British Commonwealth Gallantry, Meritorious and Distinguished Service Awards - The Order of St John
About these awards
The Order of St John was founded in 1888 and has six classes: Bailiff or Dame Grand Cross, Knight or Dame of Justice or of Grace, Chaplain or Commander, Officer, Serving Brother or Sister and Esquire.
Members of the The Order of St John can also be awarded the Service Medal of the Order of St John.
Current New Zealand military personnel who are also members of the Order may wear Order of St John awards on their uniforms with their other honours and awards.
Many British awards have a considerable history and the Royal Warrants which instituted them have been subject to significant amendment during their currency. More information on the Royal Warrants and criteria for the British Gallantry, Meritorious and Distinguished Service Awards can be found in the publications listed in the Bibliography. A publication titled ‘British Gallantry Awards' by P.E. Abbott and J.M.E. Tamplin is particularly recommended.
Most Gallantry, Meritorious and Distinguished Service Awards do not have separate Regulations. Instructions for their administration are usually included in the Royal Warrant.
Clasps and Bars
There are no clasps or bars for these awards.
Order of Wear
The position of the six classes of the Order of St John in the Wearing of Medals in New Zealand Table can be viewed here.
The position of the Service Medal of the Order of St John in the Wearing of Medals in New Zealand Table can be viewed here.
Media Statements concerning other awards from the Order of St John to NZ military units
- 31 January 2005 - No. 3 Squadron RNZAF honoured by the Order of St John