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  1. Rats! That's a shame...
  2. Medals for generals...

  3. Excellent.... many congratulations on netting the elusive beastie!
  4. Malawi Medals

    Nice, Ilya - but it ought to be on a dark blue ribbon with white edges, the dark red ribbon is for army awards. This one was awarded during the presidencey of Joyce Banda (no relation to H.K. Banda!) who held office 2012-2014. First one I've seen with her picture on it.
  5. Thank you, Nick, that's appreciated. Something to keep me busy
  6. Very nice, Nick, thank you for sharing. May I be cheeky and ask if you'd permit me to use these images (with acknowledgement, of course) on my website?
  7. New Order for Tonga

    Here's a recent picture of King Toupu VI, who was giving a speech to the Tongan parliament this week.
  8. I do hope the courage of ordinary people in the face of mindless criminality will be marked by awards - there are several stories worthy of at least a George Medal. However, I think we should consider the establishment of a terrorism-specific award on the lines of the Spanish Royal Order for Civil Recognition of the Victims of Terrorism (Real Orden de Reconocimiento Civil a las Víctimas del Terrorismo). Oddly enough a Spanish man who demonstrated great bravery by taking on one of the criminals with a skateboard and sadly lost his life has been awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit by his home nation instead.
  9. Nice! Thank you for sharing, Frank...
  10. Medals for generals...

    Thanks for the information, Frank. Never mind the CIA, I'm interested
  11. I'd agree: St Michael and St George.
  12. Fascinating thread - finding out about these modern awards can be very difficult!
  13. At work - I'll see what I can dig up when I get home!
  14. The Order of Democracy of Simon Bolivar (Orden de la Democracia Simón Bolívar), to give the beast its full name, was insitituted in 1980 and is awarded in six classes (Grand Cross with Gold Star, Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight) for 'extraordinary services to Colombia'. This would be the top class, I imagine (except they have taken to calling it 'Grand Cross with Collar' now): a delight to see such a set - haven't managed to find images for my website yet, alas.