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It's been a while since I bothered anyone with British Great War leader ribbon questions (Jellicoe, last year).  What is the ribbon between the Royal Victorian Order and the Sudan medal ribbon on the top row? My Spinks doesn't seem to show it.

 

It also appears on the second portrait

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Honours[edit]

The following table shows the honours awarded to Haig:

Order of the Thistle UK ribbon.png Knight of the Order of the Thistle (KT) 31 July 1917[64]:1720
Order of the Bath UK ribbon.png Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) 3 June 1915[297]
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) 3 June 1913[298]
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) 27 September 1901[299]
Order of Merit (Commonwealth realms) ribbon.png Member of the Order of Merit (OM) 3 June 1919[300]
Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) 15 August 1916[301]
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) 25 June 1909[302]
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) 1904[64]:562
Order of the Indian Empire Ribbon.svg Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE) 12 December 1911[303]
Ribbon - King George V Coronation Medal.png Delhi Durbar Medal 1911[304]
Queens Sudan Medal BAR.svg Queen's Sudan Medal [305]
Queens South Africa Medal 1899-1902 ribbon.png Queen's South Africa Medal, clasps: Paardeberg, Driefontein,
Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast, Relief of Kimberley, Elandslaagte
[306]
Kings South Africa Medal BAR.svg King's South Africa Medal, clasps: South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 [307]
1914 Star BAR.svg 1914 Star and clasp [308]
British War Medal BAR.svg British War Medal [308]
Ribbon - Victory Medal.png World War I Victory Medal [308]
Legion Honneur GC ribbon.svg Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour (France) 24 February 1916[309] (Grand Officer – 15 May 1915)[310]
Grand Crest Ordre de Leopold.png Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold (Belgium) 24 February 1916[311]
Cavaliere di gran Croce Regno SSML BAR.svg Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (Italy) 14 September 1916[312]
ME Order of Danilo I Cross BAR.svg 1st Class of the Order of Prince Danilo I (Montenegro) 31 October 1916[313]
Order of the Karađorđe's Star with Swords rib.png Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Karađorđe's Star with Swords (Serbia), Military division 10 September 1918[314]
JPN Toka-sho BAR.svg Grand Cordon with Paulownia Flowers of the Order of the Rising Sun (Japan) 9 November 1918[315]
Order of Michael the Brave ribbon.svg 1st Class of the Order of Michael the Brave (Romania) 20 September 1919[316]
OrderStGeorge4cl rib.png 4th Class of the Order of St. George (Russia) 1 June 1917[317]
U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg Distinguished Service Medal (United States) 1918[318]
Milos Obilic Bravery Medal - gold (Serbia) - ribbon bar.png Obilitch Medal in Gold (Montenegro) 31 October 1916[313]
Ruban de la Croix de guerre 1914-1918.png Croix de guerre (France) 21 April 1917[319]
BEL Croix de Guerre WW1 ribbon.svg Croix de guerre (Belgium) 11 March 1918[320]
Khedives Sudan Medal 1897.png Khedive's Sudan Medal with clasps: The Atbara, Khartoum (Khedivate of Egypt) 1898[305]

Just look which ribbons fits the row on his chest.

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Queen Victoria moved Jubilee and similar medals (Coronations etc) up the list and decreed they should be worn before campaign medals.  So pre WWI the Durbar medal should be before campaign medals as per the picture.  George V changed this some time before the end of WWI and moved Jubilee etc medals back to after campaign medals

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