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