Bronze medal in the form of a soldier’s Adrian helmet imposed on a wreath of oak and laurel with a ribbon inscribed ‘U.N.C.’, with loop for ribbon suspension; the reverse plain; on original ribbon.
The concept of the Union came from convalescent soldiers during 1917 and on 25 November 1918 its statutes were lodged, being published on 11 December 1918. The government recognised it as a society of public interest on 20 June 1920.
Membership is open to former combatants in all conflicts from all branches of the French armed forces and their widows and to former and currently serving military. Its aims are to preserve the interests of France, peace and friendship between peoples and the remembrance of former servicemen.
A striking and unusual design.