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Guyana became independent from the UK in 1966, but did not institute her own orders until becoming a Republic in 1970.

The highest order, awarded in a single class, is the Order of Excellence of Guyana. It is awarded to up to 25 living citizens of the Republic for distinction and eminence in any field of endeavour of national or international importance. Foreigners may receive honorary awards.

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Guyana became independent from the UK in 1966, but did not institute her own orders until becoming a Republic in 1970.

The highest order, awarded in a single class, is the Order of Excellence of Guyana. It is awarded to up to 25 living citizens of the Republic for distinction and eminence in any field of endeavour of national or international importance. Foreigners may receive honorary awards.

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Gentlemen,

Guyana is not an African country!.

Regards,

Dragomir

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Gentlemen,

Guyana is not an African country!.

Regards,

Dragomir

Guyana is not, unfortunately. But the pics are beautiful. Thank you so much, Megan!

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Momentary aberation caused by dearly beloved shouting that dinner was ready! Not usually quite so geographically challenged :)

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To clarify Guyana, which is to the east of Venezuela, was the originally The British Colonies of Essequebo and Demerara and Berbice (all rum lovers will know the middle name) which were formerly Dutch colonies taken by the British in 1796 after the merger of Berbice and Essequebo and Demerara in 1831 the colony became known as British Guiana and remained so until Independence. Although Guyana is part of South America for cricket purposed it is considered part of the West Indies and test matches are held at Georgetown (which are inevitably rained off) two of Guyana's famous sons are the fat bowler Joel Garner and the late MP for Tottenham Bernie Grant (who many of our ex police members will consider as infamous to say the least).

All the best,

Paul

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Interesting... but it's the ODM I want to find out about, and there is very little information 'out there' to be found... let alone images :(

More as I do find it, though...

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Sorry Megan,

I only put the post in for the point of clarification as it had originally been put in the wrong place. We had some Guyana material in our last auction in the miniature section (lot 475) but alas we did not illustrate but some good news for you for future sales while our catalogues will be selective on illustrations in the hard catalogues, the on line versions we will attampt (within reason) to illustrate much more and as an old friend if there is ever anything that you would like to have a specific illustration of you only have ask and it will be done.

All the best,

Paul

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So far I have the Independence Medal and the Fire Service Meritorious Service Medal up on my site, & there's a Prison Service Distinguished Service Star awaiting a black background.... but that's about it.

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The Chief of Staff has authorised the issuance of the fiftieth anniversary Medal to commemorate the fiftieth year of existence of the Guyana Defence Force.

The Medal embodies the Theme “Commemorating the Past, Celebrating the Present, Carving the Future”.

This medal is granted to honour all Officers, Warrant Officers, Non –Commissioned Officers and soldiers who have honourable serve and are on active duty in the Guyana Defence Force as at the 1st November, 2015.

The Guyana Defence Force expressed full confidence in your service and professionalism.

SIGNED ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN AT DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS, BASE CAMP AYANGANNA. 

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CHIEF OF STAFF , BRIGADIER PATRICK WEST

 

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