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Yankee, April 24, 2007 in Northern European & Baltic States
Cool bar with some nice orders. He was close to the royal family I bet.
Indeed, Frans van Lennep (Amsterdam, 14 June 1890 - Bentveld, 15 April 1980) was “kamerheer” to both Queen Wilhelmina and Queen Juliana.
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:
War Remembrance cross with 3 clasps
Resistance Remembrance cross
France and Germany star
War medal 39-45
Unfortunately his name is lost in history.
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.
Interesting because British recipients were allowed to wear allied, including Dutch, decorations
After a mere 11 months lets throw in a new picture.
Probably a general from the former Netherlands East Indies Army.
Another amazing group, Herman. Congratulations!
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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