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MEDALS

The Medal of Order of Muhammad ‘Ali (Nu’ut al-Muhammad ‘Ali): founded by Sultan Husain Kamil on 14th April 1915 and attached to the order. Awarded in two classes (1. First class in gold, and 2. Second class in silver) for acts of supreme gallantry by officers and men of the Egyptian military forces, regardless of rank or status..

The Medal of the Order of Muhammad ‘Ali, 1st class in gold.

The Medal for Bravery (Nu’ut al-Shuja’at): instituted by Khedive Abbas Hilmi II in 1913 as a reward for NCO’s and men of the Egyptian military forces, police and civilians for acts of gallantry and bravery. Awarded in three classes (1. gold, 2. silver and 3. bronze). Retained and modified by the Republic in 1953.

The Khedive’s Bronze Star (L) and the Khedive’s Sudan Medal, type 1 (L) and tupe 2 (R).

The Khedive’s Bronze Star: instituted by Khedive Tawfik under the authority of the Sultan of Turkish in 1882, to recognise military services in various campaigns within Egypt and the Sudan. Clasps were attached to the medal to recognise participation in particular battles and campaigns, stating the name of the battle or campaign and date.
The Khedive’s Sudan Medal: instituted by Khedive Abbas Hilmi II on 12th February 1897 to recognise the services of those who took part in military campaigns for the re-conquest of the Sudan. Later extended to general military operations in the Sudan and on its borders. Clasps were attached to the medal to recognise participation in particular battles and campaigns, stating the name of the battle or campaign and date.
The Khedive’s Sudan Medal: instituted by Khedive Abbas Hilmi II on 12th June 1911 to replace the previous medal, to recognise the services of those who took part in military campaigns and pacification operations in the Sudan, including police and civil servants who took part or assisted in such campaigns. Clasps were attached to the medal to recognise participation in particular battles and campaigns, stating the name of the battle or campaign and date.
 

Palestine Medal

Palestine Medal (Medalat al-Falasteen): instituted by King Faruk in 1948 to recognize services during the campaigns of the First Arab-Israeli War.
 

The Medals for Meritorious Actions, 2nd class (L), Devotion, 2nd class (C) and Benevolence, 3rd class (R).

The Medal for Meritorious Actions: instituted by Sultan Husain Kamil in 1917 and awarded without discrimination of sex or nationality, for long and meritorious services to the King, the state or society. Modified by King Fu’ad I in 1923 and 1928, and ranked after all orders and military medals. Awarded in three categories (1. gold, 2. silver and 3. bronze). The medal bar recorded the date and nature of the services for which the award was made, further services being recognised by additional bars.
The Medal for Devotion (Nu’ut al-Wa’agib): instituted by King Fu’ad I in 1920 to reward distingusihed services in maintaining public order, by policemen of all ranks, mayors, sheikhs, civic guards, and other employees of the Ministry of the Interior. Modified in 1923 and 1930. Awarded in three categories (1. gold, 2. silver and 3. bronze). The medal bar recorded the date and nature of the services for which the award was made, further services being recognised by additional bars.
The Medal for Benevolence: instituted by King Fu’ad I in 1928 to reward loyal service and good conduct of a civil nature to the King or members of the Royal Family. Awarded in three categories (1. gold - thirty-fives years of service or more, 2. silver - twenty-five years, and 3. bronze - fifteen years). The period restrictions did not apply when the medals were awarded in recognition of particular civil or military service.
 

King Faruk Enthronement Medal (L) and Muhammad ‘Ali Commemorative Medal (R).

King Faruk Enthronement Medal: instituted by King Faruk to commemorate his coming of age and enthronement as King on 28th April 1936.
Muhammad ‘Ali Commemorative Medal: instituted by King Faruk in 1949 to commemorate the death of his ancestor, Muhammad ‘Ali Pasha.
 
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