Order of Rama

The Honourable Order of Rama (Thai: เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันมีศักดิ์รามาธิบดี; RTGSKhrueang Ratcha-itsariyaphon An Mi Sak Ramathibodi) was established on 22 July 1918 (B.E. 2461) by King Rama VI of the Kingdom of Siam (now Thailand), to be bestowed onto those who have rendered special military services either in peace or in wartime.

The Honourable Order of Rama
เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันมีศักดิ์
รามาธิบดี
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Knight Grand Commander (First Class) of the Order of Rama
Awarded by
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the King of Thailand
TypeMilitary Decoration
EligibilityMilitary personnel and Foreign Heads of State who are Military personnel
Awarded forMilitary personnel who displays conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy or in times of peace
StatusCurrently awarded
SovereignKing Vajiralongkorn
Grades4 Classes and 2 Medals
Statistics
First induction22 July 1918
Precedence
Next (higher)Ratana Varabhorn Order of Merit
(Former orders)
Next (lower)Order of the White Elephant
Order of Rama 1st Class ribbon.svg
Ribbon bar of the "Senangapati" Knight Grand Commander of the Honourable Order of Rama

HistoryEdit

ClassesEdit

The order consists of six classes:

Ribbon Class Name Postnominals Order of precedence[1] Insignia
  Knight Grand Commander (First Class) เสนางคะบดี "Senangapati"
(RTGSSenangkhabodi)
SR 7 Insignia consists of a pendant, on a black sash with red trim, worn over the right shoulder to the left hip. Also a star, worn on the left chest.
  Knight Commander (Second Class) มหาโยธิน "Maha Yodhin"
(RTGSMaha Yothin)
MR 14 Insignia consists of a pendant, worn on a silk band on the collar. Also a star, worn on the right chest.
  Commander (Third Class) โยธิน "Yodhin"
(RTGSYothin)
YR 19
Insignia consists of a pendant, worn on a silk band on the collar.
  Companion (Fourth Class) อัศวิน "Asvin"
(RTGSAtsawin)
AR 22
Insignia consists of a pendant, worn on a silk band on the left chest.
  (Fifth Class) เหรียญรามมาลาเข็มกล้ากลางสมร
Member of "The Rama Medal for Gallantry in Action"
(RTGSRian Ram Mala Khem Kla Klang Samon)
RMK The Highest of Medal for Acts of Bravery
Insignia consists of a silver medal with bar.
  (Sixth Class) เหรียญรามมาลา
Member of "The Rama Medal"
(RTGSRian Ram Mala)
RM 2nd of the Highest of Medal for Acts of Bravery
Insignia consists of a silver medal.

Selected recipientsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ราชกิจจานุเบกษา, ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง ลำดับเกียรติเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์ไทย, เล่ม ๑๑๐, ตอน ๒๙ง ฉบับพิเศษ, ๑๒ มีนาคม พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๖, หน้า ๑

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