France – National Defence Medal

The National Defence Medal (French: “Médaille de la Défense nationale”) is a French military decoration. It was created by Charles Hernu, Minister of Defence and established by decree on 21 April 1982. It rewards particularly honourable service rendered by military personnel for their participation in operational activities. The medal has three levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Bronze (Barette Armée de Terre)

Major M. Lavoie CD