Jan 092014

Royal Victorian Order

The Royal Victorian Order (French: Ordre royal de Victoria) is a dynastic order of knighthood recognising distinguished personal service to the order’s Sovereign, currently the reigning monarch of the Commonwealth realms, any members of their family, or any viceroy. Established in 1896, the order’s chapel is the Savoy Chapel, its official day is 20 June, and its motto is Victoria, alluding to the society’s founder, Queen Victoria. There are no limits on the number honoured, and admission remains the personal gift of the monarch, with each of the organisation’s five grades and one medal with three levels representing different levels of service. While all honoured receive the ability to use the prescribed styles of the order—the top two levels grant titles of knighthood, and all accord distinct post-nominal letters—the Royal Victorian Order’s precedence amongst other honours differs from realm to realm, and admission to some grades may be barred by government policy. Though similarly named, the Royal Victorian Order is not related to the Royal Victorian Chain.







Regimental Awards

Lt Gen Sir David House – KCVO

Col RA St.G Martin – KCVO

Sir James Tidmarsh MBE (Lately Lord Lieutenant of Bristol) – KCVO

Maj Gen GH Mills – CVO

Capt CCLO Owen – MVO

Sourced from Wikipedia and the RGJRA  http://www.rgjassociation.info

original source from www.thegazette.co.uk