The Royal and Charitable Association of Bearers of Decorations and Medals of Belgium was founded on 3 December 1865.
Named since 1969: Royal Association of Wearers of Decorations and Medals
of Belgium for acts of courage, of self-sacrifice and charity.
Since 21 July 1867 the decorations of the K.M.V.D.E.M.B. are recognized by the government as civil decorations.