Order of the Gadus

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Most Noble Order of the Gadus
NOBILISSIMVS ORDINIS CADVS (la)
Arms of the Most Noble Order of the Gadus.svg
Arms of the Order of the Gadus: A St. George's cross gules; circumscribed with the belt.
Awarded by the
Royal coat of arms of Baustralia.svg
Sovereign of Baustralia
TypeDynastic
Established20 June 2017
Country Baustralia
MottoLatin: A BENE PLACITO (From one well pleased)
CriteriaAt the Monarch's pleasure
StatusCurrently constituted
FounderKing John I
SovereignKing John I
ChancellorSir John Timpson KG
Classes
  • Knight/Lady
  • Royal Knight/Lady
  • Stranger Knight/Lady
Post-nominals
  • KG/LG
  • SKG/SLG
Statistics
First induction20 June 2017
Last induction1 January 2021
Total inductees
Tally: 30
Precedence
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.

History

Ribbon bar of the Monarch's Decoration

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.

Insignia

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.

Composition

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

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

His Excellency Kevin Baugh KG OBE wearing the Order of the Gadus riband, star, and ribbon bars of the Orders of the Gadus and Baustralian Empire
List of current members of the Order [1]
Member number Rank Name Year of appointment Present age Rank Banner
Admiral of the Fleet Tudor Crown (heraldry).svg The King Sovereign of since 2018 18 Royal Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the Baustralian Monarch.svg
Air commodore Coronet of a Child of the Sovereign.svg The Duke of Kingston 2018 51 Royal Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Prince of Kingston.svg
Surgeon admiral Coronet of a Child of the Sovereign.svg The Duchess of Concord 2018 15 Royal Lady Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Princess of Wabasso.svg
Captain Coronet of a Child of the Sovereign.svg Susan, Duchess of Kingston 2018 50 Royal Lady Companion Gadus Banner of Robert Garsnell.svg
Imperial Standard of Austenasia.png Emperor of Austenasia 2019 26 Stranger Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the Monarch of Austenasia.svg
Captain Kevin Baugh KG OBE 2020 58 Stranger Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Kevin Baugh.svg
1 (1) Admiral Doctor John Timpson KG GBE CKB OW CStG DVex ADC(P) MP 2018 18 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of John Timpson.svg
2 (2) Captain Lady Smith LG 2018 Lady Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Marchioness Smith.svg
3 (4) Vice admiral Lord Mayjames KG OW CKB 2019 17 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Viscount Mayjames.svg
4 (5) Air Chief Marshal Lord Carleton KG CKB 2019 18 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Baron Carleton.svg
5 (6) Major general Sir Robert Garsnell KG CD 2019 77 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Robert Garsnell.svg
6 (7) Lady Rita Garsnell LG 2019 76 Lady Companion Gadus Banner of Rita Garsnell.svg
7 (8) Lance corporal Sir Floyd Condon KG 2019 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Floyd Condon.svg
8 (9) Vice admiral Sir Harrison Pickles KG MP 2019 18 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Harrison Pickles.svg
9 (10) Lady Amanda Smith LG 2019 Lady Companion Gadus Banner of Amanda Smith.svg
10 (12) Admiral of the Fleet Lord Jenkinson KG 2019 19 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the Baron Jenkinson.svg
11 (13) Group captain The Duke of Tremur KG 2019 17 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Duke of Tremur.svg
12 (14) Vice admiral Nick Sullivan KG 2020 16 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Nick Sullivan.svg
13 (15) Marshal of His Royal Air Force The Duke of London KG 2020 18 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the Duke of London.svg
14 (16) Group captain Charles Burgardt KG 2020 19 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Charles Burgardt.svg
15 (17) Lieutenant general Marchioness of Flavora LG 2020 16 Lady Companion Gadus Banner of Emily Parker.svg
16 (18) The Reverend Canon Duke of Cascadia KG OM KSM BSc MDiv 2021 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the 2nd Duke of Cascadia.svg
17 (19) Colonel Lord Roy KG 2021 19 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Viscount Roy.svg
18 (20) Lieutenant general Gregory Watts KG 2021 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Greg Watts.svg
19 (21) Major general Duke of Wells KG 2021 14 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Duke of Wells.svg
20 (22) Brigadier Emily Day LG MKB KSM 2021 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Emily Day.svg
21 (23) Warrant officer Kyle Simpson KG MMM 2021 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Kyle Simpson.svg
22 (24) General Lord Greystone KG MBE MM KSM 2021 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Earl of Greystone.svg
23 (25) Group captain Kaden Wright KG 2021 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Kaden Wright.svg
24 (26) Rear admiral Sander Koff KG GBE 2021 13 Knight Companion

Gallery

Coats of arms of Knights and Ladies of the Gadus
The Sovereign
Royal coat of arms of Baustralia.svg
Arms of the King


Royal Knights and Ladies
Arms of the Prince of Kingston.svg Arms of Susan, Duchess of Kingston.svg Arms of the Princess of Wabasso.svg
Arms of John, Duke of Kingston Arms of Susan, Duchess of Kingston Arms of Katelynn, Duchess of Concord


Extra Knights and Ladies Companion
Imperial arms of Austenasia (Gadus).svg Coat of Arms of Kevin Baugh.svg
Arms of Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia Arms of Kevin Baugh, President of Molossia


Knights and Ladies Companion
Arms of John Timpson.svg Arms of the Marchioness Smith.svg Arms of the Viscount Mayjames.svg Arms of the Baron Carleton.svg Arms of Sir Robert Garsnell.svg
Arms of Sir John Timpson Arms of the Marchioness Smith Arms of the Viscount Mayjames Arms of the Baron of Carleton Arms of Sir Robert Garsnell
Arms of Lady Rita Garsnell.svg Arms of Sir Floyd Condon.svg Arms of Sir Harrison Pickles.svg Arms of Lady Amanda Smith.svg Coat of Arms of Hankery Jenkinson.svg
Arms of Lady Rita Garsnell Arms of Sir Floyd Condon Arms of Sir Harrison Pickles Arms of Lady Amanda Smith Arms of the Baron Jenkinson of Worthing
Arms of Nick Sullivan.svg Arms of the Duke of London.svg Arms of Charles Burgardt.svg Coat of arms of the 1st Marchioness of Flavora.svg Arms of the 2nd Duke of Cascadia.svg
Arms of Sir Nick Sullivan Arms of The Duke of London Arms of Charles Burgardt Arms of the Marchioness of Flavora Arms of the Duke of Cascadia
Coat of arms of the 1st Viscount Roy.svg Coat of arms of Greg Watts.svg Coat of arms of the 1st Duke of Wells.svg Coat of arms of Emily Day.svg Coat of arms of Geoff Audas.svg
Arms of The Viscount Roy of Guwahati Arms of Greg Watts Arms of the Duke of Wells Arms of Emily Day Arms of the Earl of Greystone
Coat of arms of Kyle Simpson.svg Coat of arms of Kaden Wright.svg
Arms of Kyle Simpson Arms of Kaden Wright

Notes

References

  1. "Baustralian Gazette" (PDF) (YR2–I1). HR Government. Retrieved 17 March 2019.