Kingdom of Norway: Defence Participation Medal 1940-45
Ribbon: Red with wide white central stripe bearing 2 narrow blue stripes.
Instituted: 19 September 1945.
Awarded: To Norwegian and Allied military and civilians who resisted the German invasion of 9 April 1940, who served in the Norwegian armed forces or the Merchant Marine during the war or who were active in Norway in the winter of 1944-1945 and to Allied personnel who took part in the liberation of Norway. A rosette is worn on the ribbon by those who distingushed themselves during their service.
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