Neha Patil

Haakon VII 70th Anniversary Medal

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Type  Commemorative medal
Established  27 October 1942
Haakon VII 70th Anniversary Medal
Awarded for  Military personnel who served in the Norwegian armed forces in Britain on the King's 70th birthday
Next (higher)  Haakon VII Jubilee Medal 1905–1955
Next (lower)  Haakon VII Centenary Medal

Haakon VII 70th Anniversary Medal is a Norwegian military award, which was instituted by King Haakon VII of Norway on 27 October 1942. It was awarded in recognition of military personnel who served in the Norwegian armed forces in Britain on the 70th birthday of Norwegian King Haakon VII. The medal ranks 33rd in the Norwegian decoration order of precedence.

Description

The medal is circular and 32 millimetres (1.3 in) in diameter. The obverse depicts the effigy of the king in a military uniform, surrounded by the inscription HAAKON 7 NORGES KONGE. The reverse bears the inscription TIL MINNE OM 70-ÅRSDAGEN 3 AUGUST 1942, surrounded by a decorative pattern around the medal's edge. The medal is surmounted by a crown which suspends it from a red ribbon with two central yellow stripes.

References

Haakon VII 70th Anniversary Medal Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Gallipoli (1981 film)
The Strange World of Coffin Joe
María Eugenia Casar
Topics