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Médaille de la Gendarmerie nationale
File:Medaille de la Gendarmerie Nationale.png
Obvserse of the Medal
Awarded by  France
Type Medal
Awarded for Citation medal of la Gendarmerie nationale
Established 5 September 1949
Next (higher) Croix de la Valeur militaire
Next (lower) Médaille de la Résistance

Medaille de la Gendarmerie Nationale ribbon.svg

Medaille de la Gendarmerie Nationale avec grenade ribbon.svg
Ribbon bar without and with grenade clasp

The Médaille de la Gendarmerie nationale is a French military decoration created September 5, 1949.


The medal was established to reward citations to officers and NCO's of la Gendarmerie nationale. It may also be awarded to individuals who have, through special missions, rendered significant assistance to the poilce.


The medal is round, on the obverse is a helmet resting on a sword pointing upward, it bears the inscription "Gendarmerie nationale". The reverse has a laurel wreath with the words "Courage Discipline". Subsequent awards of the medal are denoted by grenade shaped clasps attached to the ribbon.

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