Badge of Honor of the League of Civil Defense

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Badge of Honor of the League of Civil Defense
Beredskabsforbundets hæderstegn 1956.png
Obverse of the medal
Awarded by The Danish Civil Protection League
Country Denmark
Type Medal of merit
Eligibility Any one
Awarded for Noteworthy work for the Civil Defense cause
Status Active
Post-nominals C.F.F.H
Statistics
Established 9 November 1956
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Ribbon of the medal

The Badge of Honor of the League of Civil Defense (Danish: Beredskabsforbundets Hæderstegn) was instituted in 1956 by King Frederik IX[1] and may be awarded to persons who have done noteworthy deeds for the Civil Defense cause, over a prolonged period of time (minimum 15 years).[2]

Criteria[edit]

There are 3 groups of people who may be awarded the medal:[3]

  • Persons, who over a prolonged period of time, have done noteworthy work within the field of Civil Defense
    • This group may be volunteers and employees under the Civil Defense League
    • "A prolonged period of time" normally means at least 15 years
    • "Noteworthy work" means work above and beyond that of the average
      • 5-6 medals may be given to this group annually
  • Persons who in a special degree have made themselves noteworthy in their work for the Civil Defense cause
    • This may, for example, be fire chiefs who over a period of years have helped strengthen the use of volunteers
  • Other persons who have done noteworthy work for the Civil Defense cause
    • This group is most often politicians and other public key-figures
      • 1-3 medals may be given to this group annually

Normally the total maximum of medals awarded each year is 10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.medals.org.uk/denmark/denmark044.htm
  2. ^ Book: Lars Stevnsborg "Kongeriget Danmarks Medaljer, Ordner og Hæderstegn" ISBN 87-7838-911-9
  3. ^ http://www.beredskab.dk/beredskabsforbundet/haederstegn/ (Danish)