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British short names of Orders and Honours
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Autor:  Castiglione [ 13 lut 2010, o 19:00 ]
Tytuł:  British short names of Orders and Honours

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Let me place very usefull descriptions of honours, what may help to recognize figures in biographies. I publish listed bellow distinctions after the Ron McGuain`s works on the british generals of napoleonic epoque at http://www.napoleon-series.org.

Short forms used:

KG: Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter
KT: Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle
KP: Knight of the Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick
KB: Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath to 1815
GCB: Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath from 1815
KCB: Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath from 1815
CB: Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath from 1815
KSI: Knight of the Most Exulted Order of the Star of India to 1866
GCMG: Knight Grand Cross of The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George
GCH: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order
KCH: Knight Commander of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order
MP: Member of Parliament
KGL: The King's German Legion
EOPS: Employed on a Particular Service [attached to Portuguese Army]

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