Hors de Combat Medal - a befitting way to recognise and pay tribute to the sacrifices and suffering incurred by service personnel throughout the world in the service of their country.
Hors de Combat - to put out of the fight; out of action. Expression used on service record of person out of action due to wounds or injury.
The outstanding bravery of British servicemen and women who have sustained wounds or injury in the line of duty is recognised with the striking of the 'Hors de Combat' commemorative medal.
The medal is a befitting way to recognise and pay tribute to the sacrifices and suffering incurred by service personnel throughout the world in the service of their country to be worn with pride not alongside gallantry decorations, but separately and distinctively.
The 'Hors de Combat' medal is also available posthumously to next of kin of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. This medal which will be distinguished by an exclusively designed Poppy on the ribbon for posthumous recognition can be cherished and kept as a fitting tribute to the loss of a loved one who sacrificed their life for their country.
In more peaceful times the acknowledged bravery of our servicemen and women during war and peacekeeping actions is often forgotten and for these people the 'Hors de Combat' medal recognises and pays tribute to this service.
The words "In the line of Duty" encircle both the obverse and reverse designs. On a highly polished background a gladiator, renowned for fighting to the death, is shown in submissive pose as he gives thanks for his survival before an ethereal female figure accepting the gesture. The reverse again has a highly polished background, the dominant element - a stylished rendering of the surgeon's knot, as old as the branch of medicine so long associated with the healing of the wounded and injured.
The ribbon comprises a broad central band of rich red bound on either side by narrow bands of blue representing the arteries and veins of the body. These elements are in turn bound on the outer edges by bands of clinical white representing the sterile conditions necessary for recovery. The ribbon is attached to the medal by a suspender comprising oak leaves symbolic of strength and bravery. A Poppy on the ribbon distinguishes medals issued posthumously. It has a plated finish to avoid tarnishing or soiling of the ribbon.
Please note that the full-size medal is only available by completing the application form below. After you have completed all of the fields and added any additional
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Medal Edge Engraving
Your service number, rank, name & initials and regiment or service can be professionally diamond engraved on the edge of your Hors de Combat Medal making it an even more personal and precious heirloom.
Individually Engraved Clasps
The individually engraved, nickel clasps, specifically designed to match the finish of this medal to highlight the details of your service are suitable for fitting to the medal ribbon (we recommend no more than three clasps are fitted to The Hors de Combat Medal).
Medal Presentation Cases
Store your Hors de Combat Medal in the plush lined Medal Presentation Case which can de personalised with your service details.
Miniature Hors de Combat Medal
A miniature Hors de Combat Medal can also be added to your order and is supplied mounted ready to wear.
Ribbon Brooch Bar & Hors de Combat Tie
As well as a matching Hors de Combat Ribbon Brooch Bar, your can also select an easycare 100% polyester tie which has been tastefully designed with stripes matching the Hors de Combat ribbon. Please select the items your require on the application form below along with your personalisation details
This medal is supplied on a single pin ready to wear.
Apply for a Hors de Combat Full-Size Medal using the Application Form below:
(Please Note The Details entered below should be those of the recipient of the medal)