Decorations & Medals
Saint Olav‘s Cross of Pilgrimage
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
The Cross consists of a number of religious symbols and may be awarded to individuals who profess
Christianity and satisfy the six conditions below:
Saint Olav`s Church - in Norway or in another country.
of few recourses.
operations or services, as a member of the military, the police or as a civilian.
humanitarian aid work, voluntary work in organizations that undertake peacekeeping activities,
or other work that promotes peace and friendship between people.
service as a member of the military, the police or as a civilian plus made a pilgrimage to
Jerusalem, including visits to holy sites.
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.
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.
Nobels Fredspris medalje
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!