Forsvarets Hæderstegn for God Tjeneste
Department of Defence Long Service Medal
Official abbreviation: F.H.T.
Instituted March 11th 1953 by King Frederik 9th.
Awarded to any man or woman after 25 years of consecutive service in the Danish Defence (Ministry of defense, military schools, etc, not part of either the Navy, Army or Airforce), after their 20th birthday.
After 40 years of service, a Gold Oak-leaf will be added to the ribbon.
Design: Worn in a red ribbon with a wide white centre stripe. The medal is in silver and the obverse shows the monogram of King Frederik IX.
Other information: The 25 and 40 years medals are the same medal, the device is just added to a ribbon after 40 years.
Personel eligible for the Medal of Merit in Silver, will get this instead of the 40 Years LSM.
Official decree (Danish)
25 Years Department of Defence Long Service Medal obverse. Image courtesy of Forsvaret
40 Years Department of Defence Long Service Medal obverse. Image courtesy of Forsvaret
Opdateret d. 17.6.2013