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Star of Gallantry
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Star of Gallantry

Star of Gallantry (S.G.)

The Star of Gallantry (SG) was introduced in 1991 and is awarded for acts of great heroism or conspicuous gallantry in action in circumstances of great peril.


The SG is a gold-plated Federation Star, with the obverse having a central device of a smaller Federation Star in a field of flames. The reverse has a central panel for recipient details on a stepped background. The suspension bar is inscribed on both obverse and reverse with “FOR GALLANTRY”.


The SG ribbon has a design of chevrons of deep orange alternating with chevrons of light orange. The ribbon is worn with the points facing upwards.

Further Awards

A further award of the SG is denoted by a gold-plated bar with the Federation Star on a horizontal row of flames. When the ribbon is worn alone, the award of a bar is indicated by a ribbon bar emblem in the form of a gold-plated Federation Star.

Post Nominals

Recipients of the Star of Gallantry are entitled to the postnominal letters ‘SG’. Recipients of a bar to the SG add ‘and Bar’ to the post-nominal.


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