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saxcob   

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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Herman   

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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Herman   

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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Herman   

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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