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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.
Time for some new medalsets:
here they come..
And one more Dutch army bar with service in Lebanon, former Yugoslavia and the Gulf war 1991.
Thank you for showing more very impressive medal bars. I need to learn more about Dutch military history.
And some more groups...
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?
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!
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.
here's a gold Orange Nassau officer level without swords, as well. I apologize for the somewhat out of focus photos.
finally found a sharper photo I had of mine...
The Desert Storm bar is a real rarity!!! Very cool to see the mixed British/Dutch bars too.
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