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Orders, decorations, and medals of Norway

This is a list of Norwegian orders and medals, in order of precedence. This list contains all medals approved for wearing on a Norwegian military uniform in ranked order.

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Awarded by or approved by H.M. The KingEdit

Those awards presented by or approved by the King of Norway are worn in an order of precedence established by Royal Decree of 11 June 1943, with subsequent additions.[1]

1.   War Cross With Sword
2.   Medal for Outstanding Civic Service
3.   Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav
4.   Royal Norwegian Order of Merit
5.   Haakon VII Freedom Cross
6.   St. Olav's Medal With Oak Branch
7.   Medal for Heroism in Gold
8.   King's Medal of Merit in Gold
9.   St. Olav's Medal
10.   War Medal
11.   Armed Forces Medal for Heroic Deeds
12.   King Haakon VII Freedom Medal
13.   Medal for Heroism in Silver
14.   Medal for Rescue at Sea
15.   Nansen Medal for Outstanding Research
16.   Norwegian Police Cross of Honor
17.   Civil Defence Cross of Honor
18.   Norwegian Defence Cross of Honour
19.   Defence Service Medal with Laurel Branch
20.   Police Service Medal with Laurel Branch
21.   Civil Defence Service Medal with Laurel Branch
22.   King's Medal of Merit in Silver
23.   Defence Medal 1940 – 1945
24.   Home Guard Medal of Merit
25.   The Norwegian Korea Medal
26.   Maudheim Medal
27.   Antarctic Medal
28.   H. M. The King's Commemorative Medal in Gold
29.   Royal House Centennial Medal
30.   King Haakon VII Commemorative Medal
31.   King Haakon VII 1905–1930 Jubilee Medal
32.   King Haakon VII 1905–1955 Jubilee Medal
33.   King Haakon VII 70th Anniversary Medal
34.   King Haakon VII Centennial Medal
35.   King Olav V's Commemorative Medal
36.   King Olav V's Anniversary Medal 1957-1982
37.   King Olav V's 100th Anniversary Medal
38.   King Harald V's Jubilee Medal 1991-2016
39.   H. M. The King's Commemorative Medal in Silver
40.   Defence Service Medal
41.   Police Medal
42.   Civil Defence Service Medal
43.   Wounded in Action Medal
44.   Armed Forces Medal for International Operations
45.   Police Medal for International Service
46.   Civil Defence Medal for International Service

47. Medals for Defence Service Abroad

  Medal for Defence Service Abroad with rosette
  Medal for Defence Service Abroad
  Medal for Defence Service Abroad - Afghanistan
  Medal for Defence Service Abroad - Saudi Arabia
  Medal for Defence Service Abroad - Balkans

48. Medals for Defence Operations Abroad

  Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Bosnia-Herzegovina
  Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Kosovo-Serbia-Montenegro
  Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Afghanistan
  Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Operation Active Endeavour
  Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Iraq
  Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Operation Baltic Accession
  Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Sudan
  Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Lebanon
  Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Chad
  Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Somalia
  Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Libya
  Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Syria
  Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Mali

49. National Service Medal

  National Service Medal - Army
  National Service Medal - Navy
  National Service Medal - Air Force
  National Service Medal - National Guard

Royal Family OrdersEdit

 
Royal Family order of King Haakon VII
1.   Royal Family Order of King Haakon VII of Norway
2.   Royal Family Order of King Olav V of Norway
3.   Royal Family Order of King Harald V of Norway

Foreign decorationsEdit

Decorations that are awarded or approved by foreign heads of state, the United Nations or NATO. They are ranked as follows: British, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Swedish, UN, NATO, other countries are ranked alphabetically by their name in French.


Other Norwegian decorationsEdit

Other foreign decorationsEdit

Medals awarded for military skillsEdit

These decorations are most often divided in three classes: bronze, silver and gold. They are most often awarded as metal badges, but if the gold requirements are met over several years a medal is awarded.

Civil medals of skillEdit

These share most of the characteristics of the badges and medals awarded for military skills, but the requirements may vary more. They may only be worn on military uniform as medals.

Other approved Norwegian medalsEdit

No longer awardedEdit

 
Star of the Order of the Norwegian lion.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Norwegian Decorations". Monarchy Today. The Royal House of Norway. Retrieved 28 April 2015.