Maudheim medal

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Maudheim medal
Maudheimmedaljen stripe.svg
Ribbon bar of the medal
Awarded by  Norway
Type Medal
Eligibility Members of the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition.
Awarded for Commemorative medal for the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition
Status No longer awarded
Established 14 November 1951
Total awarded 18
Next (higher) Norwegian Korea Medal
Next (lower) Antarctic Medal
Related King's Medal of Merit

The Maudheim medal (Maudheimmedaljen) was instituted by King Haakon VII of Norway on 14 November 1951 in honor of the members of the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1949–1952, awarded to the participants of the expedition. This expedition was the first to Antarctica involving an international team of scientists. During the expedition, a base known as Maudheim was established on the Quar Ice Shelf along the coast of Queen Maud Land in February 1950. The medal itself is the same as the King's Medal of Merit in Silver with the addition of a silver buckle on the ribbon with the inscription "MAUDHEIM 1949-1952".[1][2]


Norwegian citizens[edit]

Swedish citizens[edit]

British citizens[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition". Australian Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage & the Arts. February 10, 2009. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Maudheimmedaljen". Retrieved 25 January 2016. 

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