Distinguished Service Order

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a discontinued military decoration used throughout the United Kingdom and other former Commonwealth of Nations. It was replaced by the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in 1993 and recipients include all ranks.[1] The DSO prior to this date was awarded for distinguished or meritorious service and awarded only to officers of the armed forces during a time of war, most typically in cases of combat.

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References / notes

  1. Distinguished Service Order GOV.UK. Accessed 3 August, 2016.