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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.
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1.
War Cross With Sword
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2.
Medal for Outstanding Civic Service
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3.
Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav
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4.
Royal Norwegian Order of Merit
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5.
Haakon VII Freedom Cross
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6.
St. Olav's Medal With Oak Branch
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7.
Medal for Heroism in Gold
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8.
King's Medal of Merit in Gold
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9.
St. Olav's Medal
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10.
War Medal
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11.
King's Medal of Merit
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12.
Armed Forces Medal for Heroic Deeds
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13.
King Haakon VII Freedom Medal
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14.
Medal for Heroism in Silver
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15.
Medal for Rescue at Sea
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16.
Nansen Medal for Outstanding Research
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17.
Norwegian Police Cross of Honor
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18.
Civil Defence Cross of Honor
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19.
Norwegian Defence Cross of Honour
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20.
Defence Service Medal with Laurel Branch
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21.
Police Service Medal with Laurel Branch
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22.
Civil Defence Service Medal with Laurel Branch
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23.
Defence Medal 1940 – 1945
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24.
Home Guard Medal of Merit
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24a.
Army Medal of Merit
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24b.
Navy Medal of Merit
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24c.
Air Force Medal of Merit
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24d.
Intelligence Service Medal of Merit
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25.
The Norwegian Korea Medal
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26.
Maudheim Medal
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27.
Antarctic Medal
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28.
H. M. The King's Commemorative Medal in Gold
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29.
Royal House Centennial Medal
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30.
King Haakon VII Commemorative Medal
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31.
King Haakon VII 1905–1930 Jubilee Medal
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32.
King Haakon VII 1905–1955 Jubilee Medal
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33.
King Haakon VII 70th Anniversary Medal
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34.
King Haakon VII Centennial Medal
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35.
King Olav V's Commemorative Medal
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36.
King Olav V's Anniversary Medal 1957-1982
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37.
King Olav V's 100th Anniversary Medal
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38.
King Harald V's Jubilee Medal 1991-2016
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39.
H. M. The King's Commemorative Medal in Silver
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40.
Defence Service Medal
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41.
Police Medal
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42.
Civil Defence Service Medal
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43.
Wounded in Action Medal
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44.
Armed Forces Medal for International Operations
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45.
Police Medal for International Service
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46.
Civil Defence Medal for International Service
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47. Medals for Defence Service Abroad
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Medal for Defence Service Abroad with rosette
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Medal for Defence Service Abroad
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Medal for Defence Service Abroad - Afghanistan
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Medal for Defence Service Abroad - Saudi Arabia
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Medal for Defence Service Abroad - Balkans
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48. Medals for Defence Operations Abroad
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Bosnia-Herzegovina
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Kosovo-Serbia-Montenegro
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Afghanistan
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Operation Active Endeavour
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Iraq
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Operation Baltic Accession
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Sudan
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Lebanon
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Chad
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Somalia
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Libya
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Syria
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad - Mali
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Medal for Defence Operations Abroad – Mediterranean Sea
49. National Service Medal
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National Service Medal - Army
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National Service Medal - Navy
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National Service Medal - Air Force
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National Service Medal - National Guard
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Royal Family Orders


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

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

  • Multinational Force and Observers Medal
  • PLANELM Medal

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.
  • Det militære skarpskyttermerke (shooting)
  • Det militære marsjmerke (30 km march with gear under a set time)
  • Det militære skimerke (skiing)
  • Infanterimerket (infantry skils)
  • Feltidrettsmerket (military sports)
  • Det militære femkampmerke

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.
  • Det frivillige Skyttervesens dugleiksmerke (shooting)
  • Norges Skytterforbunds armégeværmedalje (NAIS-medaljen) (shooting)
  • Det frivillige Skyttervesens skiskyttermedalje (shooting)
  • Norges idrettsforbunds idrettsmerke (Norwegian Athletic Society Medal) (sports)
  • Norges Svømmeforbunds «Den store havhesten» (swimming)

Other approved Norwegian medals

  • Hans Majestet Kongens Gardes medalje awarded internally in Hans Majestet Kongens Garde.
  • No longer awarded

    thumbrightStar of the Order of the Norwegian lion.
  • The Royal Norwegian Order of the Norwegian Lion
  • See also

    • List of Norwegian Honours awarded to Heads of State and Royals
    • List of honours of the Norwegian Royal Family by country

    External links

    • Norwegian Royal House web page list of Norwegian medals
    • The Collection of Henrik Revens Website features orders and medals of Norway as well as other Nordic countries.
    • The Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav
    • warsailors.com about the war medals
    • A private page with very nice images
    • This list on medals.org
    • Decorations and Medals of the Kingdom of Norway
    • A private page about Norwegian medals
    • Norwegian based page about these and other medals

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