France

France has been dealing with unofficial orders and decorations since the early 19th. century, with a final scandal in 1822 concerning a member of the French War Department. This scandal finally led on April 16th 1824 to a royal decree, stating : “ All decorations and orders, of whatever designation or form, which have not been awarded by us or by foreign souvereigns are declared illegaly or abusively obtained, and those who wear them are ordered to relinguish them immediately”. An imperial decree of 10th. June 1853 repeated the same exact wording and specified that foreign decorations and orders could only be worn with official approval by the French government. Until recently, the wearing of awards and orders which were awarded unofficialy, was punished severely, from solitary confinement to heavy fines.

It is laid down that French subjects as well as officers in French service shall wear their orders, decorations and medals in a certain sequence on their left breast. This sequence is as follows:
1. Legion d’Honneur.
2. French Orders.
3. French Decorations.
4. French Medals.
5. Foreign Orders, Decorations and Medals in the same sequence as...

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Highest Decorations

Fourragere Croix de GuerreLanyard with the War Cross
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Croix de Guerre "Vichy"Vichy War Medal
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Croix de Guerre L.V. F. (Vichy)War Cross of the French Voluntary Legion (Vichy)
In the database: 9
Issued:unknown

Orders

Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'HonneurGrand Cross to the Legion of Honor
In the database: 41
Issued:unknown
Grand Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'HonneurGrand Officer to the Legion of Honor
In the database: 39
Issued:unknown
Commandeur de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'HonneurCommander to the Legion of Honor
In the database: 54
Issued:unknown
Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'HonneurOfficer to the Legion of Honor
In the database: 66
Issued:unknown
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'HonneurKnight to the Legion of Honor
In the database: 154
Issued:unknown
l' Ordre de la Francisque Gallique (Vichy)Order of Francisque Gallique
In the database: 1
Issued:2626

Medals for Merit and Bravery (Not Orders)

Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)In the database: 85
Issued:unknown
Médaille de l'AéronautiqueAviators Medal
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Médaille MilitaireMilitary Medal
In the database: 70
Issued:unknown
Médaille de la Résistance FrançaiseResistance Medal
In the database: 54
Issued:unknown
Croix du Combattant Volontaire 1939-1945War Volunteers Cross
In the database: 21
Issued:unknown

Campaign and Service Awards

Médaille Resistance Polonaise en FrancePolish Resistance in France Medal
In the database: 2
Issued:2000
Médaille d'Or de la Réconnaissance FrançaiseFrench Gratitude Medal in Gold
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Médaille d'Argent de la Réconnaissance FrançaiseFrench Gratitude Medal in Silver
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Médaille Bronze de la Réconnaissance FrançaiseFrench Gratitude Medal in Bronze
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Reconnaissance de la France LibéréeMedal of Liberated France
In the database: 12
Issued:unknown
Médaille des Services Volontaires dans la France LibreMedal for Voluntary Service in the Free French Forces
In the database: 23
Issued:unknown
Medaille de la Liberation NormandyIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Médaille ColonialeColonial Medal
In the database: 19
Issued:unknown
Médaille du Levant (Vichy)Medal of Syria and Cilicia
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Croix du Combattant 1939-1940 (Vichy)Combatant's Cross 1939-1940 (Vichy)
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

Dunkirk MedalIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Médaille Commémorative de Rawa-RuskaMedal for Rawa-Ruska
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Croix du CombattantCross for Combatants
In the database: 16
Issued:unknown
Croix du Combattant Volontaire RésistanceCross of the Volunteer of the Resistance
In the database: 16
Issued:unknown
Médaille Commemorative de la Guerre 1939-1945Commemorative Medal of the War 1939-1945
In the database: 23
Issued:unknown
Médaille commémorative de la Campagne d’ItalieCommemorative Medal for the Italian Campaign 1943-1944
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Medaille des PasseursIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Médaille des ÉvadésMedal of those who Escaped
In the database: 16
Issued:unknown
Médaille de la Déportation et de l’Internement pour faits de RésistanceMedal for those Deported and Interned for Resistance Activities
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown

Wounded and Passed-Away Awards

Insigne des Blessés MilitairesSpecial ribbon for those wounded
In the database: 15
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations FFL

Insigne Parachutiste FFLFFL Parachutist Badge
In the database: 11
Issued:unknown

Other Decorations Armeé de l'Air

PilotePilot
In the database: 40
Issued:unknown

Civilian Decorations

Médaille de Récompense de la Croix Rouge FrançaiseMedal of Recompense of the French Red Cross
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Médaille d’Or pour actes de courage et de dévouementGold Medal for deads of courage and dedication
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Médaille de Vermeil pour actes de courage et de dévouementGuilded Medal for deads of courage and dedication
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Médaille de Bronze pour actes de courage et de dévouementBronze medal for deads of courage and dedication
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Médaille d’Argent de 2ème classe pour actes de courage et de dévouementSilver Medal of 2nd Class for deads of courage and dedication
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Médaille d’Argent de 1ère classe pour actes de courage et de dévouementSilver Medal of 1st Class for deads of courage and dedication
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Mention honorable pour actes de courage et de dévouementHonorable mentioning for deads of courage and dedication
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown