The London Gazette
1 Current publication 2 History 3 "Gazetted" 4 Colonial gazettes 5 See also 6 Notes 7 References 8 External links
The London Gazette
Granting of royal assent to bills of the Parliament of the United
Kingdom or of the Scottish Parliament
The issuance of writs of election when a vacancy occurs in the House
Appointments to certain public offices
Commissions in the Armed Forces and subsequent promotion of officers
Corporate and personal insolvency
Granting of awards of honours and military medals
Changes of names or of coats of arms
Royal Proclamations and other Declarations
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The London Gazette, dated 14–17 May 1705 detailing the return of
"Gazetted" In time of war, despatches from the various conflicts are published in The London Gazette. People referred to are said to have been mentioned in despatches. When members of the armed forces are promoted, and these promotions are published here, the person is said to have been "gazetted". Being "gazetted" (or "in the gazette") sometimes also meant having official notice of one's bankruptcy published, as in the classic ten-line poem comparing the stolid tenant farmer of 1722 to the lavishly spending faux-genteel farmers of 1822:
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Man tally-ho / Miss piano Wife silk and satin / Boy Greek and Latin And you'll all be Gazetted.
Notices of engagement and marriage were also formerly published in the Gazette.
Colonial gazettes For a more comprehensive list, see List of British colonial gazettes. Gazettes, modelled on The London Gazette, were issued for most British colonial possessions.
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^ Until 1752 and the changes introduced by Calendar (New Style) Act 1750, the Gazette was published with a dateline based on the Julian calendar with the start of year as 25 March. Modern secondary sources usually adjust the start of the calendar year during this period to 1 January. Using this adjustment a London Gazette issue dated 4 January 1723 was published in 1724, the same year as an issue published on 4 April 1724 (See the article Old Style and New Style dates).
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^ "Data Re-use". The London Gazette. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
^ "No. 24". The London Gazette. 5 February 1666. p. 1.
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