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France: Honour Diploma of Standard Bearer

Last modified: 2002-11-02 by ivan sache
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Terms of awarding

The diploma was created by amended Ministerial order from the Ministre des Anciens Combattants (in charge of the ex-servicemen), dated 26 July 1961. Terms of awarding were modified in 1978 and are currently prescribed by Ministerial order dated 19 December 1986.

The applicants should fulfil the following requirements:

  • The eligible emblems are the national emblem [the national flag], the regimental flags, the flag of the Red Cross and hospital staff, as well as the flag of Civil Defence, which regroups the rescuers-first-aid-workers.
  • The applicant should have completed, for at least five years, consecutive or not, as incumbent or substitute, the official assignment of Standard Bearer.

The application shall be proposed either by:

  • An association of ex-servicemen or war victims
  • An association of national orders (Légion d'Honneur, Médaille Militaire, Ordre National du Mérite)
  • An organization of Officers or NCOs regularly registered at the préfecture
  • The Mayor of a municipality, to honour the firemen, the rescuerss-first-aid-workers and the hospital staff.

Review of the applications shall be made by the departemental service of the National Office for ex-servicemen and war victims.

The diploma shall be delivered on behalf of the State Secretary for the ex-servicemen and war victims.

The list of the honour diploma holders shall be published in the Official Bulletin of Decorations, Medals and Awards.

Source: Website of the Préfecture of the department of Haute-Garonne

Ivan Sache, 15 October 2001

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