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.
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.
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 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
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
|1||Norsk Militært Tidsskrifts medalje|
for besvarelse av prisoppgave
|2||Medaljen for lang og tro tjeneste|
|3||Sjømilitære Samfunds medalje|
for besvarelse av prisoppgave
|4||Det frivillige Skyttervesens fortjenstmedalje|
|5||Sjømilitære Samfunds fortjenstmedalje|
|6||Norges Røde Kors hederstegn|
|7||Norske Reserveoffiserers Forbunds hederstegn|
|8||Norges Skytterforbunds hederstegn|
|9||Norges militære kameratforbunds hederstegn|
|10||Norges Forsvarsforenings verneidrettsmedalje|
|11||Det frivillige Skyttervesens hederstegn|
|13||Hans Majestet Kongens Gardes medalje||gold, silver, bronze|
|14||De Norske Officerers Rideklubs hederstegn|
|15||Norges Forsvarsforenings hederstegn|
|17||Norges Lotteforbunds hederstegn|
|18||FNs fredsprismedalje 1988|
|19||Norges Veteranforbund for Internasjonale|
|gold, silver, bronze|
|20||Oslo Militære Samfunds hederstegn||gold, silver, bronze|
|21||Luftmilitært Samfunds hederstegn|
|22||Norsk Aero Klubbs hederstegn|
|24||Militærkorset med sverd|
|25||Militærkorset||with or without bars|
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
- List of Norwegian Honours awarded to Heads of State and Royals
- List of honours of the Norwegian Royal Family by country
- 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
- "Norwegian Decorations". Monarchy Today. The Royal House of Norway. Retrieved 28 April 2015.