsor, the which was begun by King Arthur, and there first began the Table Round, whereby sprang the fame of so many noble knights throughout all the World. Then King Edward determined to make an Order and a Brotherhood ….. to be called Knights of the Blue Garter, and a feast to be kept yearly on St. George's Day."
New awards may be created and issued at the discretion of the Sea- Lords
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