Distinguished Service Order

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Distinguished Service Order

n. Abbr. DSO
A British military decoration for gallantry in action.

Distin′guished Serv′ice Or`der


n.
a British military decoration awarded for distinguished service in action. Abbr.: D.S.O.
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Noun1.Distinguished Service Order - a British military decoration for special service in actionDistinguished Service Order - a British military decoration for special service in action
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
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Due to his outstanding service, he coined the nickname "Six Medals" by gaining two Distinguished Service Orders and four Distinguished Flying Crosses.
He was an infantry soldier on the Western Front from 1914 to 1918 and received three Distinguished Service Orders, the Military Cross and nine Mentions in Dispatches before winning the Victoria Cross.
He was an infantry soldier on the Western Front from 1914 to 1918, and received three Distinguished Service Orders, the Military Cross and nine Mentions in Dispatches before winning the Victoria Cross.
The medals they earned included six Military Crosses, one Military Cross and Bar, 44 Military Medals, four Military Medal and Bar, 12 Distinguished Conduct Medals, two Distinguished Conduct Medals and Bar (one of the original DCMs had been awarded in the Boer War), three Meritorious Service Medals, one Distinguished Service Medal, two Distinguished Service Orders and one Order of the British Empire.
Gibson was awarded the Victoria Cross while the men of 617 Squadron received a combined five Distinguished Service Orders, ten Distinguished Flying Crosses and four bars, twelve Distinguished Flying Medals, and two Conspicuous Gallantry Medals.
Servicemen from the Army and Royal Marines were presented with OBEs, MBEs, CBEs, Distinguished Service Orders (DSOs) and Military Crosses (MCs) at a ceremony at Victoria Barracks in Windsor yesterday.
They include five Conspicuous Gallantry Crosses, five Distinguished Service Orders, 28 Military Crosses, and three Distinguished Flying Crosses.

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