PORTUGUESE MILITARY MEDALS


PORTUGUESE ORDERS, DECORATIONS AND MEDALS
Apart from the Military Orders, Portuguese military decorations consist of the Military medal and the Commemorative medal, each with several classes or modalities. 
The Military medals are Valour, War Cross, Distinguished Services, Military Merit, the 5 private medals (National Defense, S. George, Naval Cross, Afonso Henriques and the Aeronautical Merit) and the Exemplary Behaviour. 
The Commemorative medals are the all the others, starting with the Promoted for Distinguished Feats in Campaign Medal
The following list shows the order of precendence, according to the 2002 legislation:

 Military Order of the Tower and the Sword





 Military Order of Christ

 Military Order of Aviz




Military Order of Sant'Iago da Espada (St. James of the Sword)
Order of the Infante D. Henrique
Order of Liberty



Queen D. Amélia medal (colonial campaigns)
D. Pedro & D. Maria medal - Liberty Campaigns/Civilian service

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