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  1. I think it was awarded for a Norwegian state visit to the Netherlands in the early sixties.
  2. A set of a Dutch Infantry Lieutenant Colonel who served in the Netherlands East Indies following WW2.
  3. +1 your oak crown is a 100 % original first pattern. Great find. Regards Herman
  4. Indeed that is the case. I presume you deciphered the Dutch text, but to be complete: Lieutenant General 2nd May 1930 Retired 1st May 1934. Promoted in 1934 to Grandofficer in the Order of Orange-Nassau with the swords (Military Division) Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion Numeral XL to the Officers Cross Promoted to Grand Officer in the Legion Of Honor of France. Best regards Herman
  5. If he survived WW2, which he did not, his Dutch orders would have been rescinded by Royal Decree. This happened to several collaborators after the war. One retired general escaped this shame by committing suicide. Seijffardt, if he had survived the war, would have been convicted in court, probably the death sentence.
  6. From the Dutch officers list of 1929. He was at the time Major General and commander of the 1st Division. Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau Officers Cross with numeral XXXV Mobilisation cross 1914 - 1918 Commander 2nd class Sword Order of Sweden Commander 2nd class Danebrog Order of Denmark Officer Legion of Honor of France Officer in the Order of the Crown of Belgium His rank and date of promotion: 2lt Artillery 21st July 1892 1Lt 19th November 1898 Captain 1st of May 1911 Major 1st of November 1920 Lieute
  7. Interesting topic. No pictures to be found indeed. Checking several sources gives the following list: DSO & bar, DFC & bar, 39-45 star with Battle of Britain clasp, Air Crew Europe star, Defence Medal, War Medal & Mid oak leaf, Belgian Croix de Guerre with bronze oak leaf, Czecho-Slovakian Military Cross, French Legion d'Honneur Officer grade and French Croix de Guerre. Now a detailed sharp picture will help. Regards Herman
  8. Any news or update on this medal group? Regards Herman
  9. Lets try a different angle. What if the middel ribbon is the German Red Eagle Order. What blue ribbon would fit? Regards Herman
  10. Alight, I didn't know that. Still not to old to learn. But we agree upon the fact that it's a NC and not a DSC........ Regards Herman
  11. No, a black widow is an early WW2 Navy Cross and not a WW1 DSC. Regards Herman
  12. dedehansen, you are correct. He indeed wears both Dutch medals. In the Dutch archives in The Hague there must be a file on him. He served at least for six years in the Dutch Indies to receive the Bronze Long service medal. Normally it was awarded after 12 years, but in the tropics the years counted double. He is wearing the medals in the wrong order by the way. Regards Herman
  13. Hi Wessel, Your MC is a copy of the George V WW1 type. If you do a Google search you'll find the George VI, WW2 type and the Elizabeth II type aswell. I enclose a picture of an original WW1 MC. Regards Herman
  14. Numbered purple hearts are near to impossible to match with a name.They were issued by numerous lower level military hospitals or units. Most of them didn't hold any records. The only thing you can get from a number(range) is the manufacturer as stated by muckaroon1960.
  15. Here is a full set to a Dutch Marine NCO who got a Member (Lid) grade award in the Order of Oranje Nassau AND a Bronze Cross (Bronzen Kruis) bravery award. This is a ultra rare combination in a modern group. Enjoy the picture. Herman
  16. A modern group with the Oranje Nassau, knight, military division.
  17. The Dutch Cross for justice and freedom. The figure 2 and 3 on the bars are the 1 year tours a soldier did in Korea.
  18. Nice story IrishGunner. This is a clean example why we preserve history. Sometimes we collectors as keepsakers of history do the right thing, because it's just that, the right thing. Respectfully, Herman
  19. It is a put together. No Special forces officer with the name Delaney received a silver star, let alone 9... 😂😂 Regards Herman
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