Skandinavisk Handels Kompagni
COMMEMORATIVE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
The International Volunteers Foreign Service Medal
History/inspiration for the medal:
the past number of years SHK have been inundated with queries from
Peacekeepers - service and retired - all over the world concerning the
manufacture and issue of a Foreign Service Medal.
of these peacekeepers would have served on "Back to Back"
Peacekeeping / Peace Enforcing Missions with the UN, NATO, or EU and felt
that a visible sign of recognition in the form of a medal combining UN, NATO
and EU Peacekeeping Service would be appropriate.
of the complexities involved I the symbolic fusion of 3 International
Peacekeeping Organisations each with their own individual mandate, modus
operandi and rules of engagement.
Medal and Award Board of SHK requested the advice of an International
Peacekeeping, a retired professional soldier and Instructor of Infantry who
had served in 4 different theatres of operations with 3 International
Peacekeeping Organisations SEATO - NATO and UN between the years 1969 and
advice on the portrayal of the self-sacrificing and bravery of the dangers
and fears, of the hardships and loneliness, endured by world peacekeepers on
the symbolism of - is
greatly appreciated by our board.
You qualify for the medal if you - as a military or civilian - have done service of 30 days or more in a UN, NATO or EU Military Mission Area.
If qualifying service is brought to an end and before the end of 30 days on account of death, or evacuation from the mission area owing to wounds or other disability then the reduced period of service will qualify for the award.
The following International recognised
Peacekeeping Organisations may apply for - The International Volunteers
Foreign Service Medal:
Immediate next of kin (first generation only) may apply for the medal.
medal is dedicated to military and civilian Peacekeepers everywhere -
SERVING and RETIRE - who
have served the Nobel Course Of Peace.
is dedicated to those wounded or maimed in body or mind whilst serving the
course of peace.
above all it is dedicated to those soldiers of peace who did not return, who
died in a foreign land so far from home, whilst serving the cause of peace.
Bombed and shelled, murdered and abducted they gave their all for peace and humanity, and to make our world a better place for humanity to live in. Their memory lives on forever.
As this medal is a Commemorative Medal
serving and retired military personnel should wear it in accordance with the
medal regulations which exist in their own country.
Members of Veteran Organisations should wear
The International Volunteers Foreign Service Medal in accordance with the
rules and medal regulations of their organisation.
Next of kin may only wear this medal on their right breast.