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  1. I doubt it. Then the device on the ribbon should have been in gold colour, and not silver. And Chief Commander is very rarely awarded, and even more so to persons not being head of states or governments.
  2. Am I right assuming it is rather rare to be awarded the commander degree of Legion of Merit twice? Here is a picture of admiral Haakon Bruun-Hansen, former chief of the Norwegian armed forces, being awarded the US Legion of Merit, commander. Among his ribbons, we can already see the is sporting the ribbon for said award and degree. A later picture, showing a gilt star on the LoM ribbon, with commander device. An even later picture still of his ribbons, clearly showing the gilt star.
  3. Yes, it is a Norwegian national service medal for service in the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The military conscript in Norway is 19 months, and about 10-11 months are served continuously, normally around the age of 19 or so. This is called "the first time service" and all the medals shown here are awarded upon completing the "first time service". Red ribbon for army, dark blue for navy, light blue for air force and green for home guard. In 2012 or so, all these medals got a new design. The air force medal with a wreath on the obverse is the pre-2012 version, and the one with only the
  4. That is a very nice collection of Scandiavian ODMs
  5. I really hope the site comes back online. It was without doubt the absolute best site for the 3500+ Swedish medals that do exist.
  6. That would be the diploma that came with the Defence Medal 1940 – 1945 (Norwegian: Deltagermedaljen/Deltakarmedaljen). In French also known as the Narvik medal, because it was awarded to the members of The French Foreign Legion who fought at the battle of Narvik in 1940. The diploma says "[name] has during the campaign in Norway 1940 participated in the defence of the fatherland from [date] to [date]. Norway thanks you for your service in the struggle for freedom." Signed by king Haakon VII.
  7. I have seen both the one with dotted surface in the red enamel, like the one right above here and the one from Morton, and one with more like a sun ray pattern in the red enamel. The ones with dotted surfaces are way more common, if common even is a word fitting this red medal, than the one with sun ray. Notice hat the dark blue one also has the dotted surface. A friend of mine is selling a red Oscar with dotted surface. Feel free to send me a PM if it is of interest.
  8. You have the version which has been awarded since 1946 and still is awarded. But they are all awarded with name and year ingraved. Not sure why your's hasn't.
  9. Nice collection Was it possible to be awarded the Lappland Cross but not the Winter War medal?
  10. If I was to make a guess, I would say it is not British. If British, there are too many foreign ribbons compared to the one single British ribbon. It can of course be, but I think it is unlikely any British subject would be awarded 2-3 low ranking foreign campaign medals, and only qualify for the BWM on the home nationality front. So I would guess it is Belgian. I'm not quite sure what order Belgian (campaign) medals are worn in, I have seen many variants. This ribbon bar could be part two of two ribbon bars. Part one could contain some Belgian orders, CdG, Victory medal and so on. And th
  11. I like this group. The medals for 12 and 4 years of service, together with the Norwegian Order of St. Olav, knight/chevalier with swords (military class), version 1906-1937.
  12. My money is on the Volunteer Combatants Medal (Belgium) too. Or the Belgian Congo Service Star. But why no Victory medal?
  13. The Norwegian medal could have been awarded during state visits from head of states, yes. But I'm not so sure about this medal in this actual group. King Haakon of Norway recieved state visit from Finland 6-8 October 1926, and went to Finland 2-4 June 1928. Which is after the year it is generelly belived this medal was no longer awarded. But there might be other visits, of far less formal character.
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