Haakon VII's Freedom Cross

Haakon VII's Freedom Cross

Infobox Military Award
name=Haakon VII Frihetskors

type=Single-grade medal
eligibility=Norwegian or foreign military or civilian personnel
for=Outstanding achievement during war
established=18 May 1945
higher=Royal Norwegian Order of Merit
lower=St Olav's medal with Oak Branch


Haakon VII's Freedom Cross was established 18 May 1945. The medal is awarded to Norwegian or foreign military or civilian personnel for outstanding achievement during war. The medal is in the shape of a Maltese cross. In the middle of the cross on the adverse side is a circular red field with the monogram of King Haakon VII of Norway over the letter V for victory in gilded silver. On the reverse side the following is engraved: "Alt for Norge 7 juni 1945" (All for Norway 7 June 1945), the seventh of June 1945 being the day the King came back to Norway after his five year forced exile during World War II. The medal is hung from a blue ribbon with a narrow white stripe along both edges.

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