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DANISH RED CROSS COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS OF WAR IN KOREA,1953 (Dansk Rode Kors' mindetegn for krigsfangeudvekslingen i Korea 1953) - A Catalgoue of Decorations and Campaign Medals
Issued By Denmark To United Nations Forces
For The Korean War 1950 - 1954

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DANISH RED CROSS COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS OF WAR IN KOREA,1953 (Dansk Rode Kors' mindetegn for krigsfangeudvekslingen i Korea 1953) 

 

DANISH RED CROSS COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS OF WAR IN KOREA,1953 (Dansk Rode Kors' mindetegn for krigsfangeudvekslingen i Korea 1953)

Obverse A silver laurel wreath ring 6mm thick, with a red cross in enamel 7mm wide in the centre.
Reverse Silver laurel wreath with the inscription " KOREA / KRIGSFANGE / UDVEKSLING / 1953 " engraved in four lines on the plain cross.
Size 34mm in diameter.
Suspension The ribbon is threaded through a 12mm diameter ring, which passes through a 5mm loop designed to look like a binding for the laurel wreath at the top of the medal. The ring will move forwards and backwards but not sideways.
Composition Silver and red enamel.
Designers Not known.
Naming Issued unnamed.
Ribbon White 27mm wide with three 4mm red stripes set 5mm apart.
No. of clasps None.
Other emblems None.
No. issued 9
Instituted Founded by the Danish Red Cross on 2 October 1956.
Qualification Awarded with a United Nations certificate dated 8 September 1953, to the
following nine Danish doctors who participated in the exchange of prisoners after the Korean war:-

Doctor V. ASSCHENFELDT-HANSEN
Doctor H. BOLAND Doctor A. CHRISTIANSEN
Doctor T. CHRISTIANSEN
Doctor H. JACOBSEN
Doctor S. JENSEN-HEIN Doctor P. KIRKETERP
Doctor H. VINTER
Doctor B. MAEGAARD-NEILSON