Orders, decorations, and medals of Norway

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]

War Cross With Sword
Medal for Outstanding Civic Service
Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav
Royal Norwegian Order of Merit
Haakon VII Freedom Cross
St. Olav's Medal With Oak Branch
Medal for Heroism in Gold
King's Medal of Merit in Gold
St. Olav's Medal
War Medal
Armed Forces Medal for Heroic Deeds
King Haakon VII Freedom Medal
Medal for Heroism in Silver
Medal for Rescue at Sea
Nansen Medal for Outstanding Research
Norwegian Police Cross of Honor
Civil Defense Cross of Honor
Norwegian Defence Cross of Honour
Defense Service Medal with Laurel Branch
Police Service Medal with Laurel Branch
Civil Defense Service Medal with Laurel Branch
King's Medal of Merit in Silver
Defence Medal 1940 – 1945
Home Guard Medal of Merit
The Norwegian Korea Medal
Maudheim Medal
Antarctic Medal
H. M. The Kings Commemorative Medal in Gold
The Royal House 100th Anniversary Medal
King Haakon VII's Commemorative Medal
King Haakon VII's Anniversary Medal 1905–1930
King Haakon VII's Anniversary Medal 1905-1955
King Haakon VII 70th Anniversary Medal
King Haakon VII's 100th Anniversary Medal
King Olav V's Commemorative Medal
King Olav V's Anniversary Medal 1957-1982
King Olav V's 100th Anniversary Medal
H. M. The King's Commemorative Medal in Silver
Defense Service Medal
Police Medal
Civil Defense Service Medal
Wounded in Action Medal
Armed Forces Medal for International Operations
Police Medal for International Service
Civil Defense Medal for International Service
Medals for Defense Service Abroad
Medal for Defense Service Abroad - Saudi Arabia
Medal for Defense Service Abroad - Balkans
Medal for Defense Service Abroad - Afghanistan
Medals for Defense Operations Abroad
Medal for Defense Operations Abroad - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Medal for Defense Operations Abroad - Kosovo-Serbia-Montenegro
Medal for Defense Operations Abroad - Afghanistan
Medal for Defense Operations Abroad - Active Endeavour
Medal for Defense Operations Abroad - Iraq
Medal for Defense Operations Abroad - Baltic Accession
Medal for Defense Operations Abroad - Sudan
Medal for Defense Operations Abroad - Lebanon
Medal for Defense Operations Abroad - Chad
Medal for Defense Operations Abroad - Somalia
Medal for Defense Operations Abroad - Libya
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 of Norway
  • Royal Family Order of King Olav V of Norway
  • 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.

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ Norwegian Decorations, The Monarchy Today, retrieved 14 January 2011