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The Saint Olav‘s Cross of Pilgrimage

 

The Saint Olav Pilgrimage Foundation, Norway, was established in November 2000 by the Grand Prior

Emeritus of Norway - His Excellency Chevalier Kaare Norwald Eikeland, GCLJ, GCMLJ, B.Eng.,

MNIF, and some colleagues as a legally, registered foundation in Norway with the objective of

collecting funds in the form of donations and gifts in order to perform humanitarian aid work.

That foundation was thereafter strongly supported by a special letter including Gods blessing to its

important work by His Excellency Dr. Gerhard Schwenzer, SS.CC., Roman-catholic bishop of Oslo, and

by Most Rev. Finn Wagle, Protestant bishop of Trondheim (Nidaros diocese).

 

This foundation is bestowing the Saint Olav‘s Cross of Pilgrimage as an ecumenical mark of distinction.

The foundation is awarding cross, miniature and diploma.

The breast cross is made of gilt and red transparent enamel and worn with a 35 mm watered ribbon with

a red medial stripe flanked on either side by a golden stripe and with white stripes at the edges. That

decoration may be worn according to rules, regulations or custom for dress or uniforms in each country

concerned.

 

The Cross consists of a number of religious symbols and may be awarded to individuals who profess

Christianity and satisfy the six conditions below:

 

  • Made a pilgrimage to Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, visited Stiklestad and at least one other

Saint Olav`s Church - in Norway or in another country.

  • Performed altristic humanitarian work over a prolonged time to help the poor, sick and/or people

of few recourses.

  • Participated in at least two contingents in connection with peace-creating or peace-keeping

operations or services, as a member of the military, the police or as a civilian.

  • Alternatively participation in an operation or service may be approved combined with

humanitarian aid work, voluntary work in organizations that undertake peacekeeping activities,

or other work that promotes peace and friendship between people.

  • Participated in at least one internationally organized peace-creating or peace-keeping operation or

service as a member of the military, the police or as a civilian plus made a pilgrimage to

Jerusalem, including visits to holy sites.

  • In particular, reference is made to visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, which has a

picture of Saint Olav on the fifth pillar into the church, with the inscription "Olauus Rex

Norvegie", thought to have been painted in the thirteenth century.

  • At least two years service performing national or international aid work in a developing country

plus subsequent active and worthy participation in humanitarian work over a long period of time.

The foundation reserves the right to interpret the statues and eligibility requirements freely.

The Saint Olav‘s Cross of Pilgrimage may also be awarded to people who in an altruistic way have

supported the foundation, its goals and funds, or in some other way merit the award.

 

Members of the following Orders of Chivalry also meet the eligibility requirements; these are:

•The Order of St. John.

•The Order of St. Lazarus.

•The Sovereign Order of St. John of Malta.

•The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

•The Constantinian Order of Saint George.

Members of other knightly orders of good standing may also be considered for the award of the St.

Olav’s Cross of Pilgrimage.

 

Saint Olav‘s Cross of Pilgrimage

Nobels Fredspris medalje

 

Den 10/12 1988 blev "United Nations Peace-Keeping Forces" tildelt Nobels fredspris for 1988 af den Norske Nobelkomité.

Efterfølgende har en del forskellige Lande og Organasitioner ønsket at markerer dette ved at indstifte forskellige medaljer og hæderstegn.

Normalt var kravet for at erhverve en af disse medaljer at man har forrettet UN tjeneste før 1988 og modtaget en UN missions medalje for dette.

 

Den Norske Fredsprismedalje fra FN-veterannenes Landsforbund har haft rygte som en såkaldt "suge-medalje", det vil sige en medalje uden betydning som man bare kan anskaffes efter for godt befindende.

Denne medalje har status som en helt officiel Norsk medalje - og må som sådan bæres på uniform i det Norske Forsvar, desuden er der overraskende nok givet en general DANSK bæretilladelse til denne: HJVBST 406-002 - så personel fra Hjemmeværnet der har forrettet UN tjeneste før 1988 og har erhvervet denne medalje kan bære den på Dansk uniform!

 

Nobels Fredspris medalje

 

FN 50 års jubilæums medalje

 

De Forenede Nationer havde 50 års Jubilæum som institution i 1995. Mange FN-veteraner ønskede helt naturligt at have et synligt minde fra denne flotte begivenhed.

Sammen med en veteranforening i Norge - Bergen og Hordaland FN-Veteranforening - blev tegninger til medaljen og diplom udarbejdet, og ultimo 1995 blev FN's 50 års Jubilæumsmedalje produceret.

Medaljen kan erhverves af Internationalt militært og civilt personel, som har deltaget i FN-missioner verden over.

Når man modtager FN's 50 års Jubilæumsmedalje, modtager man samtidig et personligt Certifikat med eget navn og militær gradbetegnelse påført.

Certifikatet er underskrevet af den daværende Præsidenten for The Nordic Blue Berets.

Medaljen, der er godkendt af Præsidenten for The Nordic Blue Berets er personlig ejendom, og betragtes som en mindemedalje.

 

FN's 50 års jubilæumsmedalje er en meget uofficiel medalje!

 

Til trods for dette er der blevet givet en stående bærings tilladelse til uniform for denne medalje. (HJVBST 406-002)

 

FN 50 års Jubilæums medalje