Distinguished Service Order

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Related to Distinguished Service Order: Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Military Cross
  • noun

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a British military decoration for special service in action

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Crossley was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on August 20, only to be shot down again on August 25.
During his tenure in the Army, which began in 1942, Sweeney received numerous awards and decorations, including two Distinguished Service Medals, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm and the Vietnam Army Distinguished Service Order.
Before his career with HSBC, the Scottish-born Sir William received a commission in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in 1951 and he was awarded a Distinguished Service Order for his actions with UN forces in Korea.
The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel John EH Davies, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and was the only officer commanding a Welsh unit in World War One to retain his command throughout its natural tenure," said Stephen Lyons of the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance Research Group "He became Chief Surgeon for St John Cymru Wales, as did his second in command, Major Andrew Woodroffe Anderson.
He fought at Gallipoli, where he was wounded, and at Passchendaele, winning a Distinguished Service Order in 1918.
Guy was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, the Croix de Guerre and the George medal.
Brigadier Robert Bruce, who was Commander of Task Force Helmand, is to receive the Distinguished Service Order.
By the time of his death on 19 September 1944, Gibson had been awarded the Victoria Cross, as well as bars to his Distinguished Service Order and his Distinguished Flying Cross.
After sinking the German destroyer S116 three weeks later, Horton was given the Distinguished Service Order and served in submarines for the duration of the war.
His Distinguished Service Order medal for conspicuous gallantry and initiative was earned during the operations east of Solesmes from the October 23-26 1918.
His actions, which shocked the insurgents so much they withdrew, earned him the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), the second-highest military honour for active service.
He also wears a Distinguished Service Order although the Grenadier Guards - who he claims to have left in 1984 - have only been awarded one, in 2011.
Lt Col Kitson was last year awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for leadership in combat during the Afghanistan conflict.
They include the Distinguished service Order and Distinguished Flying Cross (above).
Sergeant Major Karl Ley, who is to receive the George Medal for conspicuous gallantry for service in Afghanistan Picture: CPL STEVE BLAKE Lieutenant Craig Shephard, left, and Lieutenant Colonel Charles Walker, from the 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards, who received the Military Cross and the Distinguished Service Order respectively Picture: SGT IAN FORSYTH
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