Order of the Gadus
|Most Noble Order of the Gadus|
NOBILISSIMVS ORDINIS CADVS (la)
Arms of the Order of the Gadus: A St. George's cross gules; circumscribed with the belt.
|Awarded by the|
Sovereign of Baustralia
|Established||20 June 2017|
|Motto||Latin: A BENE PLACITO (From one well pleased)|
|Criteria||At the Monarch's pleasure|
|Founder||King John I|
|Sovereign||King John I|
|Chancellor||Sir John Timpson KG|
|First induction||20 June 2017|
|Last induction||1 January 2021|
|Total inductees||Tally: 27|
|Next (higher)||John Cross|
|Next (lower)||Order of the Baustralian Empire|
Riband of a Knight/Lady of the Gadus
The Order of the Gadus (officially the Most Noble Order of the Gadus) is an order of chivalry founded by John I in 2017 and regarded as the most prestigious Baustralian order of chivalry.
Appointments are made at the sole discretion of the Sovereign, and unlike the British Order of the Garter, the sovereign may appoint as many as he wishes. Like the Order of the Garter, appointments are usually made on St. George's Day (23 April), as the patron saint of Baustralia is Saint George. Honours may also be released on New Years.
The sovereign may only appoint 24 of his citizens, though may appoint as many supernumerary knights – members of the Royal Family, and foreign monarchs – as he wishes.
The order's emblem is a gold (yellow) belt, with the words A•BENE•PLACITO (Latin: From one well pleased) in black lettering.
The order of the Gadus originally was founded as a decoration from the Monarch, called the Monarch's Decoration, with the same structure as today. It was changed to a order of chivalry, with appointees being a part of the Gadus knighthood.
When the order was changed, it was still called Monarch's Decoration, but was due for a name change. The name was planned to be 'Most Noble Order of the x' and the last part was not known yet. After thought, on 9 April 2018, CADVS (GADUS in modern Latin) was chosed as it is the Latin word for cod.
The member, upon appointing, may wear a four-inch (10.16 cm)-wide sash worn over their left shoulder to their right hip. The arms of the Order may be worn on this sash on the left breast, unless in military uniform with medals. Also, a breast star may be worn with the sash. Pendant from the bow on the sash is the royal cypher encircled with the circles of the Gadus.
In heraldry, if an alternate order is worn over the Gadus, the neck badge, with the bust of the monarch who awarded the Gadus is worn.
The Order is considered a personal gift from the sovereign, where he doesn't require permission from government to appoint members. Membership consists of 24 Regular Knights or Ladies Companion, and various Supernumerary members. These include the Sovereign of the Order, John I; various Royal Knights or Ladies Companion, all coming from the Royal House; and various Stranger Knights and Ladies Companion, which consists of foreign monarchs that the Sovereign chooses.
Membership is considered a personal gift of the Sovereign under his terms of Chivalry. The member must be faithful to his beliefs, whether they are religious beliefs or not, hold fair morals, and also have loyalty to the Crown. Should a member fail to do this, he may be degraded.
Degradation of Members
A degradation of a member is done in a ceremony where members proceed to the banners, where the plate and banner is thrown onto the floor, and kicked to Ostreum – thereby soiling the banner – to be burned. Members degraded are Aidan McGrath, and Cameron I of Ikonia, both for annexing Fox Islands. In 2020, Mecca Thompson and Reagan Greenson were degraded after committing treason and conspiring to commit mutiny.
List of members
|Member number||Rank||Name||Year of appointment||Present age||Rank||Banner|
|Admiral of the Fleet||The King||Sovereign of since 2018||17||Royal Knight Companion|
|Air commodore||The Duke of Kingston||2018||50||Royal Knight Companion|
|Surgeon vice admiral||The Princess of Wabasso||2018||15||Royal Lady Companion|
|Second lieutenant||The Duchess of Kingston||2018||50||Royal Lady Companion|
|Emperor of Austenasia||2019||26||Stranger Knight Companion|
|Kevin Baugh KG OBE||2020||59||Stranger Knight Companion|
|1 (1)||Admiral||Doctor John Timpson KG GBE CKB OW CStG DVex ADC(P) MP||2018||17||Knight Companion|
|2 (2)||Captain||Lady Smith LG||2018||Lady Companion|
|3 (4)||Vice admiral||Lord Mayjames KG OW CKB||2019||17||Knight Companion|
|4 (5)||Air Chief Marshal||Lord Carleton KG CKB||2019||18||Knight Companion|
|5 (6)||Major general||Sir Robert Garsnell KG CD||2019||75||Knight Companion|
|6 (7)||Lady Rita Garsnell LG||2019||76||Lady Companion|
|7 (8)||Guardsman||Sir Floyd Condon KG||2019||Knight Companion|
|8 (9)||Vice admiral||Sir Harrison Pickles KG MP||2019||17||Knight Companion|
|9 (10)||Lady Amanda Smith LG||2019||Lady Companion|
|10 (12)||Admiral of the Fleet||Lord Jenkinson KG||2019||18||Knight Companion|
|11 (13)||Wing commander||The Duke of Tremur KG||2019||17||Knight Companion|
|12 (14)||Vice admiral||Nick Sullivan KG||2020||16||Knight Companion|
|13 (15)||Air marshal||The Duke of London KG||2020||18||Knight Companion|
|14 (16)||Group captain||Charles Burgardt KG||2020||18||Knight Companion|
|15 (17)||Lieutenant general||Emily Parker LG||2020||15||Lady Companion|
|16 (18)||The Reverend Canon||Duke of Cascadia KG OM KSM BSc MDiv||2021||Knight Companion|
|17 (19)||Lieutenant||Lord Roy KG||2021||19||Knight Companion|
|18 (20)||Colonel||Gregory Watts KG||2021||Knight Companion|
|19 (21)||Colonel||Duke of Wells KG||2021||14||Knight Companion|
|Coats of arms of Knights and Ladies of the Gadus|
- Vacant due to spot never being appointed.