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CH

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for SWITZERLAND.

CH

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the Swiss Confederation. This is the code used in international transactions to and from Swiss bank accounts.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for Switzerland. This is used as an international standard for shipping to Switzerland. Each Swiss canton has its own code with the prefix "CH." For example, the code for the Canton of Geneva is ISO 3166-2:CH-GE.
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Away from sport, the Companion of Honour goes to Professor Peter Higgs, namesake of the Higgs boson or so-called "God particle", which was finally proved to exist in July - 48 years after he first proposed it.
At Buckingham Palace Don joined boxer Joe Calzaghe who received a CBE, architect Lord Rogers who was made a Companion of Honour and Sir Alan Beith who was knighted.
On December 31, 1977, it was announced that Mr Jones, who was due to retire the following March as general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union, was to be made a Companion of Honour.
He was knighted two years later and made a Companion of Honour in 1996.
Dame Judi Dench becomes a Companion of Honour, and broadcaster Jonathan Ross is made an OBE, as is Midge Ure.
Sculptor Henry Moore was made an companion of honour in the Queen Honours.
And famed pentathlete Dame Mary becomes a Companion of Honour.
Lord Coe, now a Companion of Honour, while Jean Tomlin, who led the Games Maker programme, now has an OBE.
But there was also recognition for the people who made the Games such a success, from Lord Coe, who becomes a Companion of Honour (CH), to Jean Tomlin, who was in charge of the Games Maker programme and gets an OBE.
AMAZING YEAR Professor Peter Higgs who will be Companion of Honour for services to physics
He was awarded a CBE in 1982, became a Companion of Honour in 1989 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.
The actor Sir Ian McKellen, who becomes a Companion of Honour and there are CBEs for Julie Walters and Leslie Phillips.
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