About Medals and Decorations

Service Awards Applications

Visit the Department of National Defence Website for more information on National and Military Honours and Awards beyond the Korean War.

Additional information regarding modern honours of Canada can also be found on the website of the Governor General of Canada.

For further information regarding medals issued in Britain by the Ministry of Defence Medal Office, please visit Ministry of Defence.

© The bulk of English textual material found in the Canadian Military Medals and Decorations section is owned exclusively under copyright law by The Unitrade Press of Toronto, Ontario and may be found in their English publication entitled Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals, ISBN 1-895909-13-9. The Unitrade Press has granted permission to Veterans Affairs Canada to include this material on the Veterans Affairs Canada Web Site and the material was translated by the Translation Bureau. However, all rights thereto are reserved under the Pan-American and Universal Copyright Conventions by The Unitrade Press of Toronto, Ontario - 1994.

History, Meaning and Significance

When one thinks of medals, the image of veterans gathered for Remembrance Day often comes to mind. But while these honours are generally associated with military service, civilian equivalents exist to honour exceptional contributions to the nation in time of war, or for outstanding acts of citizenship.

History, Meaning and Significance

Mounting and Wearing of Decorations, Campaign Stars, and Medals

The following is provided in order that those awarded War Decorations, Campaign Stars and Medals, particularly those earned during the First World War, the Second World War and the Korean War, may know how they should be mounted and worn.

Mounting and Wearing of Decorations, Campaign Stars, and Medals

Medal Contact Information

Contact information for medals and decorations.

Medal Contact Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Requests for medals have come in from Veterans, families of deceased Veterans, as well as requests for general information, verification for additional awards, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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