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Indeed, Frans van Lennep (Amsterdam, 14 June 1890 - Bentveld, 15 April 1980) was “kamerheer” to both Queen Wilhelmina and Queen Juliana.

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Here is a set which probably belonged to a Dutch soldier who served in the Dutch Princess Irene Brigade in WW2. This brigade fought in Northwest Europe in 1944-1945.

 

As you can see he chose to wear his British Campaign stars. This was forbidden in the Dutch forces after WW2. Since the eighties of the last century most veterans are retired and started to wear them anyway.

 

His medals are:

Bronze Lion

War Remembrance cross with 3 clasps

Resistance Remembrance cross

1939-1945 star

France and Germany star

Defence Medal

War medal 39-45

 

Unfortunately his name is lost in history. 

 

 

 

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Herman

Thank you for this interesting post.  I like the mixture of Dutch and British medals, and I can understand why veterans would choose to wear both, even if it was officially not permitted.

Regards

Brett

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After a mere 11 months lets throw in a new picture.

Probably a general from the former Netherlands East Indies Army.

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A Dutch miniature group. (Not in my possession). The owner retired as a Major General and Adjudant General to the King.

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Hello,

Time for some new medalsets:

here they come..

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Sampo

Thank you for showing more very impressive medal bars.  I need to learn more about Dutch military history.

Regards

Brett

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Sampo

Thank you again for more striking medals.   I am impressed by the colourful ribbons and the elaborate designs of the medals themselves..  I wonder if they are as expensive as they look?

Regards

Brett

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Hi Brett,

Thank you for your comments, if any questions on Dutch medals, just let me know. And yes some are really well designed, on the last two pictures the medals are from Sweden(north star order, and sword order)

Here is another one from the modern conflicts, enjoy!

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Sampo,

Interesting that the last medal on this bar is the General Campaign Star Of  Canada with an Afghanistan bar.  Great looking medal bars you have in your collection.

Regards,

Gordon

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