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The Order of the Cloud and Banner (Chinese: 雲麾勳章/雲麾勛章) also known as the Order of the Resplendent Banner is a military award of the Republic of China. It was instituted on June 15, 1935 and is awarded in nine grades for contributions to national security.[1] The insignia of the order features a fluttering yellow flag, surrounded by white clouds on a blue field. This image is surrounded by golden rays.[2]

Order of the Cloud and Banner
雲麾勳章.jpg
Awarded by
Commander-in-Chief Flag of the Republic of China.svg
President of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Country Republic of China
Awarded forContributions to national security or quelling internal unrest
StatusCurrently awarded
Statistics
Established15 June 1935
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the Sacred Tripod
Next (lower)Order of Loyalty and Valour

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GradesEdit

The order is divided into nine grades, they are as follows:[2]

Grade Name Grade Ribbon
1st Order of the Cloud and Banner (雲麾勳章) with Special Grand Cordon (特種大綬)[3]  
2nd with Grand Cordon (大綬)[4]  
3rd with Yellow Grand Cordon (黃色大綬)[4]  
4th with Special Cravat (特種領綬)[5]  
5th with Cravat (領綬)[5]  
6th with Special Rosette (特種襟綬附勳表)[5]  
7th with Rosette (襟綬附勳表)[5]  
8th with Special Ribbon (特種襟綬)[5]  
9th with Ribbon (襟綬)[5]  

Notable recipientsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ODM of Taiwan: The Order of Clouds and Banner
  2. ^ a b "Decorations of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Military Orders". Office of the President Republic of China (Taiwan). Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  3. ^ "依據陸海空軍勳賞條例規定之勳章-一等雲麾勳章". Ministry of National Defense R.O.C. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b "依據陸海空軍勳賞條例規定之勳章-二等-三等雲麾勳章". Ministry of National Defense R.O.C. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "依據陸海空軍勳賞條例規定之勳章-四等-九等雲麾勳章". Ministry of National Defense R.O.C. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  6. ^ 孟登道中校. Veterans Affairs Council (in Chinese and English). In Commemoration ALFRED MEDENDORP (1907-54) Lieutenant Colonel, Army of the United States U. S. Army Military Assistance Group first U. S. soldier killed in action at this location during hostile artillery bombardment 3 September 1954 Colonel Medendorp, a National Guard officer from the State of Michigan, volunteered to help defend freedom After distinguished combat service in WWII. Awarded the Republic of China Order of the Cloud and Banner November, 1954 Dedicated. 1992 Republic of China in coordination with National Guard Association of the United States

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