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    After spending years with a very outdated and pretty useless system of awarding medals, the Danish armed forces have made a lot of new medals.
    As a result of the "Veterans policy" the Ministry of Defence have created a medal awarded for international deployment with the Armed Forces before 2009.

    The medal is called "Forsvarets Medalje for International Tjeneste 1948-2009" (The Defence Medal for International Service 1948-2009).
    The "Defence Medal" from 1991, was created as a way of awarding special deeds, but was in fact given to anyone who was deployed and got a NATO/UN medal.
    Before 1991 a Danish medal for international deployment didn’t exist.
    More than one deployment before 2009 does NOT give multiple medals nor a oak leaf device.



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