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A civil decoration is a decoration awarded to civilians for distinguished service. Military personnel might also be eligible for services of a non-military nature. Purely civilian decorations are relatively few; general purpose orders with a civilian division are more common.

There are several forms of civil decorations:

On everyday occasions, only miniature insignia, often in the form of a circular rosette, are normally worn.

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A civil decoration is a decoration awarded to civilians for distinguished service. Military personnel might also be eligible for services of a non-military nature. Purely civilian decorations are relatively few; general purpose orders with a civilian division are more common.

There are several forms of civil decorations:

  • Orders of chivalry, usually in several classes, for distinguished services to the government, the community, the society or humanity. One example would be the British Order of St. Michael and St. George;
  • Awards for distinguished service in the police, firefighting and other services, usually as a medal on a ribbon;
  • Awards for long service in the police, firefighting and other services, usually as a medal on a ribbon.

On everyday occasions, only miniature insignia, often in the form of a circular rosette, are normally worn.

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