The following list gives the more commonly encountered orders, decorations, and medals that are noted in the Army List against an officer's name (in approximate order of precedence):

 VC  Victoria Cross
 GC  George Cross
 CB  Companion of the Order of the Bath
 CSI  Companion of the Order of the Star of India
 KH  Knight of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order
 DSO  Distinguished Service Order
 OBE  Member of the Order of the British Empire
 MC  Military Cross
 DCM  Distinguished Conduct Medal
 MM  Military Medal
 QGM  Queen's Gallantry Medal
 BEM  British Empire Medal
 TD  Territorial Decoration

The list is not exhaustive by any means, and there are many other orders, decorations and medals which are not listed here.


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