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Commemorative Medal for Armed Humanitarian Operations
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Commemorative Medal for Armed Humanitarian Operations
Awarded by Flag of Belgium.svg Kingdom of Belgium
Type Military decoration
Eligibility Military and civilian members of the Belgian Defence
Awarded for Participation in armed humanitarian operations
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
Established 11 September 1987
Precedence
Next (higher) Cross of Honour for Military Service Abroad
Next (lower) Commemorative Medal for Foreign Operations or Missions
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Ribbon bar of the Commemorative Medal for Armed Humanitarian Operations

The Commemorative Medal for Armed Humanitarian Operations (Dutch language: Herinneringsmedaille voor Gewapende Humanitaire Operaties , French language: Médaille commémorative pour opérations humanitaires armées) is a military decoration of Belgium. It was established on 11 September 1987 and is awarded to military and civilian members of the Belgian Armed Forces who participated in armed humanitarian operations.

Medal description[]

The medal is circular and struck from bronze, the obverse bears at its center a blue enamelled octagon with a yellow enamelled five-pointed star in the center. Along the outer circumference of the medal are thin enamelled lines of black, yellow and red surrounding the relief inscription "ARMED HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS" in French language: OPÉRATIONS HUMANITAIRES ARMÉES) and in (Dutch language: GEWAPENDE HUMANITAIRE OPERATIES ). The obverse of the medal is plain. The ribbon is azure blue, with three thin longitudinal in the national colours of Belgium, black, yellow and red.

The ribbon is adorned with small bronze clasps bearing the names of the operations in which the recipient participated.

Statute[]

The Commemorative Medal for Armed Humanitarian Operations is awarded to military and civilian members of the Belgian Armed Forces who participated in good standing in armed humanitarian operations. The list of the operations for which the medal is awarded is included in the Royal Decree creating the medal, it is amended on a regular basis.

As for the Commemorative Medal for Foreign Operations or Missions, Belgium does not award different medals for each operation. If a person participated in more than one such operation, he or she will be awarded the Commemorative Medal for Armed Humanitarian Operations for each of these operations, each award represented by an additional clasp on the ribbon.

The award of the medal is not automatic. In order to be awarded the medal, one who meets the award conditions has to request it. The medal is awarded by the Human Resources Department of the Belgian Armed Forces.

See also[]

References[]

  • Royal Decree of 11 September 1987 Creating a Commemorative Medal for Armed Humanitarian Operations
  • Belgian military regulation DGHR-REG-DISPSYS-001 of 20 February 2006
  • Quinot H., 1950, Recueil illustré des décorations belges et congolaises, 4e Edition. (Hasselt)
  • Cornet R., 1982, Recueil des dispositions légales et réglementaires régissant les ordres nationaux belges. 2e Ed. N.pl., (Brussels)
  • Borné A.C., 1985, Distinctions honorifiques de la Belgique, 1830-1985 (Brussels)

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