Orders, decorations, and medals of Malta

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The current honours system of the Republic of Malta has its foundation in the 17 October 1975 Ġieh ir-Repubblika Act. This act has been subsequently amended by Acts XXXVII of 1976, XIII of 1983, XIV of 1990, XI of 1991 and XV of 1993; Legal Notice 423 of 2007; and Acts VI of 2008, V and XVII of 2011, and XIX of 2013. This act lays out the structure of the orders and medals of Malta. Subsidiary legislation spells out details missing in the initial act and also established national commemorative medals. The honours system of Malta can be broken down into three general parts, the National Order of Merit, Xirka Ġieħ ir-Repubblika, and Medals of the Republic.[1]

Order of wear[edit]

The following is the order of wear for the orders and medals of Malta:[2]

  1. MLT National Order of Merit BAR.svg Companion of Honour of the National Order of Merit
  2. MLT Xirka Gieh ir-Repubblika BAR.svg Xirka Ġieħ ir-Repubblika
  3. MLT National Order of Merit BAR.svg Companion of the National Order of Merit
  4. MLT National Order of Merit BAR.svg Officer of the National Order of Merit
  5. MLT National Order of Merit BAR.svg Member of the National Order of Merit
  6. MLT Medal for Bravery BAR.svg Midalja għall-Qlubija (Medal for bravery)
  7. MLT Medal for Service to the Republic BAR.svg Midalja għall-Qadi tar-Repubblika (Medal for Services to the Republic)
  8. National Commemorative Medals
    1. Malta George Cross Fiftieth Anniversary Medal Ribbon.png Malta George Cross Fiftieth Anniversary Medal (1992)
    2. MLT Malta Self-Government Re-introduction Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Medal ribbon.png Malta Self-Government Re-introduction Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Medal (1996)
    3. MLT Malta Independence Fiftieth Anniversary Medal ribbon.png Malta Independence Fiftieth Anniversary Medal (2014)
  9. Distinguished Service Medals
    1. MLT Armed Forces of Malta Distinguished Service Medal.png Armed Forces of Malta Distinguished Service Medal
    2. MLT Malta Police Force Distinguished Service Medal.png Malta Police Force Distinguished Service Medal
    3. MLT Malta Correctional Services Distinguished Service Medal.png Malta Prison Service Distinguished Service Medal
  10. Long and Efficient Service Medals.
    1. MLT Armed Forces of Malta Long and Efficient Service Medal.png Armed Forces of Malta Long and Efficient Service Medal
    2. MLT Malta Police Force Long and Efficient Service Medal.png Malta Police Force Long and Efficient Service Medal
    3. MLT Malta Correctional Services Long and Efficient Service Medal.png Malta Prison Service Long and Efficient Service Medal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ĠIEH IR-REPUBBLIKA ACT". Laws of Malta. Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Amendment Rules for Honours, Awards and Decorations, 2009". Laws of Malta. Ministry of Justice, Culture and Local Government. Retrieved 22 November 2014.