- Unit citation
A unit citation is a formal, honorary mention by high authority of a military unit's specific and outstanding performance, notably in battle.
Similar mentions can also be made for individual soldiers.
Alternatively or concurrently, the unit can be awarded an honorary title, a mention on the flag or a decoration.
In France, since 1916, the "
fourragère" (an ornamental colored cord) is worn on the uniform by the members of a unit which had received several citations.
Unit citations by country
Unit Citation for Gallantry
Meritorious Unit Citation
Group Bravery Citation- Civilian award
Ordre de la Libération(also an individual award)
In order of precedence:
ources and references
*"Nouveau Petit Larousse Illustré", 1951 (in French)
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