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Distinguished Service Cross GV

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The Distinguished Service Cross or DSC̴Ì_was originally instituted as the Conspicuous Service Cross in June 1901 for award to Warrant and subordinate officers of the Royal Navy where were ineligible for the DSO.

It was renamed in October 1914 and opened to all naval officers below the rank of Lieutenant Commander. The bar to signify a second award was authorised in 1916 and a rosette is worn on the ribbon when ribbons alone are worn to denote the bar.

In 1931 the award was opened to officers of the Merchant Navy and in 1940 Army and RAF officers serving on board naval vessels also became eligible. Since 1945 fewer than 100 DSC's have been awarded. In 1993 the award was made eligible to all ranks following the honours system review and the abolishing of the DSM. From 1940 onwards the date of award was engraved on the reverse and from 1983 the recipients details have also been officially engraved.

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'Medal Mounting Options' refers to the ready to wear mounting service for all medals. By default, most medals are supplied on a loose piece of medal ribbon. If you would like your medal to be able to be pinned on to a garment for wearing, you will need to select the relevant option on each medal page. Our team of tailors work tirelessly to mount medals court or swing style to the exacting standards required by our British Armed Forces. 

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Medal Engraving:

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For civilian medals, typically the first name and surname would be engraved in full. It is important to note the some medals engraved on the reverse - this applied mainly to commemorative medals. This is not an option that you choose - this is determined by the issuer or protocol.

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