Order of the Gryphon
The Order of the Gryphon is a civilian honour which may be bestowed upon both Kohlandian citizens and non-citizens. The Order of the Gryphon is the highest of the orders of Kohlandian honours and grants the recipient the right to use a title. There are two branches of the order: a lower branch, which grants the recipient the title of "Knight Bachelor"; and a higher branch, which grants the recipient the title of "Knight Commander".
Recipients of the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the Gryphon are inducted into the lower of the two branches of the Order and may add "KBOG" to the end of their names. Inductees into this branch of the order receive the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the Gryphon medal and a certificate.
Inductees into the higher branch of the Order may add "KHC" to the end of their names. Its inductees receive the Knight Commander of the Order of the Gryphon medal (also known as the Order of the Gryphon medal with Crown), and a certificate.
Recipients of both branches become known as "Sir" or "Dame", whichever they prefer.
Receiving the Honour
To receive induction into the Order of the Gryphon, you must be nominated. Self-nominations are not accepted and nominations are not limited to Kohlandian citizens. Nominations must be with Parliamentary approval by a simple majority vote. The Crown may grant a person for induction into the Order by Royal Perogative.
Inductions may be granted once a year, on Catherine Day.
There have been no recipients of the Knight Bachelor medal so far.
HIM Emperor Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia, received the Knight Commander of the Order of the Gryphon from the inaugural Catherine Day honour roll, in September 2019.
Recipients of the Knight Commander of the Order of the Gryphon in the second Catherine Day honour roll in September 2020 included:
- Zarel Smith, Duke of Hsed, for services to Micronationalism.
- Patrick Furlong, for services to the history of computing.
- Kohlandia Official Website, Inaugural Catherine Day Honours (accessed 19 September 2019)
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