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Netherlands, the (1815-present, Kingdom)

The Dutch system of Decorations.

History
The present Dutch system of decorations finds its origins in the institution of the Military Order of William (Militaire Willemsorde) and the Civil Order of Merit of the Dutch Lion. (Orde der Nederlandse Leeuw). Royal Warrants instituted these orders on 30 April 1815. Both orders were the direct consequence of the establishment of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815, immediately after the end of French rule under Napoleon. However, these awards were not the first awards that were presented on Dutch territory.

The notion of Knighthood is a term that most people have in their imagination. The first written account of a presentation of a Knight's Order in the Netherlands dates back to July 15th 1279. That day Count Floris V awarded a Knighthood to 12 noblemen in the Ridderzaal (Knight’s Hall) in The Hague. These noblemen were awarded the Order of Saint Jacob. The decorations belonging to this title were a gilt silver necklace with shells and a medallion with the image of Saint Jacob. The Order of the Golden Fleece (Gulden Vlies) became the next award with some sort of importance. Philips de Goede instituted this award on January 10th 1430 at Brugge. These orders were reserved for noblemen. The Golden Fleece was split up after 1701 in a Spanish and an Austrian branch, respectively granted by the Spanish Monarch and the Archduke of Austria. The Order of the Golden Fleece still exists and is awarded by the Spanish Monarch, mainly to other Monarchs.

Between 1568 and 1795, at the time of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, there were no Knight's Orders. After all, it was customary that Knight's Orders were awarded by Monarchs and not by a Republic. In this period, it was customary to commemorate a prominent event with an Occasion Medal. In general, these were designed in gold. In 1628 the first award that was intended to reward a person's merit for the country was designed by the Dutch parliament. This award was commonly known as the Ambassadors’ Medal. The highest rank of this award became the Republic’s alternative for the Knight's Orders.The Fourth English War between 1780 and 1784 reached its climax in the Battle at Doggersbank in 1781. The Dutch victory was the reason Stadhouder Willem IV designed the first medal with a ribbon, the Doggersbank Medal. It was a medal, which was suspended from an orange or a red, white and blue colored ribbon. With this ribbon, the Doggersbank Medal more or less became the example for the future series of awards.

During the Batavian Republic (1795-1806) there were no major developments in the Dutch system of honours. This changed when in 1806 Lodewijk Napoleon became King of the Netherlands. In December 1806, he instituted the Grand Order of the Union and the Order of Merit of the Kingdom of Holland. Finally, due to an intervention of his brother Napoleon Bonaparte, both Orders were combined to the Royal Order of Holland, which was renamed the Order of the Union in 1808. The Order of the Union consisted of three classes (Grand Cross, Commander and Knight) for officers and two medals (Gold and Silver) for persons of lower ranks. When Holland became part of the French Empire in 1811, the French Ordre Impérial de la Réunion replaced the Order of the Union. When the son of Stadhouder Willem V was declared a sovereign Monarch on November 30th 1813, a situation of local fights between withdrawing French troops and units loyal to Orange aroused in the Netherlands. These fights formed the cause for the institution of various medals, which were later on transformed into official decorations. The fights against Napoleon in the next campaigns in northern France also gave cause to the institution of new medals. These medals commonly bore the text "For Courage and Patriotism" (voor Moed, Beleid en Trouw) in Dutch and can be seen as the example for the Military Order of William.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands under the new King, King Willem I, pretty soon wanted the institution of a Knight's Order. The Dutch army comprised 325 bearers of the French Legion d’Honneur, and it was desirable that this honour would be carried further onwards. Furthermore the King wanted to have the possibility of rewarding people’s gallantry. As such, the Military Order of William was instituted on April 30th 1815. Next to this highest Dutch decoration for bravery, the Order of the Dutch Lion was instituted. Where the Military Order of William was exclusively awarded to soldiers, the Order of the Dutch Lion was meant as a civil decoration.

The Belgian fight for freedom from 1830 until 1832 was the reason for the presentation of huge numbers of the Military Order of William. Because of this, the appreciation for the award diminished. To prevent this, a rule was taken up in the Law for the Military Order of William, which indicated that not every action of bravery automatically led towards the presentation of the Military Order of William. It was also possible to register the act of bravery as an Honorable Mention. However, these rules were ineffective. The main reason was the fact that the Honorable Mention could not be worn. To solve this, an addition was made in the form of a Crown-pin, which could be worn on the ribbon of another decoration. Furthermore various other so-called awards for bravery were instituted. As such, in 1839 the Medal for Courage and Fidelity came into being, especially meant for native soldiers of the Royal Dutch East-Indies Army (KNIL) who had been excluded from the MWO. In 1898 the silver and bronze medals were replaced by the more beautiful Cross for Courage and Fidelity in silver and bronze. In 1855 a Sable of Honor was instituted. The recipients of this sable could wear an insignia of two crossed sables covered with the Royal Crown, on the ribbon of the Cross for Important Battle Actions (later became a new War Commemorative Cross) that was instituted in 1869. For the same Cross for Important Battle Actions the insignia of the Honorable Mention, the Crown, was designed.

In the following years various Commemorative Medals were designed and instituted. They were mostly instituted in remembrance of battles or wars. An important award in this area was the Cross for Important Battle Actions; this was because the insignia of the Sable of Honor and the Honorable Mention could be worn on its ribbon. The Cross for Important Battle Actions became a standard decoration; the battles in which the recipient had participated were indicated by means of buckles with an inscription. The buckles were worn on the ribbon. However, the Cross for Important Battle Actions was discontinued during the Second World War and was finally replaced by the War Commemorative Cross (OHK) that was presented from 1944 onwards.

On April 12th 1940, inspired by the changes in warfare, the Law for the Military Order of William was amended and the Honorable Mention was abolished. However, the events on May 10th 1940 prevented the system from being changed. After the capitulation, the Dutch Government in Exile finally revised the system of honours. The Government Council decided to institute a War Decoration on May 20th 1940, and a Royal Warrant instituted the Bronze Cross (BK) on June 11th 1940. The Honorable Mention could be attached to the ribbon of the Bronze Cross. The Bronze Cross was a military medal. A commission was formed on October 8th 1940, to reward the acts of Merchant Navy personnel. This led to the institution of the Cross of Merit (KV) on February 20th 1941.The formation of the commission and the popularity of the Cross of Merit led to another change of the Law for the Military Order of William and the formation of a Commission for Military Decorations (CMO). This commission came with a complete revision, through which especially military performances were valued highly. However, by personal intervention of Queen Wilhelmina a new system of honours was instituted in 1944.

Still, the Military Order of William was the highest decoration. The Bronze Lion, that replaced the Honorable Mention, then followed the Military Order of William. The Bronze Cross was the next decoration on the list, followed by the Cross of Merit and the new Dutch Flying Cross. In this way, a series of decorations for bravery was established which could distinguish soldiers and citizens in reasonable balance.

After the Second World War, the wish arose to distinguish members of the resistance. To this end, two decorations were instituted, the Resistance Cross, that was classified immediately after the Military Order of William, and the Resistance Star East Asia, which was classified directly after the Bronze Lion.

The Netherlands in the Second World War
The Netherlands became involved in the Second World War on May 10th 1940. That day the German Army invaded the Netherlands. After five days of fierce fighting and the bombing of the city of Rotterdam, the Dutch Army finally capitulated on May 14th 1940. However, it was not untill May 17th 1940 that the whole of the Netherlands fell into German hands.

The Dutch Government and the Royal House fled to England and formed a Government in exile in London. This was necessary because of the Dutch Overseas Territories, namely Suriname, the Dutch Antilles and the Dutch East-Indies. In January 1942 the Dutch-East Indies were invaded by Japan and the remaining Dutch forces evacuated to Australia.

Dutch units fought together with the Allied troops in Europe and Asia. The Netherlands and Dutch East-Indies were finally liberated in May and August 1945.

Order of precedence of Dutch decorations (the list only contain the most common decorations of the Second World War or with any connection towards the Second World War):

Militaire Willems-Orde MWO
Verzetskruis VZK
Erepenning voor Menslievend Hulpbetoon
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw ONL
Orde van Oranje-Nassau ON
Huisorde van Oranje HO
Eervolle Vermelding EV
Bronzen Leeuw BL
Verzetsster Oost-Azië VOA
Bronzen Kruis BK
Kruis van Verdienste KV
Vliegerkruis VK
Erepenning voor Menslievend hulpbetoon (zilver en brons)
De Ruytermedaille
Erepenning voor Verdiensten jegens Openbare Verzamelingen (Museummedaille)
Medaille van het Rode Kruis (Regeringsmedaille)
Erkentelijkheidsmedaille
Oorlogsherinneringskruis OHK
Verzetsherdenkingskruis VHK
Mobilisatie-Oorlogskruis MO
Onderscheidingsteken voor Langdurige Dienst als Officier (Officiersdienstkruis)
Onderscheidingsteken voor Langdurige en Trouwe Dienst (Trouwe Dienst Medaille)
Ereteken Meester-Scherpschutter
KNIL-onderscheidingen
Vaardigheidsmedaille KNIL
Schietprijsster

Orders

Grand Cross of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.1)
Grootkruis der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.1)Grand Cross of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.1)
In the database: 6
Issued:3
Commander of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.2)
Commandeur der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.2)Commander of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.2)
In the database: 2
Issued:154
Knight 3rd Class of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.3)
Ridder derde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.3)Knight 3rd Class of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.3)
In the database: 6
Issued:2
Knight 4th Class of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.4)
Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)Knight 4th Class of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.4)
In the database: 219
Issued:171
Order van de Nederlandse Leeuw - Knight Grand Cross (NL.1)
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw - Ridder Grootkruis (NL.1)Order van de Nederlandse Leeuw - Knight Grand Cross (NL.1)
In the database: 25
Issued:unknown
Order of the Netherlands Lion - Commander (NL.2)
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw - Commandeur (NL.2)Order of the Netherlands Lion - Commander (NL.2)
In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Order of the Netherlands Lion - Knight (NL.3)
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw - Ridder (NL.3)Order of the Netherlands Lion - Knight (NL.3)
In the database: 75
Issued:unknown
Order of the Netherlands Lion - Brother
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw - BroederOrder of the Netherlands Lion - Brother
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Knight Grand Cross in the Order van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)
Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)Knight Grand Cross in the Order van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)
In the database: 52
Issued:unknown
Grand Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.2)
Grootofficier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.2)Grand Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.2)
In the database: 113
Issued:unknown
Commander in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.3)
Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.3)Commander in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.3)
In the database: 250
Issued:unknown
Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.4)
Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.4)Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.4)
In the database: 487
Issued:unknown
Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.5)
Ridder in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.5)Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.5)
In the database: 263
Issued:unknown
Member in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.6)
Lid in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.6)Member in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.6)
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Medal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Gold
Medaille in de Orde van Oranje Nassau in GoudMedal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Gold
In the database: 33
Issued:unknown
Medal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Silver
Medaille in de Orde van Oranje Nassau in ZilverMedal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Silver
In the database: 46
Issued:unknown
Medal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Bronze
Medaille in de Orde van Oranje Nassau in BronsMedal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Bronze
In the database: 37
Issued:unknown
Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Grand Cross
Huisorde van de Gouden Leeuw van Nassau - GrootkruisOrder of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Grand Cross
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Grand Officer
Huisorde van de Gouden Leeuw van Nassau - GrootofficierOrder of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Grand Officer
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Officer
Huisorde van de Gouden Leeuw van Nassau - OfficierOrder of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Officer
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Knight
Huisorde van de Gouden Leeuw van Nassau - RidderOrder of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Knight
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Grand Master
Huisorde van Oranje - Grand MasterHouseorder of Orange - Grand Master
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Grand Cross (HO.1)
Huisorde van Oranje - Grootkruis (HO.1)Houseorder of Orange - Grand Cross (HO.1)
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Grand Officer (HO.2)
Huisorde van Oranje - Grootofficier (HO.2)Houseorder of Orange - Grand Officer (HO.2)
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Commander (HO.3)
Huisorde van Oranje - Commandeur (HO.3)Houseorder of Orange - Commander (HO.3)
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Officer (HO.4)
Huisorde van Oranje - Officier (HO.4)Houseorder of Orange - Officer (HO.4)
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Knight 1st Class (HO.5a)
Huisorde van Oranje - Ridder 1e Klasse (HO.5a)Houseorder of Orange - Knight 1st Class (HO.5a)
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Knight 2nd Class (HO.5b)
Huisorde van Oranje - Ridder 2e Klasse (HO.5b)Houseorder of Orange - Knight 2nd Class (HO.5b)
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Honor Cross
Huisorde van Oranje - ErekruisHouseorder of Orange - Honor Cross
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Honorary Lady
Huisorde van Oranje - EredameHouseorder of Orange - Honorary Lady
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Cross for Merit
Huisorde van Oranje - Kruis van VerdiensteHouseorder of Orange - Cross for Merit
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Gold Honorary Medal (HO.GEM)
Huisorde van Oranje - Gouden Eremedaille (HO.GEM)Houseorder of Orange - Gold Honorary Medal (HO.GEM)
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Order of the Golden Ark - Commander
Orde van de Gouden Ark - CommandeurOrder of the Golden Ark - Commander
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order of the Golden Ark - Officer
Orde van de Gouden Ark - OfficierOrder of the Golden Ark - Officer
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Order of the Golden Ark - Knight
Orde van de Gouden Ark - RidderOrder of the Golden Ark - Knight
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Medals for Merit and Bravery (Not Orders)

Cross for Courage and Loyalty
Kruis voor Moed en TrouwCross for Courage and Loyalty
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Saber of honour
EresabelSaber of honour
In the database: 1
Issued:107
Resistance Cross (VKN)
Verzetskruis 1940-1945 (VKN)Resistance Cross (VKN)
In the database: 92
Issued:95
Golden Honor Badge for Humanity
Gouden Erepenning voor Menslievend EerbetoonGolden Honor Badge for Humanity
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Silver Honor Badge for Humanity
Zilveren Erepenning voor Menslievend EerbetoonSilver Honor Badge for Humanity
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Bronze Honor Badge for Humanity
Bronzen Erepenning voor Menslievend EerbetoonBronze Honor Badge for Humanity
In the database: 19
Issued:unknown
Honourable Mention (EV)
Eervolle Vermelding (EV)Honourable Mention (EV)
In the database: 59
Issued:4598
Bronze Lion (BL)
Bronzen Leeuw (BL)Bronze Lion (BL)
In the database: 633
Issued:1037
The Resistance Star, East Asia, 1942-45 (VOA)
Verzetsster Oost-Azië 1942-1945 (VOA)The Resistance Star, East Asia, 1942-45 (VOA)
In the database: 93
Issued:470
Bronze Cross (BK)
Bronzen Kruis (BK)Bronze Cross (BK)
In the database: 1229
Issued:3040
Cross of Merit (KV)
Kruis van Verdienste (KV)Cross of Merit (KV)
In the database: 383
Issued:2040
Dutch Flying Cross (VK)
Vliegerkruis (VK)Dutch Flying Cross (VK)
In the database: 409
Issued:unknown

Campaign and Service Awards

Metal Cross Volunteers 1830-1831
Metalen Kruis Vrijwilligers 1830-1831Metal Cross Volunteers 1830-1831
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Atjeh-medaille 1873-1874In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Honor Cross for Importand War Areas
Ereteken voor Belangrijke KrijgsbedrijvenHonor Cross for Importand War Areas
In the database: 13
Issued:unknown
Mobilsation Cross 1914-1918
Mobilisatiekruis 1914-1918Mobilsation Cross 1914-1918
In the database: 42
Issued:unknown
Mobilisation War Cross 1939 (MOK)
Mobilisatie-Oorlogskruis (MOK)Mobilisation War Cross 1939 (MOK)
In the database: 140
Issued:unknown
War Commemorative Cross (OHK)
Oorlogsherinneringskruis (OHK)War Commemorative Cross (OHK)
In the database: 499
Issued:unknown
Medal for Order and Peace
Ereteken voor Orde en VredeMedal for Order and Peace
In the database: 119
Issued:unknown
New Guinee Comemmorative Cross
Nieuw-Guinea HerinneringskruisNew Guinee Comemmorative Cross
In the database: 13
Issued:unknown
Cross for Justice and Freedom
Kruis voor Recht en VrijheidCross for Justice and Freedom
In the database: 9
Issued:unknown

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

Silver Memorial Cross 1813-1815
Zilveren Herdenkingskruis 1813-1815Silver Memorial Cross 1813-1815
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Resistance Memorial Cross (VHK)
Verzetsherdenkingskruis (VHK)Resistance Memorial Cross (VHK)
In the database: 6923
Issued:15300
Commemorative Railroad Strike Medallion 1944
Herinneringspenning Spoorwegstaking 1944-1945Commemorative Railroad Strike Medallion 1944
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Glodokkruis 1944-1945In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Cross of the Foundation Friends of former-Natzweiler 1940-1945
Borstkruis van de Stichting Vriendenkring van oud-Natzweilers 1940-1945Cross of the Foundation Friends of former-Natzweiler 1940-1945
In the database: 22
Issued:109
Commemorative medal for extinguishing the fire disaster of Middelburg
Herinneringsmedaille van het blusschen van de brandramp te MiddelburgCommemorative medal for extinguishing the fire disaster of Middelburg
In the database: 0
Issued:350
50 year's comemmorating the november razzia Noordoostpolder
50 jaar herdenking november razzia Noordoostpolder50 year's comemmorating the november razzia Noordoostpolder
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Commemorative medal
Herinneringsmedaille "Thank you Liberators"Commemorative medal "Thank you Liberators"
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Commemorative medal
Herinneringsmedaille "Thank you Canada"Commemorative medal "Thank you Canada"
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Coronation Medal 1948
Inhuldigingsmedaille 1948Coronation Medal 1948
In the database: 14
Issued:3240
Coronation Medal 1980
Inhuldigingsmedaille 1980Coronation Medal 1980
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Coronation Medal 2013
Inhuldigingsmedaille 2013Coronation Medal 2013
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Wedding Medal 1937
Huwelijksmedaille 1937Royal Wedding Medal 1937
In the database: 8
Issued:1200
Royal Wedding Medal 1966
Huwelijksmedaille 1966Royal Wedding Medal 1966
In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
War Volunteer Badge
Oorlogsvrijwilliger InsigneWar Volunteer Badge
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Prins Maurits Medal
Prins MauritsmedaillePrins Maurits Medal
In the database: 1
Issued:31
Air Defence Service Medal
Herinneringsmedaille Luchtbescherming 1940-1945Air Defence Service Medal
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Defense

Orange Lanyard
Oranje ErekoordOrange Lanyard
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Ereteken voor Verdienste in GoudIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Ereteken voor Verdienste in ZilverIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Ereteken voor Verdienste in BronsIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Mention by Order of the Day
Koninklijke Vermelding bij DagorderRoyal Mention by Order of the Day
In the database: 9
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Army

Decoration for Observer
Onderscheidingsteken voor WaarnemerDecoration for Observer
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Parachutist Badge
Para-BrevetParachutist Badge
In the database: 18
Issued:unknown
Pilot Wing LVA
Onderscheidingsteken voor Piloot LVAPilot Wing LVA
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations KNIL

KNIL shooting award
Schietprijsster van het KNILKNIL shooting award
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Wing Pilot Dutch East Indies
Wing Piloot KNILWing Pilot Dutch East Indies
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Navy

Onderscheidingsteken Waarnemer MLDIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Insigne OnderzeedienstIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Long and Faithfull Service Medals

Ereteken voor Langdurige Dienst als OfficierIn the database: 189
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service, 12 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst, 6 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service, 12 years
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service, 12 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst, 12 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service, 12 years
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service, 24 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst, 24 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service, 24 years
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service, 36 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst, 36 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service, 36 years
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 6 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de KNIL, 6 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 6 years
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 12 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de KNIL, 12 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 12 years
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 18 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de KNIL, 18 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 18 years
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 24 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de KNIL, 24 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 24 years
In the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 12 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Zeemacht, 12 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 12 years
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 24 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Zeemacht, 24 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 24 years
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 36 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Zeemacht, 36 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 36 years
In the database: 9
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 50 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Zeemacht, 50 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 50 years
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy Coastguard, Silver
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Marine-Kustwacht, ZilverLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy Coastguard, Silver
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy Coastguard, Bronze
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Marine-Kustwacht, BronsLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy Coastguard, Bronze
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy Coastguard, Gold
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Marine-Kustwacht, GoudLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy Coastguard, Gold
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Wounded and Passed-Away Awards

Badge for the Wounded
Draaginsigne GewondenBadge for the Wounded
In the database: 21
Issued:unknown
Golden Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
Gouden Bondskruis Oorlogs- en DienstslachtoffersGolden Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Silver Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
Zilveren Bondskruis Oorlogs- en DienstslachtoffersSilver Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Bronze Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
Bronzen Bondskruis Oorlogs- en DienstslachtoffersBronze Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Medal Organisation for War and Service Victims
Medaille Bond van Oorlogs- en Dienstslachtoffers.Medal Organisation for War and Service Victims
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Veteran Awards

Comemmorative Pin Veterans
Draaginsigne VeteranenComemmorative Pin Veterans
In the database: 42
Issued:unknown
Honor cross for merit from the Dutch Veteran Association
Erekruis voor Verdienste van de Nederlandse Bond voor Oud-StrijdersHonor cross for merit from the Dutch Veteran Association
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Erkentelijkheidskruis in goudIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Erkentelijkheidskruis in zilverIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Erkentelijkheidskruis in bronsIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Civilian Decorations

Grotius MedailleIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Honor Badge / Honourable Badge for Merit
Koninklijke Erepenning / Erepenning van VerdiensteRoyal Honor Badge / Honourable Badge for Merit
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
De Ruyter-medal in gold
De Ruyter-medaille in goudDe Ruyter-medal in gold
In the database: 0
Issued:86
De Ruyter-medal in silver
De Ruyter-medaille in zilverDe Ruyter-medal in silver
In the database: 0
Issued:88
De Ruyter-medal in  bronze
De Ruyter-medaille in bronsDe Ruyter-medal in bronze
In the database: 0
Issued:28
Erkentelijkheidsmedaille 1940-1945 in ZilverIn the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Erkentelijkheidsmedaille 1940-1945 in BronsIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Brief van Dankbetuiging Prins BernhardIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Red Cross

Cross of Merit of the Dutch Red Cross
Kruis van Verdienste van het Nederlandse Rode KruisCross of Merit of the Dutch Red Cross
In the database: 9
Issued:unknown
Medaille van het Rode KruisIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
The Memorial Cross 1939-1940 of the Dutch Red Cross
Herinneringskruis 1939-1940 van het Nederlandse Rode KruisThe Memorial Cross 1939-1940 of the Dutch Red Cross
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Memorial Cross 1940-1945 of the Dutch Red Cross
Herinneringskruis 1940-1945 van het Nederlandse Rode KruisMemorial Cross 1940-1945 of the Dutch Red Cross
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown

Sports Decorations

Dutch Olympic Committee Medal
Vaardigheidsmedaille van het Nederlands Olympisch ComitéDutch Olympic Committee Medal
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Cross for the Four Day Marches
Kruis voor betoonde marsvaardigheidCross for the Four Day Marches
In the database: 15
Issued:unknown
Cross for the Two-Day Military Achievement Journey
Kruis voor de Tweedaagse Militaire PrestatietochtCross for the Two-Day Military Achievement Journey
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Cross of the Dutch Commitee for Physical Education in Gold
Bondskruis van de Nederlandse Bond voor Lichamelijke Opvoeding in GoudCross of the Dutch Commitee for Physical Education in Gold
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Cross of the Dutch Commitee for Physical Education in Silver
Bondskruis van de Nederlandse Bond voor Lichamelijke Opvoeding in ZilverCross of the Dutch Commitee for Physical Education in Silver
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Cross of the Dutch Commitee for Physical Education in Bronze
Bondskruis van de Nederlandse Bond voor Lichamelijke Opvoeding in BronsCross of the Dutch Commitee for Physical Education in Bronze
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Vaardigheidsmedaille "Prinses Irene" BrigadeIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Community Decorations

Honory decoration of the City Eindhoven
Ereteken van de Stad EindhovenHonory decoration of the City Eindhoven
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Dankbaarheidsoorkonde gemeente 's-HertogenboschIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Bronzen legpenning HelmondIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Honorary citizenship
EreburgerschapHonorary citizenship
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Wolfert van BorselenpenningIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Erepenning der Gemeente RenkumIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Utrecht Stadsmedaille in ZilverIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution