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  1. I found some newspaper articles about a J.W. Buitendijk. In the sixties he was a police officer and a judge. No connection with Africa unfortunately. The clippings are in Dutch. ☺
  2. Laurentius, the cross will probably be marked with a silver mark (a sword) and a makers mark. In the seventies Koninklijke Begeer is a likely candidate. Regards Herman
  3. Sadly no information about mr. Buitendijk. This set belongs to an Infantry officer who fought in May 1940 with 8th Infantry Regiment at the Grebbeberg, was a prisoner in Germany in WW2, and received an Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau with the swords a few months prior to his retirement.
  4. I found this one with a Swedish Vasa order. This one is identified to Johan Willem Buitendijk.
  5. Again with a Royal connection? Unfortunately not identified.
  6. The new owner of the Colonel Jan Sar medal bar nicely restored it to it's original state.
  7. Is the uniform in the picture that of a Navy Konteradmiral? Looks more like an Army Generalmajor. Regards Herman
  8. 😁😊 Thanks. Bovomed is a good adress for your medals. Also the set of General Hoeffer was refreshed by them. Therefore my question. Cheers Herman
  9. In the Dutch Army officers list of 1936 he is listed as a Lieutenant Colonel of the Military Police (Koninklijke Marechaussee) with the following decorations: Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau, officers cross 30, Member in the Order of the British Empire (MBE) and the Decoration 2nd class of tge Austrian Red Cross. The Mobilisation cross WW1 is not mentioned in these lists as it was awarded by a private committee. The Knight in the Order of the Nederlandse Leeuw and the Mobilisation cross WW2 were awarded later. The MOK from 1949 to 1952. So Laurentius this medalbar is full
  10. Hello, It isa wild guess, but probably a Nijmegen four days marches ribbon and a NOC medal ribbon. Both are sport/physical awards. NOC means Netherlands Olympic Comité. Regards Herman
  11. Actually this set belonged to Officer of Health (Officier van Gezondheid) Tiddo Reddingius.
  12. The medal set of Colonel Jan Hendrik Sar. One of the 17 Dutch who helped the Albanian forces in 1914. The empty place at the front of the bar was probably occupied by a Knight or Officer grade cross of the Order of Orange Nassau with the swords. He became Knight in this order in 1923 and Officer in 1946 after his retirement. Regards Herman
  13. Another one. He served in WW2 and in the Netherlands Indies right after WW2.
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