Medalha da Cruz de Guerra
The first class can be awarded to land, sea or air units that, collectively, have performed feats of exceptional valor.
OBVERSE: a templar cross, with a national emblem superimposed, in the center;
REVERSE: in the center, a circle with two crossed ancient swords, surrounded by two laurel wreaths.
The distinction between classes is as it follows:
1st CLASS – neck ribbon; or gold cross device with laurel over ribbon;
2nd CLASS – silver; gold cross device over ribbon;
3rd CLASS – silver; silver cross device over ribbon;
4th CLASS – silver; copper cross device over ribbon.
War Crosses Awarded during the Colonial War (1961-1975)
Army - 2634
Navy - 68
Air Force - 273
- Decreto-Lei n.º 316/2002 de 27 de Dezembro - Regulamento da Medalha Militar e das Medalhas Comemorativas das Forças Armadas;
- Afonso, Aniceto & Matos Gomes, Carlos de, Guerra Colonial, Diário de Notícias, Lisboa: s/d
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Above: Military Valour Medal
Below: Military Order of Christ