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 induction23 April 2020
Total inductees
Tally: 22
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 17 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 49 Royal Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Prince of Kingston.svg
Surgeon vice admiral Coronet of a Child of the Sovereign.svg The Princess of Wabasso 2018 14 Royal Lady Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Princess of Wabasso.svg
Second lieutenant Coronet of a Child of the Sovereign.svg The Princess of Kingston 2018 49 Royal Lady Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Princess of Kingston.svg
Emperor of Austenasia 2019 25 Stranger Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the Monarch of Austenasia.svg
President of Molossia 2020 58 Stranger Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Kevin Baugh.svg
1 (1) Admiral Doctor John Timpson KG GBE SKB(hon) OW CStG DVex ADC(P) MP 2018 16 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the John Timpson.svg
2 (2) Sub lieutenant The Marchioness Smith LG 2018 Lady Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Marchioness Smith.svg
3 (4) Vice admiral the Viscount Mayjames KG OW CKB 2019 16 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Viscount Mayjames.svg
4 (5) Air Chief Marshal the Baron of Carleton KG CKB 2019 17 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Baron Carleton.svg
5 (6) Lieutenant general Sir Robert Garsnell KG CD 2019 74 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Robert Garsnell.svg
6 (7) Lady Rita Garsnell LG 2019 75 Lady Companion Gadus Banner of Rita Garsnell.svg
7 (8) Guardsman Sir Floyd Condon KG 2019 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Floyd Condon.svg
8 (9) Vice admiral Sir Harrison Pickles KG MP 2019 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) Commodore the Baron Jenkinson KG 2019 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the Baron Jenkinson.svg
11 (13) Wing commander the Duke of Tremur KG 2019 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the 1st Duke of Treumur.svg
12 (14) Rear admiral Nick Sullivan KG 2020 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Nick Sullivan.svg
13 (15) Air marshal the Duke of London KG 2020 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of the Duke of London.svg
14 (16) Group captain Charles Burgardt KG 2020 Knight Companion Gadus Banner of Charles Burgardt.svg
15 (17) Lieutenant general Emily Parker LG 2020 Lady Companion Gadus Banner of Emily Parker.svg
15 Vacant[a]
16 Vacant[a]
17 Vacant[a]
18 Vacant[a]
19 Vacant[a]
20 Vacant[a]
21 Vacant[a]
22 Vacant[a]
23 Vacant[a]
24 Vacant[a]

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 the Princess of Kingston.svg Arms of the Princess of Wabasso.svg
Arms of John, Prince of Kingston Arms of Susan, Princess of Kingston Arms of Katelynn, Princess of Wabasso


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 Sir John Timpson Arms of the Marchioness Smith Arms of the Viscount Mayjames
Arms of the Baron Carleton.svg Arms of Sir Robert Garsnell.svg Arms of Lady Rita Garsnell.svg
Arms of the Baron Carleton Arms of Sir Robert Garsnell Arms of Lady Rita Garsnell
Arms of Sir Floyd Condon.svg Arms of Sir Harrison Pickles.svg Arms of Lady Amanda Smith.svg
Arms of Sir Floyd Condon Arms of Sir Harrison Pickles Arms of Lady Amanda Smith
Coat of Arms of Hankery Jenkinson.svg Arms of Nick Sullivan.svg Arms of the Duke of London.svg
Arms of the Baron Jenkinson of Worthing Arms of Nick Sullivan Arms of The Duke of London
Arms of Charles Burgdardt.svg Arms of Emily Parker.svg
Arms of Charles Burgardt Arms of Emily Parker

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Vacant due to spot never being appointed.

References

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