National Service Medal,army version
National Service Medal,
army version

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.

Awarded by or approved by H.M. The King

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.
King's Medal of Merit
12.
Armed Forces Medal for Heroic Deeds
13.
King Haakon VII Freedom Medal
14.
Medal for Heroism in Silver
15.
Medal for Rescue at Sea
16.
Nansen Medal for Outstanding Research
17.
Norwegian Police Cross of Honor
18.
Civil Defence Cross of Honor
19.
Norwegian Defence Cross of Honour
20.
Defence Service Medal with Laurel Branch
21.
Police Service Medal with Laurel Branch
22.
Civil Defence Service Medal with Laurel Branch
23.
Defence Medal 1940 – 1945
24.
Home Guard Medal of Merit
24a.
Army Medal of Merit
24b.
Navy Medal of Merit
24c.
Air Force Medal of Merit
24d.
Intelligence Service Medal of Merit
25.
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 Service 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
Medal for Defence Operations Abroad – Mediterranean Sea

49. National Service Medal

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

Royal Family Orders

Royal Family order of King Haakon VII
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 decorations

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 decorations

Nr. Ribbon Name Note
1
Norsk Militært Tidsskrifts medalje for besvarelse av prisoppgave
Norsk Militært Tidsskrifts medalje
for besvarelse av prisoppgave
2
Medaljen for lang og tro tjeneste
Medaljen for lang og tro tjeneste
3
Sjømilitære Samfunds medalje for besvarelse av prisoppgave
Sjømilitære Samfunds medalje
for besvarelse av prisoppgave
4
Det frivillige Skyttervesens fortjenstmedalje
Det frivillige Skyttervesens fortjenstmedalje
5
Sjømilitære Samfunds fortjenstmedalje
Sjømilitære Samfunds fortjenstmedalje
6
Norges Røde Kors hederstegn
Norges Røde Kors hederstegn
7
Norske Reserveoffiserers Forbunds hederstegn
Norske Reserveoffiserers Forbunds hederstegn
8
Norges Skytterforbunds hederstegn
Norges Skytterforbunds hederstegn
9
Norges militære kameratforbunds hederstegn
Norges militære kameratforbunds hederstegn
10
Norges Forsvarsforenings verneidrettsmedalje
Norges Forsvarsforenings verneidrettsmedalje
11
Det frivillige Skyttervesens hederstegn
Det frivillige Skyttervesens hederstegn
12
Krigsdeltagerforbundets hederstegn
Krigsdeltagerforbundets hederstegn
13
Hans Majestet Kongens Gardes medalje
Hans Majestet Kongens Gardes medalje gold, silver, bronze
14
De Norske Officerers Rideklubs hederstegn
De Norske Officerers Rideklubs hederstegn
15
Norges Forsvarsforenings hederstegn
Norges Forsvarsforenings hederstegn
16
Tysklandsbrigadens veteranmedalje
Tysklandsbrigadens veteranmedalje
17
Norges Lotteforbunds hederstegn
Norges Lotteforbunds hederstegn
18
Fredsprismedaljen 1988
FNs fredsprismedalje 1988
19
Norges Veteranforbund for Internasjonale Operasjoners hederstegn
Norges Veteranforbund for Internasjonale
Operasjoners hederstegn
gold, silver, bronze
20
Oslo Militære Samfunds hederstegn
Oslo Militære Samfunds hederstegn gold, silver, bronze
21
Luftmilitært Samfunds hederstegn
Luftmilitært Samfunds hederstegn
22
Norsk Aero Klubbs hederstegn
Norsk Aero Klubbs hederstegn
23
Politiets Afghanistanmedalje
Politiets Afghanistanmedalje
24
Militærkorset med sverd
Militærkorset med sverd
25
Militærkorset
Militærkorset with or without bars

Other foreign decorations

Medals awarded for military skills

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 skill

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 medals

No longer awarded

Star of the Order of the Norwegian lion.
Star of the Order of the Norwegian lion.

See also

References

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