WALSINGHAM GUARD AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

 

 

Qualification Devices
authorized for wear on the Walsingham Guard Uniforms

 

Clergy Badge

Clergy Badge
Prelates of the Patriarchal Household

Clergy Badge
Abbots

Clergy Badge
Bishops

Clergy Badge
Electoral Bishops

Lifeguard Qualification Brevet
Silver - Guardsmen
Gold - Officer and NCO

The following badges may be authorized in recognition of prior training, experience, and qualifications.
One qualification badge of a NATO country may additionally be worn over the right uniform pocket.

Aviation Brevet
Pilot

Aviation Brevet
Flight Officer

Aviation Brevet
Flight Surgeon

Aviation Brevet
Air Crew

Maritime Brevet
Patrol Boat Commander

Maritime Brevet
Patrol Boat Officer

Maritime Brevet
Maritime Medical Officer

Maritime Brevet
Patrol Boat Crew

Airborne Brevet

Radio Operations Brevet

Medical Brevet
Medical Officer

Medical Brevet
Health Support Officer

Medical Brevet
Health Support Technician

Diver Brevet

Diving Medical Officer Brevet

 

Ecclesiastical and State Orders
authorized for wear on the Walsingham Guard Uniforms

 

Order of the Golden Spurs

Order of Pius IX

Order of St. Gregory the Great

Order of St. Sylvester

Benemerenti Medal

Medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice

The Most Honorable Legion of the Eagle, Hereditary Companion of Justice
(Jewel and buttonhole ribbon)

The Most Honorable Legion of the Eagle, ad vitam Companion
(Medal and buttonhole ribbon)

Royal Order of St. Stephen (Grand Cross/Grand Collar)

Royal Order of St. Stephen (Knight/Dame)

Sacred Order of Mary Immaculate (Division of Justice)
Knight/Dame
Commander
Grand Cross
Bailiff Grand Cross

Sacred Order of Mary Immaculate (Division of Honor and Service)
Knight/Dame
Commander
Grand Cross
Bailiff Grand Cross

Sacred Order of Mary Immaculate (Division of Grace)
Knight/Dame
Commander
Grand Cross

Imperial Teutonic Order (Patriarchal Grand Bailiwick and Grand Priories)

Crown Order of Westphalia


Medal Drape


Companion Aide-de-Camp Collar


Companion and Sergeant Collarette

Noble Company of St. Mary of Walsingham

 

Walsingham Guard Decorations

 

St. Stephen's Cross
(for exceptional heroism above and beyond the call of duty at great risk to self)
The postnominals are SC.


(miniature badge for wear above medals with evening dress)

Florentine Service Order
(for distinguished service in a volunteer or clerical capacity to humanity on a global, national, or local level, or to the Patriarchate.)

The red of the ribbon is the color of martyrdom, and the yellow is the color of heavenly victory, in diagonal stripes like the stole of a deacon, all in honor of St. Stephen the Deacon & Protomartyr. On the ribbon is a bar with the abbreviation "Pro D.N.J.C.," meaning "For Our Lord Jesus Christ."
The postnominals are "FSO."

FSO Page >


Neck decoration.

Order of Merit of St. Stephen and Our Lady of Walsingham
(confered upon Companions of the Florentine Service Order in recognition of exceptional personal merit. Membership is limited to no more than 10 living members.)
The postnominals are "OMSW."

OSMW Page >

Patriarchate of St. Stephen Pilgrim's Cross
(awarded for completion of a Pilgrimage to the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.)

Walsingham Guard Distinguished Service Medal
(for distinguished service in furtherance of the mission of the Guard and the Patriarchate)
Awarded with gold palm for heroism or lifesaving at risk to self.

Walsingham Guard Commendation Medal
(for exceptional service in the performance of duty)
Awarded with gold palm for lifesaving not at risk to self.

Medal of Humanitarian Service
(for outstanding service in humanitarian operations)

Combat Action Ribbon
(in recognition of military, law enforcement, or security service requiring escalated use of force and resulting in personal injury in line of duty.)

Walsingham Guard Service Medal
(awarded after four years of honorable service)

Patriarchal Citation
(awarded to a unit, an individual, or a team for outstanding and distinguished performance of duty)

Walsingham Guard Meritorious Commendation
(awarded to a unit, an individual, or a team for exceptional performance of duty)

The Patriarchal Citation and the WG Meritorious Commendation are surrounded by a gold frame if the award is made to a unit. However, those receiving the awards individually, even if they also receive them as part of a unit, do not use the frame.
Members of the Guard who hold the distinction of "Gentleman of His Holiness" may display the insignia of the Order of the Golden Spurs surrounded by a gold frame as 'ex officio' Knights of that Order.

Chaplain's Field Service Ribbon
(in recognition of qualifying field service as a chaplain)

The Patriarchal Citation, the WG Meritorious Commendation, and the Chaplain's Field Service Ribbon may be given with an "O" device if the award is made for operations.

Field Service Deployment Ribbon
(in recognition of deployment in qualifying emergency response action.)

Maritime Service Ribbon
(in recognition of maritime or coastal service related to qualifying emergency response action.)

Air Service Ribbon
(in recognition of aerial service in qualifying emergency response action.)

Military Deployment Ribbon
(in recognition of deployment with allied military forces in qualifying emergency response action.)

Subsequent awards of decorations other than the Florentine Service Order, the Walsingham Guard Service Medal, ribbons denoting time in service, the Pilgrim's Cross, and service stars or other medals/ribbons for a specific action, are denoted by oak leaf clusters. A second award is indicated by a bronze oak leaf. A silver oak leaf indicates a third award, and a gold oak leaf indicates a fourth award.


Full Size - Miniature

September 11th Service Star
(for service in any action from 11 September 2001 to 11 September 2002 in response to the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania, USA.

The design of the ribbon is based on the pattern of three torteaux of the coat of arms of Baldwin II, King of Jerusalem, with metallic gold crosses added to them, and in the overall colors of the Walsingham Guard.

Walsingham Guard 50-year Service Ribbon
(awarded after 50 cummulative years of honorable and loyal service.)
Three gold stars may be added to the WG Service Medal when the full-size or miniature medal is worn.

Walsingham Guard 40-year Service Ribbon
(awarded after 40 cummulative years of honorable and loyal service.)
Two gold stars may be added to the WG Service Medal when the full-size or miniature medal is worn.

Walsingham Guard 30-year Service Ribbon
(awarded after 30 cummulative years of honorable and loyal service.)
A single gold star may be added to the WG Service Medal when the full-size or miniature medal is worn.

Walsingham Guard 20-year Service Ribbon
(awarded after 20 cummulative years of honorable and loyal service.)
A single silver star may be added to the WG Service Medal when the full-size or miniature medal is worn.

Walsingham Guard 10-year Service Ribbon
(awarded after 10 cummulative years of honorable and loyal service.)
A single bronze star may be added to the WG Service Medal when the full-size or miniature medal is worn.

Imperial Distinguished Scout of the Holy Roman Empire
(awarded to those who have earned a youth or adult religious emblem within the World Brotherhood of Scouting and completed other service requirements.)

Imperial Scout of the Holy Roman Empire
(awarded to those who have earned a youth or adult religious emblem and the highest youth award of a program within the World Brotherhood of Scouting.)

Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
(in recognition of qualifying expert rifle or pistol marksmanship under the supervision of an approved instructor on a course of record.)

The Expert Marksmanship Ribbon is worn with the appropriate device(s) of crossed pistols and/or crossed rifles.

External Scouting Award
(one external Scouting award may be worn.)

Foreign Awards
(decorations awarded by Great Britain, Italy, the United States, and other NATO countries may be worn on the Walsingham Guard uniform, but are worn after all decorations of the Patriarchate and the Walsingham Guard.)

 

 

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