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Distinguished Service Order

Definition of the noun distinguished service order

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noun

  1. a British military decoration for special service in action

Explanation

  1. The Distinguished Service Order is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations and British Empire, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.
    • also known as 傑出服務勳章
  2. Distinguished Service Order: The Vietnam Distinguished Service Order was a military decoration of South Vietnam which was awarded throughout the years of the Vietnam War. The decoration was bestowed for meritorious or heroic deeds related to war time operations and was awarded for both combat and non-combat service.
  3. The Distinguished Service Order is the highest decoration in the Argentine Army. There is a Military Merit Order and a Civilian Merit Order.
    • also known as Argentine Army Distinguished Service Order

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Google previewThe handbook to English heraldry (1914)

by Charles Boutell, Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

The Distinguished Service Order is a Military Decoration instituted in 1886, but which does not carry the style of Knighthood. The Badge is a gold cross enamelled white and of a circular outline. In the centre (on the one side) is the Crown on a ...

Google previewEnglish heraldry (1907)

with four hundred and fifty illus. drawn and engraved on wood by R. B. Utting by Charles Boutell

The Distinguished Service Order is a Military Decoration instituted in 1886, but which does not carry the style of Knighthood. The Badge is a gold cross enamelled white and of a circular outline. In the centre (on the one side) is the Crown on a ...

Google previewCompton's Pictured Encyclopedia (1922)

To Inspire Ambition, to Stimulate the Imagination, to Provide the Inquiring Mind with Accurate Information Told in an Interesting Style, and Thus Lead Into Broader Fields of Knowledge, Such is the Purpose of this Work by Guy Stanton Ford

Distinguished Service Order; 16. Knight 18. Croix de Guerre. Commander of the Bath. French-17. Legion of Honor; Guerre.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of World War I (1998)

by Ian V. Hogg

DSO Distinguished Service Order (British) FM Field Marshal GHQ General Headquarters; British High Command GQG Grand Quartier General ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Coastal Command 1939 - 1945 (2016)

by Geoff Simpson

The other gallantry decorations normally available to Coastal Command aircrew during the Second World War were, for officers, the Distinguished Service Order ( DSO), with the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and the Air Force Cross (AFC) ...

Google previewThe Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History (2011)

by W. Rubinstein, Michael A. Jolles

Diploma in Psychological Medicine Doctor of Philosophy Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Order Diploma in ...

Google previewD-Day Encyclopedia (2014)

Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion by Barrett Tillman

Distinguished Service Order The Distinguished Service Order was established in 1886 and became the British Empire's second-ranking military decoration, after the Victoria Cross. Awarded to officers, the DSO is an extraordinarily attractive ...

Google previewNELSON'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA (1907)

The Distinguished Service Order (D. S. O.) is a military ocder. membership in which is given (to officers only) for individual instances of meritorious or distinguished service in war; the medal is in the form of a white and gold cross with a red ...

Google previewDictionary of World Biography (2016)

Third edition by Barry Jones

Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order Distinguished Flying Cross Distinguished Service Order European Community European Union Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation FRS Fellow of ...

Google previewDictionary of Indian Biography

Distinguished Service Order .

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the British Empire (1996)

by James Stuart Olson, Robert Shadle

George CSI Companion of the Star of India CVO Companion of the Victorian Order DSO Distinguished Service Order GCB Knight Grand Cross of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction (2016)

by Alan Burton

DG Director General DI5 Alternative designation for MI5 DSO Distinguished Service Order FBI Federal ...

Google previewDictionary of British Military History (2009)

by George Usher

AbbreviationDSM Distinguished Service Order The Order was instituted in 1886 as an award made to officers below the rank of major who had been mentioned in dispatches for distinguished service under fire, or under conditions equivalent ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1909)

An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley

The Distinguished Service Order (D. S. O.) is a military order. membership in which is given (to officers only) for individual instances of meritorious or distinguished service in war; the medal is in the form of awhite and gold cross with a red ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

The Distinguished Service Order (see Knighthood) is ...

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