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Queen's (King's)Commendation for Brave Conduct
         
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Queen's (King's) Commendation for Brave Conduct

Queen's (King's) Commendation for Brave Conduct

Instituted in 1939 by King George VI to acknowledge brave acts by civilians and members of the military in non-warlike circumstances during a time of war or in peacetime where the action would not otherwise be recognised by an existing award. In 1954 it became the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct. There is no ribbon, but the award was evidenced by a certificate and in the first stages, by a gold and red coloured badge bearing the design of a sword in a wreath, surmounted by a crown. The badge was replaced at a later stage by another badge - in the form a silver oak leaf for civilians and a bronze oak leaf for the military - the leaves being attached to the ribbon of the War Medal or Defence Medal if held by the recipient. The Commendation has been awarded to 405 Australians including 286 civilians. The award was discontinued for Australians in 1982 and is effectively replaced by the Commendation for Brave Conduct in the Australian Bravery Decorations.

There is no ribbon, but the award was evidenced by a certificate and at first by a gold and red coloured badge bearing the design of a sword in a wreath, surmounted by a crown.

The badge was replaced at a later stage by another badge - in the form a silver laurel leaf for civilians and a bronze oak leaf for the military equivalent, the Mention in Despatches - the leaves being attached to the ribbon of the War Medal or Defence Medal if held by the recipient, or appropriate campaign medal in other circumstances.

Post Nominals

There is no entitlement to postnominal letters for recipients of the Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct.

 
Recipients:      
       
Malone J. Warrant Officer Class Two AATTV 1964
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
         
         
 

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