Badge of a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (Military Division) & GCB
Badge shape: Maltese cross.
Obverse design: rose, thistle and shamrock issuing from a sceptre between three arched Imperial crowns, all in gold, on a circular white enamel centrepiece which is surrounded by a band of red enamel bearing the motto of the Order in inlaid letters of gold. The band is surrounded by a laurel wreath, enamelled in the proper colours, having at its base a dark blue enamel scroll bearing text in inlaid letters of gold. The whole centred upon the cross, the arms of which are enamelled white and edged with gold, the points of each arm being ball-tipped in gold, each ball being 5 mm in diameter. In each of the four angles formed by the arms of the cross a small lion in gold.
Obverse text: "TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO" & "ICH DIEN".
Reverse design: as obverse, except that the gold lions face away from the observer.
Reverse text : "TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO" & "ICH DIEN".
Suspender: ring, circular (connected to badge via stylised flower in cleft of upper vertical arm).
Sash colours: crimson.
(Component parts: badge and sash)
Badge of a GCB awarded (in 1909) to General Sir John Denton Pinkstone French, General Staff, British Army.
(Reference : 1972 : (The) Statutes of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath pp 13-14)