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BEFORE 2010

Danish: Forsvarets Medalje for Faldne og Sårede

English: The Defence Medal for Fallen and Wounded

Instituted October 2nd 1996 by Queen Margrethe II. Discontinued 31st December 2009.

Designed by Jan Petersen.

Official abbreviation: Fsv.M.Fa.

Awarded to personel wounded or killed in the line of duty, as a result from "acts of weaponry", including mines used in combat or during terrorist attacks.

May also be awarded to Danes or foreigners who, for the better of the Danish Defence, has done noteworthy deeds and has been wounded during it.

Second award gets a Oak leaf in silver, and third award gets a gold leaf.

An inscription is added to the reverse of the medal. The following inscriptions are known: (number awarded)

  • SÅRET I TJENESTE 1991 (1)
  • SÅRET I TJENESTE 1993 (5)
  • SÅRET I TJENESTE 1994 (1)
  • SÅRET I TJENESTE 1995 (15)
  • FALDET I TJENESTE 2002 (3)
  • SÅRET I TJENESTE 2002 (3)
  • FALDET I TJENESTE 2003 (1)
  • FALDET I TJENESTE 2005 (2)
  • SÅRET I TJENESTE 2005
  • FALDET I TJENESTE 2006 (4)
  • SÅRET I TJENESTE 2006
  • FALDET I TJENESTE 2007 (7)
  • SÅRET I TJENESTE 2007
  • FALDET I TJENESTE 2008 (13)
  • SÅRET I TJENESTE 2008
  • FALDET I TJENESTE 2009 (7)
  • SÅRET I TJENESTE 2009

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AFTER 2010

Divided into 2 medals. One for killed and one for wounded.

Danish: Forsvarets Medalje for Faldne

English: The Defence Medal for Fallen

Instituted January 1st 2010 by Queen Margrethe II.

Designed by Jan Petersen.

Awarded to personel killed in the line of duty, as a result from "acts of weaponry", including mines used in combat or during terrorist attacks.

May also be awarded to Danes or foreigners who, for the better of the Danish Defence, has done noteworthy deeds and has been killed during it.

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Danish: Forsvarets Medalje for Sårede

English: The Defence Medal for Wounded

Instituted January 1st 2010 by Queen Margrethe II.

Designed by Jan Petersen.

Awarded to personel wounded in the line of duty, as a result from "acts of weaponry", including mines used in combat or during terrorist attacks.

May also be awarded to Danes or foreigners who, for the better of the Danish Defence, has done noteworthy deeds and has been wounded during it.

Second award gets a Oak leaf in silver, and third award gets a gold leaf.

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Very interesting posting. Thank you for sharing it. I like how there is a different award for those who died. They deserve a seperate honor.

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Very interesting posting. Thank you for sharing it. I like how there is a different award for those who died. They deserve a seperate honor.

It has been wanted by the soldiers ever since the first medal came in 1996..

14 years under way - But it came..

There are also a lot of other new danish medals (january 2010) that I will post about later..

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It has been wanted by the soldiers ever since the first medal came in 1996..

14 years under way - But it came..

There are also a lot of other new danish medals (january 2010) that I will post about later..

I will look forward to seeing the new Danish medals. Thank you!

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