Badge of Honour

The Badge of Honour or Queen's Certificate and Badge of Honour is a civil award presented by the governments of British Overseas Territories. Established in 1928, it was presented to recognize loyal and valuable service by native chiefs and other non-European dignitaries within the British Empire.[3] It is currently awarded for meritorious services to the local community of an exceptional or outstanding nature.[1] The Certificate and Badge of Honour continues to be awarded in Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands, the Cayman Islands, and Bermuda.[4][5][6][7]

Queen's Certificate and Badge of Honour
Badge of Honour ribbon
Ribbon of the badge
Awarded by British Overseas Territories governments
TypeCivil decoration
Awarded forMeritorious services to the community of an exceptional or outstanding nature[1]
Order of Wear
Next (higher)Queen's Medal for Chiefs[2]
Next (lower)Campaign Medals and Stars[2]

Notable recipients


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  2. ^ a b "No. 62529". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 January 2019. p. 327.
  3. ^ Orders and Medals: The Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society, Volumes 18-19. Orders & Medals Research Society. 1979. p. 297.
  4. ^ "Gibraltar Chronicle - The Independent Daily First Published 1801". 2013-04-20. Archived from the original on 1 January 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Nominations invited for Falklands award - News articles - Inside Government". GOV.UK. 2013-05-15. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Governor of the Cayman Islands invites nominations for honours - News articles - Inside Government". GOV.UK. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2013". Archived from the original on 1 January 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  8. ^ a b Mackay, James; Mussell, John W., eds. (2004). The Medal Yearbook 2004. Devon, UK: Token Publishing Ltd. p. 276. ISBN 9781870192620.
Austrian Decoration for Science and Art

The Austrian Decoration for Science and Art (German: Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen für Wissenschaft und Kunst) is a state decoration of the Republic of Austria and forms part of the national honours system of that country.

Axel Schimpf

Axel Schimpf (born 1 October 1952) is a retired Vizeadmiral (vice admiral) of the German Navy.

Badge of Honour of the Bundeswehr

The Decorations of Honour of the Bundeswehr (German: Ehrenzeichen der Bundeswehr) are a series of military decorations of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. These honours and awards were introduced in 1980 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Bundeswehr by then Minister of Defence Hans Apel and subsequently approved by President of the Federal Republic Karl Carstens.

The first awards were made on November 6, 1980. In 2008, the decorations were updated and received three grades exclusively reserved for heroic deeds. The new awards were the result of a petition by German citizens to restore the order of the Iron Cross.

Claudia Nystad

Claudia Nystad (née Künzel, born 1 February 1978) is a German top-level woman cross-country skier. She was born in Zschopau, East Germany, and represents the sports club WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal. Besides her civilian sports career, she serves as a sports soldier with the German Federal Armed Forces.

European Champion Clubs' Cup

The European Champion Clubs' Cup, also known as Coupe des Clubs Champions Européens, or simply the European Cup, is a trophy awarded annually by UEFA to the football club that wins the UEFA Champions League. The competition in its older format shared its name with the trophy, being also known as the European Cup, before being renamed for the 1992–93 season onwards.

Several different physical trophies have had the name, as a club was entitled to keep the cup after five wins or three consecutive wins, with a new cup having to be forged for the following season.

FIFA Club World Cup

The FIFA Club World Cup is an international men's association football competition organised by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The tournament officially assigns the world title. The competition was first contested in 2000 as the FIFA Club World Championship. It was not held between 2001 and 2004 due to a combination of factors, most importantly the collapse of FIFA's marketing partner International Sport and Leisure. Since 2005, the competition has been held every year, and has been hosted by Brazil, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco. The FIFA Club World Cup's prestige is perceived quite differently in different parts of the football world; it struggles to attract interest in most of Europe, and it is the object of heated debate in Brazil and Argentina.

The first FIFA Club World Championship took place in Brazil in 2000. It ran in parallel with the Intercontinental Cup, a competition played by representatives clubs of most developed continents in the football world, or the winners of UEFA champions league (UEFA) and the Copa Libertadores (CONMEBOL), first contested in 1960 and recognized in the aftermath (in 2017) by FIFA as a competition assignee of official world title. In 2005, the Intercontinental Cup was merged with the FIFA Club World Championship, and in 2006, the tournament was renamed as the FIFA Club World Cup. As required by the regulations, a representative from FIFA present the winner of the World Cup with the FIFA Club World Cup trophy and with a FIFA World Champions certificate.The current format of the tournament involves seven teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation over a period of about two weeks; the winners of that year's AFC Champions League (Asia), CAF Champions League (Africa), CONCACAF Champions League (North America), Copa Libertadores (South America), OFC Champions League (Oceania) and UEFA Champions League (Europe), along with the host nation's national champions, participate in a straight knock-out tournament. The host nation's national champions contest a play-off against the Oceania champions, from which the winner joins the champions of Asia, Africa and North America at the quarter-finals. The quarter-final winners go on to face the European and South American champions, who enter at the semi-final stage, for a place in the final.

Real Madrid hold the record for most victories, winning the competition four times. Corinthians' inaugural victory remains the best result from a host nation's national league champions. Teams from Spain have won the tournament seven times, the most for any nation. The current champions are Spain's Real Madrid, who defeated Al-Ain 4–1 in the final of the 2018 edition, to win their fourth title in the competition and to become the first team ever to win it three years in a row and four times in total in the tournament's history.

Falk Balzer

Falk Balzer (born 14 December 1973 in Leipzig) is a former German hurdler best known for winning the silver medal at the 1998 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. A son of former East German hurdler Karin Balzer he represented his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Between 1994 and 1997, Balzer studied philosophy and psychology, then German and history until 2004, when he was awarded a Master's degree. He also studied law as a minor subject between 1999–2003. During his studies, he was part of the Bundeswehr Frankenberg sports promotion group from 1997 until 2000. In his last year, he was awarded the Cross of Honour of the Bundeswehr in silver.

Gordon R. Sullivan

Gordon Russell Sullivan (born September 25, 1937) is a retired United States Army general, who served as the 32nd Chief of Staff of the Army and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Sullivan also served as acting Secretary of the Army.

After retiring from the army, Sullivan served as the president and chief executive of the Association of the United States Army for 18 years, from 1998 through June 30, 2016. He also served as the chairman of the board of trustees of Norwich University until 2016, and serves as chairman of the boards of The Army Historical Foundation and also the Marshall Legacy Project.

Harald Kujat

Harald Kujat (born 1 March 1942) is a retired German General of the Luftwaffe. He served as Chief of Staff of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, from 2000 to 2002, and as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 2002 to 2005.

IHF Referee's Badge of Honour

The Referee’s Badge of Honour is awarded at three levels: bronze, silver and gold.

John Abizaid

John Philip Abizaid (born April 1, 1948) is a United States Army general and former U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) commander who is currently the United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Abizaid is 49 years of service. As of 2007, Abizaid is employed as a fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He assumed the Distinguished Chair of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point in December 2007. Abizaid was appointed to the board of directors of RPM International on January 24, 2008, and also sits on the board of directors of the Defense Ventures Group. In 2008 he was selected as a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College.On November 13, 2018, he was nominated as the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He was confirmed by the United States Senate as Ambassador on April 10, 2019 and sworn in on April 30, 2019. Abizaid formally presented his credentials to King Salman on June 16, 2019.

Klaus Naumann

Klaus Naumann (born 25 May 1939 in Munich) is a retired German General, who served as Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, from 1991 to 1996, and as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 1996 to 1999, succeeding the British general Richard Frederick Vincent, Baron Vincent of Coleshill. He testified against Slobodan Milošević in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He attended as a course member the Royal College of Defence Studies in London.

Lyman Lemnitzer

Lyman Louis Lemnitzer (August 29, 1899 – November 12, 1988) was a United States Army general, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962. He then served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1963 to 1969.

Manfred Nielson

Manfred Nielson (born February 25, 1955 in Dorsten, Germany), is an admiral of the German Navy currently serving as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia.

Order of Honour (Russia)

The Order of Honour (Russian: орден Почёта, tr. orden Pachyota) is a state order of the Russian Federation established by Presidential Decree No. 442 of March 2, 1994 to recognise high achievements in government, economic, scientific, sociocultural, public, sport and charitable activities. Its statute was amended by decree No. 19 of January 6, 1999 and more lately by decree No. 1099 of January 7, 2010 which defined its present status.

It should not be confused with the Soviet Order of the Badge of Honour, although the current order maintains continuity with it.

Order of the Badge of Honour

The Order of the Badge of Honour (Russian: орден «Знак Почёта») was a civilian award of the Soviet Union.

It was established on 25 November 1935, and was conferred on citizens of the USSR for outstanding achievements in production, scientific research and social, cultural and other forms of social activity; for promotion of economic, scientific, technological, cultural and other ties between the USSR and other countries; and also for significant contribution to basic and applied research.

The order was awarded 1,574,368 times.

The "Order of the Badge of Honour" was replaced by the "Order of Honour" (Russian: Орден Почёта) by a Decree of the Presidium of the USSR on 28 December 1988. Following the USSR dissolution, it was replaced by the "Order of Honour" of the Russian Federation, established by Presidential Decree no. 442 of 2 March 1994.

Vasilyev Brothers State Prize of the RSFSR

The Vasilyev Brothers State Prize of the RSFSR was an annual State Prize established by the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR in 1965. Three Vasilyev Brothers prizes were awarded annually from 1966 until 1990 for cinematographic works of all kinds (fiction, documentary, non-fiction and animated) and for work by screenwriters, directors, actors, cameramen, artists, sound engineers and consultants. A winner was awarded the title "Laureate of RSFSR State Prize" and was presented with a diploma and badge of honour.

The Vasilyev brothers were two unrelated Russian Soviet film directors, Georgi Vasiliev (Russian: Георгий Николаевич Васильев, 1899 – 1946) and Sergei Vasiliev (Russian: Сергей Дмитриевич Васильев, 1900 – 1959).

Wolfgang Schneiderhan (general)

Wolfgang Schneiderhan (born 26 July 1946) is a German general who served as Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, from 2002 to 2009.

Royal family

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