ORDER OF WEAR / PRECEDENCE - UNITED KINGDOM


This listing may be amended from time to time by the governing authority. For an up-to-date listing, please visit the website of:
The Ceremonial Secretariat at the Cabinet Office: HERE


Victoria Cross

George Cross

British Orders of Knighthood, Etc
Order of the Garter
Order of the Thistle
Order of St Patrick
Order of the Bath
Order of Merit
Order of the Star of India
Order of St Michael and St George
Order of the Indian Empire
Order of the Crown of India
Royal Victorian Order (Classes I, II and III)
Order of the British Empire (Classes I, II and III)
Order of the Companions of Honour
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
Royal Victorian Order (Class IV)
Order of the British Empire (Class IV)
Imperial Service Order
Royal Victorian Order (Class V)
Order of the British Empire (Class V)

Baronet’s Badge
Knight Bachelor’s Badge
Indian Order of Merit (Military)

Decorations
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross
Royal Red Cross (Class I)
Distinguished Service Cross
Military Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Force Cross
Royal Red Cross (Class II)
Order of British India
Kaisar-i-Hind Medal
Order of St John

Medals for Gallantry and Distinguished Conduct
Union of South Africa Queen’s Medal for Bravery (Gold)
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Flying)
George Medal
Queen’s Police Medal, for Gallantry
Queen’s Fire Service Medal, for Gallantry
Royal West African Frontier Force Distinguished Conduct Medal
King’s African Rifles Distinguished Conduct Medal
Indian Distinguished Service Medal
Union of South Africa Queen’s Medal for Bravery (Silver)
Distinguished Service Medal
Military Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal
Air Force Medal
Constabulary Medal (Ireland)
Medal for Saving Life at Sea (Sea Gallantry Medal)
Indian Order of Merit (Civil)v
Indian Police Medal for Gallantry
Ceylon Police Medal for Gallantry
Sierra Leone Police Medal for Gallantry
Sierra Leone Fire Brigades Medal for Gallantry
Colonial Police Medal for Gallantry
Queen’s Gallantry Medal
Royal Victorian Medal (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
British Empire Medalvi
Canada Medal
Queen’s Police Medal, for Distinguished Service
Queen’s Fire Service Medal, for Distinguished Service
Queen’s Volunteer Reserves Medal
Queen’s Medal for Chiefs

Campaign Medals and Stars
(Including authorised United Nations, European Community/Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation medals (in order of date of campaign for which awarded). (n.b. The Arctic Star is to be placed immediately following the Air Crew Europe or Atlantic Star.
The late issuance of this medal also means that 6 stars may now be worn in groups to WWII Veterans

Polar Medals (in order of date)
Imperial Service Medal
Police Medals for Valuable Service
Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service
Ceylon Police Medal for Merit
Sierra Leone Police Medal for Meritorious Service
Sierra Leone Fire Brigades Medal for Meritorious Service
Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious Service
Badge of Honour

Jubilee, Coronation and Durbar Medals
Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Medal, 1887 (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
Queen Victoria’s Police Jubilee Medal, 1887
Queen Victoria's Jubilee Medal, 1897 (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
Queen Victoria’s Police Jubilee Medal, 1897
Queen Victoria’s Commemoration Medal, 1900 (Ireland)
King Edward VII’s Coronation Medal, 1902
King Edward VII’s Police Coronation Medal, 1902
King Edward VII’s Durbar Medal, 1903 (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
King Edward VII’s Police Medal, 1903 (Scotland)
King’s Visit Commemoration Medal, 1903 (Ireland)
King George V’s Coronation Medal, 1911
King George V’s Police Coronation Medal, 1911
King’s Visit Commemoration Medal, 1911 (Ireland)
King George V’s Durbar Medal, 1911 (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
King George V’s Silver Jubilee Medal, 1935
King George VI’s Coronation Medal, 1937
Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Medal, 1953
Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee Medal, 1977
Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002
Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
King George V’s Long and Faithful Service Medal
King George VI’s Long and Faithful Service Medal
Queen Elizabeth II’s Long and Faithful Service Medal

Efficiency and Long Service Decorations and Medals
Meritorious Service Medal
Accumulated Campaign Service Medal
Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct (Military)
Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Medal for Meritorious Service (Royal Navy 1918-1928)
Indian Long Service and Good Conduct Medalix
Indian Meritorious Service Medalix
Royal Marines Meritorious Service Medal (1849-1947)
Royal Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (1918-1928)
Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct (Ulster Defence Regiment)
Indian Long Service and Good Conduct Medalx
Royal West African Frontier Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Royal Sierra Leone Military Forces Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
King’s African Rifles Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Indian Meritorious Service Medalx
Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Fire Brigade Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
African Police Medal for Meritorious Service
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Long Service Medal
Ceylon Police Long Service Medal
Ceylon Fire Services Long Service Medal
Sierra Leone Police Long Service Medal
Colonial Police Long Service Medal
Sierra Leone Fire Brigades Long Service Medal
Mauritius Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Mauritius Fire Services Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Mauritius Prisons Service Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Colonial Fire Brigades Long Service Medal
Colonial Prison Service Medal
Hong Kong Disciplined Services Medal
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration
Volunteer Officers’ Decoration
Volunteer Long Service Medal
Volunteer Officers’ Decoration (for India and the Colonies)
Volunteer Long Service Medal (for India and the Colonies)
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers’ Decoration
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
Medal for Good Shooting (Naval)
Militia Long Service Medal
Imperial Yeomanry Long Service Medal
Territorial Decoration
Ceylon Armed Services Long Service Medal
Efficiency Decoration
Territorial Efficiency Medal
Efficiency Medal
Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Decoration for Officers of the Royal Naval Reserve
Decoration for Officers of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Royal Naval Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Royal Naval Wireless Auxiliary Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Royal Naval Auxiliary Service Medal
Air Efficiency Award
Volunteer Reserves Service Medal
Ulster Defence Regiment Medal
Northern Ireland Home Service Medal
Queen’s Medal (for Champion Shots of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines)
Queen’s Medal (for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Naval Forces)
Queen’s Medal (for Champion Shots in the Military Forces)
Queen’s Medal (for Champion Shots of the Air Forces)
Cadet Forces Medal
Coastguard Auxiliary Service Long Service Medalxi
Special Constabulary Long Service Medal
Canadian Forces Decoration
Royal Observer Corps Medal
Civil Defence Long Service Medal
Ambulance Service (Emergency Duties) Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service Medal
Rhodesia Medal
Royal Ulster Constabulary Service Medal
Northern Ireland Prison Service Medal
Union of South Africa Commemoration Medal
Indian Independence Medal
Pakistan Medal
Ceylon Armed Services Inauguration Medal
Ceylon Police Independence Medal (1948)
Sierra Leone Independence Medal
Jamaica Independence Medal
Uganda Independence Medal
Malawi Independence Medal
Fiji Independence Medal
Papua New Guinea Independence Medal
Solomon Islands Independence Medal
Service Medal of the Order of St. John
Badge of the Order of the League of Mercy
Voluntary Medical Service Medal
Women’s Royal Voluntary Service Medal
South African Medal for War Services
Colonial Special Constabulary Medal

Honorary Membership of Commonwealth Orders
Other Commonwealth Members’ Orders, Decorations and Medals