POLAND

Order of Polonia Restituta (Order of Poland Restored  )  Order Odrodzenia Polski Ribbon: Red with narrow white edge stripes.

Instituted by act of Parliament of February 4, 1921. Conferred on Polish and foreign citizens for merit to the Polish Country and Nation in the field of art and science, industry, agriculture, politics, philanthropy, as well as for the acts of civilian bravery and self-sacrifice. Until 1974, when the Order of Merit was established, it was also a "diplomatic" order awarded to foreign authorities on ceremonial occasions. The order was conferred in five classes: Grand Cross, Grand Commander, Commander, Officer (est. 1922) and Member.

 

 

Air Chief Marshall  Sir Arthur Penrose Martyn SANDERS GCB KBE     Haileybury Edmonstone 1912.3 - 1915.2

Polonia Restituta (2nd class) 1945

Air Marshall Sir Brian Edmund BAKER KBE CB DSO MC AFC    Haileybury Lawrence 1910.3 - 1914.3

Polonia Restituta 1944

The Krzyz Zaslugi (cross of merit) was for the first time instituted by order of the President of Polish Republic (Second Polish Republic) on June 23rd, 1923. The Cross Of Merit with Swords was instituted on October 19th 1942 by the Polish Government in Exile in London, also in three grades, for deeds of bravery and valour not connected with direct fighting, as well as for merit rendered in perilous circumstances. The gold medal is the highest grade

Reverend Professor William Hugh Clifford FREND TD Haileybury Thomason 1929.1 - 1934.2

Polish Gold Cross of Merit with swords . Polish Intelligence Department Foreign Office 1942 - 1945

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