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OK, I suppose this will be 'duck soup' for our British members.  What Orders, specifically neck decorations/collars, breast stars and medals does George V wear on his Fleet Admiral and Field Marshal rigs?

I'm guessing the neck gongs are the Military Bath GC and the collar is the Victorian Order, but who can see well enough to know for sure?

The breast stars here are the Garter and the Military Bath GC; On his Fleet Admiral uniform he often wore the Star of India star and another breast star I can't make out.

The medal bar appears to have some very odd/rare things.

 

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Thanks, Japan X. These are much better. I am confident that the collar is the GCVO but the upper neck order could be a Grand Commander of the Order of the Bath or a Guelphic Order.  I'd guess the former.

Medal bar?  I can guess a few. I see a St George/St Michael and Victorian Order, and perhaps a Star of India; Probably a Military Bath at the far left. AT this date, near the right, he'd have 'pip, squeak and Wilfred', the WW1 trio, wouldn't he?

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1 minute ago, Great Dane said:

... I assume he was Grand Cross in all of them.

Naturally. 

This is his Star of India full size set (circa 1911).

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Gentlemen,

An attempt at identifying the first image medal bar:

  1. Order of the Bath Military
  2. Order of the Star of India
  3. Order of St. Michael & St. George
  4. Order of Indian Empire
  5. Royal Victorian Order
  6. Order of British Empire
  7. Imperial Service Order
  8. 1914-15 Star
  9. Great War Medal
  10. Great War Victory Medal
  11. 1887 Jubilee Medal + 1897 Clasp
  12. 1902 Coronation

Kind regards,

Owain

 

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oamotme: That's impressive!  I can't make them all out but that's the answer for now. Thank you. I will have to research that Imperial Service Order. Haven't seen one and want to know more about it. I'll get me Spinks out.

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23 hours ago, filfoster said:

P.F., thanks for this picture. This seems to follow the medals suggested by Oamotme, no?

Yes, I believe so. 

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P.F.,

Thanks for the clearer picture  - I think my ID's are correct. By the way the 'collar' is not a 'collar' rather it is the Royal Victorian Chain and I believe the neck badge is the Order of the Bath (Military Division) to accompany the lower breast star.

Regards,

Owain 

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1 hour ago, oamotme said:

P.F.,

Thanks for the clearer picture  - I think my ID's are correct. By the way the 'collar' is not a 'collar' rather it is the Royal Victorian Chain and I believe the neck badge is the Order of the Bath (Military Division) to accompany the lower breast star.

Regards,

Owain 

Thanks, that seems the proper identifications.

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21 hours ago, oamotme said:

 By the way the 'collar' is not a 'collar' rather it is the Royal Victorian Chain ...

George V's Royal Victorian Chain ;) 

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He got it on August 9, 1902.

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Yes. So, altogether, George V is wearing some pretty unique stuff, befitting his status as monarch and also making it pretty tough to recreate, at a reasonable cost, for a display.

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