Distinguished Service Order

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Distinguished Service Order, King George V reverse
Not to be confused with the Distinguished Conduct Medal

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.

References / notes

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

Glossary of words and phrases

The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of Great Britain during the Great War. Included are trench slang, service terms, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used. They have been transcribed from three primary sources (see Contents). Feel free to expand upon and improve this content.
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