The Distinguished Service Order was instituted by Queen Victoria in 1886, and it is awarded to officers for meritorious or distinguished service in war. In most instances it is given to officers with senior command responsibilities, typically upwards of Major, however it can be bestowed upon junior officers, usually in cases of conspicuous valour. The decoration features a gold Imperial Crown and a green laurel leaf, centred upon a gold cross enamelled white and hung from a blue-edged red ribbon.

 

CB = Companion of the Bath

SS = Silver Star

 

6th Airborne Division

 

2nd Bar to the Distinguished Order

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Brig James Hill

3rd Para Brigade HQ

SS

 

Bar to the Distinguished Service Order

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Brig Hugh Bellamy

6th Airlanding Brigade HQ

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Maj-Gen Eric Bols

Divisional HQ

CB, SS

Col Malcolm MacEwan

Divisional HQ

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Lt-Col Geoffrey Pine-Coffin

7th Battalion

Wounded

Brig Nigel Poett

5th Para Brigade HQ

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Distinguished Service Order

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Lt-Col Bill Anderson

195th Field Ambulance

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Lt-Col Peter Bradley

Divisional Signals

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Maj Francis Moore Bucher

12th Battalion

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Lt-Col Napier Crookenden

9th Battalion

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Lt-Col Ken Darling

12th Battalion

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Brig William Faithfull

Divisional HQ

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Lt-Col Paul Gleadell

12th Devons

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Lt-Col George Hewetson

8th Battalion

Injured

Lt-Col Norman James Patrick Hewlings

225th Field Ambulance

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Maj Gerald Rickcord

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

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Lt-Col Michael Roberts

Divisional HQ

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Maj Eddie Warren

12th Devons

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