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what are these foreign batons on dutch batonset

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If it were British I would say the red one with the three white stripes, would be for the MBE or, OBE - military division. Being Dutch perhaps he was awarded a British Honour ?

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All these ribbons, since they come to the end of the bars, are obviously foreign (non-dutch orders).

The one with gold crown device and black ribbon could be the Order of the Northern (or Polar) Star (Sweden), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Polar_Star

The ones with the rosette devices could be French or Belgian orders. The pale blue ribbon could be a Ex-French Colonial order (ordre de l'étoile noire), see http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordre_de_l'%C3%89toile_noire, the rosette with white/silver colour backing would indicate the class (commander). The blue/red/blue ribbon with rosette could be l'ordre du Mérite militaire, see http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordre_du_M%C3%A9rite_militaire_(France), but I cannot see if there are a narrow white stripe at the extremities of this ribbon.

As Mervyn said the striped pinkish red ribbon is definitely the Order of the British Empire (abbr. OBE), military division, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_British_Empire .

I thought that the white ribbon with 4 red narrow stripes could be Austrian or Danish, but I couldn't confirm it so far... (see references : http://www.medals.org.uk/denmark/denmark-ribbons.htm and http://www.medals.org.uk/austria/austria-republic/austria-republic-ribbons.htm )

ciao,

Claudio

Claudio

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I think the last one with the red/white combo is the old Austrian red cross medal.

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Front and back views of an older version of MBE/OBE. The ribbon is the military issue. The two insignia are

identical - however, the MBE is silver and the OBE is silver gilt.

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