QATAR

 

The Al-Thani Dynasty

ORDERS & DECORATIONS

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The Collar of Independence - collar and collar badge.

Wisam al-Istiqlal-i-Daulat al-Qatari (the Order of Independence of the State of Qatar): founded by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad in 1978. Awarded in two classes (1. Qiladat al-Istiqlal, or the Collar of Independence - awarded to Heads of State, and 2. Qashah al-Istiqlal, Grand Cordon or Sash of Independence - awarded to Prime Ministers and those of equivalent rank).

The Order of Independence - Grand Cordon, sash badge (L) and breast star (R)

Wisam al-Istihaqaq-i-Daulat al-Qatari (the Order of Merit of the State of Qatar): founded by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad in 1978. Awarded in two superior classes (1. Qiladat al-Istihaqaq, or Collar of Merit - awarded to Heirs Apparent, Deputy Heads of State, Vice-Presidents, etc., and 2. Qashah al-Istihaqaq, Grand Cordon or Sash of Merit - awarded to Ambassadors, Ministers of State, etc.), and five ordinary classes (styled First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Class).

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The Collar of Merit - collar and collar badge.

The Order of Merit of the State of Qatar - First Class (ordinary grade), neck badge (L) and breast star (R).

Wisam al-Iqdam (the Order of Gallantry): founded by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad in 1975 to recognise acts of supreme gallantry and self sacrifice by members of the Qatar military forces. Awarded in two classes.
Wisam al-Wajab (the Order of Duty): founded by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani in 1992. Awarded in four classes.

The Order of Faithful Service - Fourth class, breast badge.

Wisam al-Kidmat (the Order of Faithful Service): founded by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani in 1992. Awarded in four classes.
Police Gallantry Medal: instituted by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani in 1979 to recognise acts of gallantry by members of the Qatar Police Force. Awarded in a single class, silver medal.
Meritorious Service Medal: instituted by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani in 1975 to reward meritorious service by members of the Qatar Police Force. Awarded in a single class, silver medal.
Police Meritorious Service Medal: instituted by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani in 1979 to reward meritorious service by members of the Qatar Police Force. Awarded in a single class, silver medal.
Medal of Honour:
Combat Medal:
Medal for Perfection:
Independence Medal: instituted by Shaikh Ahmad bin 'Ali Al-Thani to commemorate the attainment of independence by Qatar from British protection on 23rd September 1971. Awarded in a single class, silver medal.
Accession Medal: instituted by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani to commemorate his accession on 22nd February 1972. Awarded in a single class, silver medal.
Land Forces Service Medal: instituted by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani to recognise general service by officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Qatar Army. Awarded in a single class, silver medal.
Naval Service Medal: instituted by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani to recognise general service by officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Qatar Navy. Awarded in a single class, silver medal.
Air Force Service Medal: instituted by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani to recognise general service by officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Qatar Air Force. Awarded in a single class, silver medal.
Medal for Innovation:
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal: instituted by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani in 1975 to reward continuous long service and good conduct by members of the Qatar military forces. Awarded in a single class, silver medal.
Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal: instituted by Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani in 1979 to reward continuous long service and good conduct by members of the Qatar Police Force. Awarded in a single class, silver medal.
Leadership Medal:
Efficiency Medal:
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