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AWARDS AND MEDALS

All full-members of 6thGA (Gdsm. or higher) are eligible to receive the unit's medals,
should they meet the requirements.

All the medals below are under the supervision and management of the Dispatch Office.
The Office handles the commendations, verifications of recommendations
and creation of new medals and decorations.

TIER 1 GALLANTRY MEDALS & KNIGHTHOODS

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VICTORIA CROSS (VC)

The Victoria Cross is the highest, most prestigious and rarest gallantry award in the unit. The VC is awarded for gallantry for the most conspicuous bravery in the face of the enemy or for the highest act of valor and self-sacrifice. Due to its prestige, the VC can not be bestowed as an upgrade to a lesser award.

The VC must be recommended by a Senior NCO or higher. The recommendation must be approved by all Staff Officers. If the recommendation receives a veto, the VC will not be awarded.

When the VC is awarded, the recipient receives an unique Mention in Dispatches. The recipient receives a dedicated role on Discord to indicate the reward. The recipient is also allowed to have the post-nominals VC after his/her name.

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GEORGE CROSS (GC)

The George Cross is the second highest gallantry award in the unit. The GC is awarded for acts of the greatest heroism or of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger. However, the act must not reach the criteria of the VC.

The recommendation for the GC is issued by a Lance Corporal or above. The recommendation must be approved by all active Officers. If the recommendation is vetoed by even one Officer, the GC will not be awarded. If the recommendation is rejected, it can still qualify for the Military Cross or Distinguished Service Medal if it meets their criteria.

In rare cases, a second GC can be bestowed on an individual. A second GC ribbon will be added without devices to the first ribbon. A second GC ribbon is worn on the right of the first GC ribbon.

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ORDER OF THE BATH (KCB, CB)

A British order of chivalry, this award is given to those who have exemplified selfless service to the unit. The Order of the Bath is awarded to officers or Senior NCO's who exemplify the core traits of an outstanding member. The unit currently has two grades in the order: Knight Commander of the Bath (KCB) and Companion of the Bath (CB).

The Order of the Bath can only be bestowed on behalf of the unit's founder and
its commanding officer Capt. J. Harper. There can be no recommendations for the Order.
The Order can only be bestowed once per
individual.

The grade of Knight Commander of the Bath is reserved for Capt. J. Harper.

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ORDER OF MERIT (OM)

The Order of Merit is an life-time achievement award bestowed on members with the rank of Corporal or higher. The recipients must have displayed exemplary conduct, dedication and loyalty to the unit. Typically, the recipient has constantly provided high services to the unit.

 

The Order of Merit should be considered the crowning achievement to their Service Record.

Recipients must be approved by the Battalion HQ and the OM can only bestowed once per individual.

The Order of Merit is typically awarded on the Unit's Anniversary Day, 17 November.

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DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER (DSO)

The Distinguished Service Order is bestowed on Officers and NCOs who are holding a command position, or a squadron leader position for at least one year. 

When the holder of the DSO reaches two years of command, the DSO will be upgraded to Bronze Oak Leaves. If the holder of the DSO reaches three years of command, the Bronze Oak Leaves are upgraded to Silver Oak Leaves. Upon 5 years, it gets upgraded to the Silver Rosette. And with the crowning achievement of the Gilded Rosette upon 8 years of active command.

Recipients cannot be recommended for the DSO, as it is automatically awarded once the requirements are met. 

Due to the criteria of the DSO, only members with the rank of Corporal or higher, who are in a Command or Squad Leader position, are eligible.

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ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (MBE)

The Order of the British Empire, with the class of Member of the British Empire, is bestowed on members, with the rank of Guardsman or Lance Corporal, as a life-time achievement for services and dedication to the unit.

 

The recipient must have displayed exemplary conduct, discipline, dedication and loyalty to the unit. The Recipient should be regarded as a role model for his/her fellow members and the MBE is the crowning achievement to his/her Service Record.

Recipients must be approved by the Battalion HQ and the MBE can only be bestowed once per individual.

The Order of the British Empire is typically awarded on the Unit's Anniversary Day, 17 November.

Or on the NYE award ceremony.

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TIER 2 GALLANTRY MEDALS

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MILITARY CROSS (MC)

The Military Cross is bestowed on Officers and NCOs, who have shown a highly successful command and leadership during active operations. Guardsmen who step in, in absence of their commander, and distinguished themselves are also eligible to receive the MC.

The recommendation for the MC can be issued by anyone of the rank of Guardsman or above. If the recommendation is rejected, it can still qualify for the Distinguished Service Medal if it meets it criteria.

The MC can be awarded up to three times per individual. For the second award, Bronze Oak Leaves are added to the ribbon. Should a third MC be awarded, the Bronze Oak Leaves are upgraded to the Silver Oak Leaves.

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QUEEN GALLANTRY MEDAL (QGM) - discontinued

The Queen Gallantry Medal was originally the third most prestigious gallantry award. Since the award system has been reworked, the QGM is discontinued and can no longer be rewarded. Recipients of the QGM, who received their medal before the rework, will not have their QGM revoked or replaced.

As there are active members within the unit, who are recipient of the QGM, the QGM is still ranked in the Order of Wear.

The Queen Gallantry Medal has been replaced by the Distinguished Service Medal, as the third highest gallantry medal.

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DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL (DSM)

The Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to Guardsmen and above for distinguished gallantry during active operations. The recipient must have shown significant acts of valor and bravery that does not reach the requirements for the GC.

The recommendation for the DCM can be issued by anyone of the rank of Guardsman or above. If the recommendation is rejected, it can still qualify for the Distinguished Conduct Medal if it meets it criteria.

The DSM can be awarded up to three times per individual. For the second award, Bronze Oak Leaves are added to the ribbon. Should a third DSM be awarded, the Bronze Oak Leaves are upgraded to the Silver Oak Leaves.

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DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL (DCM)

The Distinguished Conduct Medal is awarded to Guardsmen and above who have set an example of bravery and resourcefulness under fire. The recipient must have shown lesser acts of valor that still influenced the course of the operation, but not reach the requirements for the DSM. The recipient must have shown significant acts of valor and bravery that does not reach the requirements for the GC.

The recommendation for the DCM can be issued by anyone of the rank of Guardsman or above. If the recommendation is rejected, it can still qualify for the Military Medal if it meets it criteria.

The DCM can be awarded up to three times per individual. For the second award, Bronze Oak Leaves are added to the ribbon. Should a third DCM be awarded, the Bronze Oak Leaves are upgraded to the Silver Oak Leaves.

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MILITARY MEDAL (MM)

The Military Medal is awarded to Guardsmen and above for exemplary conducts or lesser acts of bravery in active operations, but necessarily under fire. The recipient must have shown merit not reaching the requirements for the DCM.

The recommendation for the MM can be issued by anyone of the rank of Guardsman or above. If the recommendation is rejected, there is no lower medal to be bestowed as the MM is the lowest Gallantry medal.

The MM can be awarded up to three times per individual. For the second award, Bronze Oak Leaves are added to the ribbon. Should a third MM be awarded, the Bronze Oak Leaves are upgraded to the Silver Oak Leaves.

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TIER 2 SERVICE MEDALS

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BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL (BEM)

The British Empire Medal is awarded to Guardsmen and above for meritorious services to the unit. It is considered the mid-tier service award. The recipient must have rendered non-combat related services in the benefit of the unit and its members. The BEM is considered for individuals who have been assisting on medium or higher unit=related projects and tasks.

The recommendation for the BEM can be issued by anyone of the rank of Guardsman or above. If the recommendation is rejected, it can still qualify for the George Medal if it meets it criteria.

The BEM can be awarded up to three times per individual. For the second award, Bronze Oak Leaves are added to the ribbon. Should a third BEM be awarded, the Bronze Oak Leaves are upgraded to the Silver Oak Leaves.

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GEORGE MEDAL (GM)

The George Medal is awarded to Guardsman and above for meritorious service to the unit. It is considered the low tier service award. The recipient must have rendered non-combat related services in the benefit of the unit and its members. The GM is considered for individuals who have been assisting on smaller unit-related projects and tasks. This also includes consistent assisting with seeding the server.

The recommendation for the GM can be issued by anyone of the rank of Guardsman or above. If the recommendation is rejected, there is no lower medal to be bestowed as the GM is the lowest Gallantry medal.

The GM can be awarded up to three times per individual. For the second award, Bronze Oak Leaves are added to the ribbon. Should a third GM be awarded, the Bronze Oak Leaves are upgraded to the Silver Oak Leaves.

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TIER 2 EFFICIENCY MEDALS

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ARMY WIRELESS AUXILIARY MEDAL (AWAM)

The Army Wireless Auxiliary Medal is awarded to Guardsman and above for combat actions performed as radioman. The AWAM is typically bestowed on radiomen who have displayed an excellent performance by keeping communication, and presented good communication skills. The actions for the AWAM are not restricted to combat / gallantry alone, although the AWAM can be awarded combined with a gallantry medal.

The AWAM can be awarded up to three times per individual. For the second award, Bronze Oak Leaves are added to the ribbon. Should a third AWAM be awarded, the Bronze Oak Leaves are upgraded to the Silver Oak Leaves.

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LIFE SAVING MEDAL (LSM)

The Life Saving Medal is awarded to Guardsman and above. The LSM is typically awarded to those who saved, or attempted to save the life of another and who placed themselves at imminent personal risk in doing so. It is not necessary to have performed first aid. The actions for the LSM are not restricted to combat / gallantry alone, although the LSM can be awarded combined with a gallantry medal.

The LSM can be awarded up to three times per individual. For the second award, Bronze Oak Leaves are added to the ribbon. Should a third LSM be awarded, the Bronze Oak Leaves are upgraded to the Silver Oak Leaves.

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TANK EFFICIENCY MEDAL (TEM)

The Tank Efficiency Medal is awarded to Guardsman and above. The TEM is typically bestowed on tank crewmembers and anti-tank gun personnel, who displayed an excellent performance in their assignments.

This includes but is not restricted to:

  • evacuating an armoured asset which is under heavy enemy fire

  • providing effective suppressing fire on enemy positions

  • Resilience in the face of enemy mechanized / armoured assets

  • ...

The TEM can be awarded up to three times per individual. For the second award, Bronze Oak Leaves are added to the ribbon. Should a third TEM be awarded, the Bronze Oak Leaves are upgraded to the Silver Oak Leaves.

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TIER 3 SERVICE MEDALS

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MEDAL FOR LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT (MLSGC)

The Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct is awarded to Guardsman and above who have been in good standing with the unit since enlisting and have served actively for a length determined to be no less than nine months.

Recipients cannot be recommended for the MLSGC, as it is automatically rewarded once the requirements are met. If inactive for a period of more than two month prior to award review date, the award will not be bestowed

The MLSGC can be awarded up to three times per individual. For the second award, Bronze Oak Leaves are added to the ribbon. Should a third MLSGC be awarded, the Bronze Oak Leaves are upgraded to the Silver Oak LeavesUpon 5 years, it gets upgraded to the Silver Rosette. And with the crowning achievement of the Gilded Rosette upon 8 years.

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MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL (MSM)

The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to Guardsman and above who have been in good standing with the unit since enlisting and have served actively for a length determined to be no less than three months.

 

Recipients cannot be recommended for the MSM, as it is automatically rewarded once the requirements are met. If inactive for a period of more than one month prior to award review date, the award will not be bestowed.

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GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL (GSM)

The General Service Medal is awarded to Guardsmen and above who have played a set amount of time on the unit's public server since enlisting.

Recipient cannot be recommended for the GSM, as it is automatically rewarded once the requirements are met.

The GSM will be awarded for playing 75 hours. Bronze Oak Leaves will be added to the ribbon for 100 hours, which will be upgraded to Silver Oak Leaves for playing 175 hours. When achieving 300 hours of playtime, the Silver Oak Leaves are upgraded to the Silver Rosette. For the most dedicated players, who played over 500 hours, the Silver Rosette is upgraded to the Gilded Rosette.

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DEFENSE MEDAL (DM)

The Defense Medal is awarded to Guardsmen and above who have attended an in-person unit meet up or LAN event. The event must be recognized as an official in-person unit event by the Battalion HQ.

Recipients cannot be recommended for the DM, as it is automatically rewarded once the requirements are met.

Per attended in-person event a NATO numerical device, indicating the number of attended events, is added to the ribbon.

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WAR MEDAL (WM)

The War Medal is awarded to Guardsmen and above who have completed a set amount of unit events or operations. To qualify for completion, the individual has to be present from start to finish of the event.

Recipients cannot be recommended for the WM, as it is automatically rewarded once the requirements are met.

The WM is awarded for completing five unit events. Bronze Oak Leaves are added to the ribbon for completing 20 unit events. The Bronze Oak Leaves are upgraded to Silver Oak Leaves for completing 50 unit events. Upon 100 events, it gets upgraded to the Silver Rosette. And with the crowning achievement of the Gilded Rosette when completing 250 events.

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TIER 4 CAMPAIGN MEDALS

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1939-1945 Star

The 1939 - 1945 Star is awarded to Guardsman and above for participation in Vanilla tournaments and/or campaigns.

The Star is bestowed upon completing the first campaign. In addition, the Campaign's Clasp will be added to the medal. When completing other campaigns, the clasps will be added on the medal. 

 

The number of completed Vanilla Campaigns/tournaments is displayed on the ribbon with a Numerical Device.

The Recipients cannot be recommended for the 1939-1945 Star, as it is automatically rewarded once the requirements are met.

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France-Germany Star

The France-Germany Star is awarded to Guardsman and above for participation in One-Life/Realism campaigns.

The Star is bestowed upon completing the first campaign. In addition, the Campaign's Clasp will be added to the medal. When completing other campaigns, the clasps will be added on the medal. 

 

The number of completed One-Life/Realism Campaigns is displayed on the ribbon with a Numerical Device.

The Recipients cannot be recommended for the 1939-1945 Star, as it is automatically rewarded once the requirements are met.

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Africa Star

The Africa Star will be awarded to Guardsmen and above, who completed and won major campaign set in the North African Theatre. 

This medal is currently is currently under development and is not bestowed on any members.

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TIER 5 OTHER MEDALS

King George VI Jubilee Medal (JM)

The King George VI Jubilee Medal is awarded to members, who hold the minimum rank of guardsman, on the anniversary day of the Unit, the 17th of November.
The recipient must have met all of the following criteria during the year:

  • Hold the rank of Guardsman or higher

  • Recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, or the equivalent of three months of active duty

  • Recipient of the War Medal, or the equivalent of five completed unit events

  • Holders of Knighthoods, the VC, GC and OM are exempt of the mentioned criteria above.

When a member has fulfilled the criteria, he/she will be inducted in that year’s class. A member can only be inducted in one class, the class of year the medal was awarded.

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King's Medal for Champion Shot (KMCS) 

The King's Medal for Champion Shot is awarded to the annual winner of the shooting competition, held on the unit's anniversary date. 

The winner must hold at least the rank of Guardsman, and must have reached the highest score on all three stages of the competition.

Winners of the competition are not allowed to participate in the next year's event, in order to allow other members to show their skills.

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King's Medal Of Freedom (KMOF) 

The King's Medal Of Freedom is an prestigious award presented to foreign enlisted men and officers, for services provided to the [6thGA].

Typically the KMOF is awarded to long-standing partners, with whom there is a well-established and respectful relationship. In such cases, the award is presented to either the commanding officer, the executive officer, the event organizer, or a multitude

The KMOF is also awarded to members of foreign units, who fought with distinction along side the [6thGA], which actions would merit a gallantry award equal to a DSM or higher.

The KMOF is the only medal that cannot be awarded to any member of the [6thGA].

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Tier 1 Gallantry & Knighthoods
Tier 2 Service Medals
Tier 2 Gallantry Medals
Tier 2 Efficiency Medals
Tier 3 Service Medals
Tier 4 Campaign Medals
Tier 5 Other Medals
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