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Belgium: Political Prisoners of War Cross 1940-45 (Croix Du Prisonnier Politique De La Guerre 1940-1945). With '4 x Stars' bar



A silvered and enamel cross

The bar on the riband denotes 'Internment' for 2 years (each star represents a continuous 6 x months period of internment or part thereof)

The medal riband fitted with a two-pronged mounting pin, or 'epingle' as worn in the traditional Belgian style

Sold contained in its card box of issue, this with the chop / rubber stamp of 'Louis Devillez, Taileur Militaire, Passage Lemmonier, Liege' on underside of the box

Condition: GVF

Code: 20371

55.00 GBP


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Belgium: Combat Volunteers War Service Medal 1952 (Medaille Du Volontaire De Guerre 1952). With 3 x clasps '1940-1945', 'Pugnator' & 'Coree-Korea'



Important: All clasps are ordnance issue 'Silver' (white metal) clasps denoting that the 'Fighter Volunteer' had served under combat conditions in the Second World War and Korean War

Scarce seen with 3 x silver 'Combat' issue clasps

The medal riband fitted with a two-pronged mounting pin, or 'epingle' as worn in the traditional Belgian style

Condition: EF

Code: 20370

85.00 GBP


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Belgium: War Commemorative Medal 1940-45 (Medaille Commemorative de la Guerre 1940-45) with large gilt 'Crossed Sabres' emblem and clasp 'Dieppe'



The 'Crossed-Swords' emblem was awarded to Belgians who had experienced active service in the Belgium 1940 Campaign, and was later extended to all those who had served under fire at any time during the period 1940-1945

The battle clasp shows that the recipient later served during the daring - if ill-fated - Canadian led 'Dieppe Raid', that was carried out on 19 August 1942

Many 'Free Belgians' patriots in exile served in the the United Kingdom during the Second World War, either as members of the Belgian armed forces (mosly army units for example 'Brigade Piron', or in Commando / SAS units) or as airmen and sailors serving with or attached to the British Royal Air Force, or Royal Navy

By the close of the Second World War it is estimated that as many as 1900 Belgians had served in the Royal Air Force

In October 1940, Lieutenant Victor Billet, a Belgian Naval Officer, was officer commanding the dedicated Belgian naval force within the Royal Navy, viz Royal Navy Section Belge (RNSB). Men and ships of RNSB were present at the Dieppe Raid on 19 August 1942, where their founding officer, was lost, having been posted as Missing-in-Action. It is estimated that as many as 1200 Belgians served in RNSB during the Second World War

The silk medal riband fitted with a two-pronged mounting pin, or 'epingle', as-worn in the traditional Belgian style

Condition: About EF

Code: 19939

125.00 GBP


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Belgium: A comprehensive unattributed Belgian 'Military & Armed Resistance' Second World War era distinguished service & campaign medal group of 7



The medal group comprises:

- Order of the Crown: 4th class 'Officer'. With silvered 'Palm' & silk rosette
- Military Cross (Croix Militaire / Militaire Kruis). 1st Class. With silk rosette
- Resistance Medal 1940-1945 (Medaille de la Rsistance)
- Volunteers Medal 1940-1945 (Medaille du Volontaire 1940- 45)
- Combat Volunteers Medal 1952. With clasp 'Pugnator' (Fighter)
- Commemorative Medal 1940-1945. With 'Crossed Sabres' emblem
- Military Combatants Cross 1940-45 (Combattant Militaire de la Guerre)

The group mounted in the swing-style and as-worn in the correct Belgian order of precedence. The medals suspended from a traditional bronze gilt mounting bar

A very fine combination of awards denoting service to a Belgian national who, as a volunteer, served variously with the Belgian Armed Forces and the Armed Belgian Resistance at different times during the Second World War. The Combatants Cross was only awarded to those who served overseas from Belgium for part of the war in the United Kingdom, and who subsequently volunteered to serve his country for a second time as a military fighter in 1952 (Cold War era)

Condition: About EF

Code: 20208

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Belgium: The Commemorative Medal for Foreign Missions or Operations (La Medaille Commemorative pour Missions ou Operations l'Etranger) With clasps 'BELBOS' IFOR' & 'KOSOVO'



Note: First and last clasps have backstraps, second clasp with prongs / pins (one A/F)

- BELBOS: For service during Operation BELBOS in Central Bosnia 1994

- IFOR: For service with Belgian forces in Former Yugoslavia from 15 December 1995

- KOSOVO: For service with Belgian forces in Kosovo from 16 March 1999

The commemorative medal for foreign missions and operations was instituted on 13 April 1993.

A large number of clasps have been officially approved for award with this medal, together with a number of unofficial clasps for missions for which no clasp was formally approved, and or which were the inspiration of Belgian veterans who had served in those places & operations for which no clasp was formally instituted

In 2004, it was decreed that no further clasps would be awarded for wear on this medal, and instead that all missions since 2004 would be denoted by a numeric emblem worn on the riband to reflect the number of overseas missions or operations that personnel may have served in. The change in regulations

Personnel who have been awarded medals and clasps prior to 2004, are still allowed to wear the medal clasps earned prior to 2004, on the medal riband while serving in the Belgian Armed Forces.

The unofficial BELBOS clasp (for an actual sanctioned operation) is rare. The medal riband fitted with a two-pronged mounting pin, or 'epingle' as worn in the Belgian style

Condition: EF

Code: 20179

45.00 GBP


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Belgium: Order of the Crown (Ordre de la Couronne / Kroonorde). 5th Class 'Chevalier' breast badge. In silvered, gilt & enamel


The Order of the Crown was frequently awarded to British and Commonwealth military officers in both World Wars

A very good older strike with crisp gilding and fine enamel work

The original silk moire riband fitted with a two-pronged mounting pin, or 'Epingle' as traditionally worn in the Belgian style

Condition: EF

Code: 20065

35.00 GBP


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Belgium: Combat Volunteers War Service Medal 1952 (Medaille Du Volontaire De Guerre 1952 / Et Medaille Du Volontaire De Guerre Combattant 1952). With 2 x clasps 'Pugnator' & 'Coree-Korea'


The clasps denote that the Volunteer had at enlistment made a commitment for overseas 'Active Service' (Pugnator) clasp, and had subsequently served overseas during the Korean War 1950-1953

Condition: EF

Code: 19929

40.00 GBP


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Belgium: Combat Volunteers War Service Medal 1952 (Medaille Du Volontaire De Guerre 1952 / Et Medaille Du Volontaire De Guerre Combattant 1952). With clasp 'Pugnator'


The clasp denotes that at enlistment the Volunteer had made a commitment for overseas 'Active Service' (Pugnator) clasp

The silk riband fitted with a two-pronged mounting pin, or 'epingle' as worn in the traditional Belgian style

Condition: EF

Code: 19930

30.00 GBP


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Belgium: Combat Volunteers War Service Medal 1952 (Medaille Du Volontaire De Guerre 1952 / Et Medaille Du Volontaire De Guerre Combattant 1952). With 3 x clasps '1940-1945', 'Pugnator' & 'Coree-Korea'


The clasps denote that the recipient had prior served during the Second World War and that when he voluntarily enlisted again in 1952 he made a commitment for 'Active Service' (Pugnator) clasp, and subsequently served overseas during the Korean War 1950-1953

The silk riband fitted with a two-pronged mounting pin, or 'epingle' as worn in the traditional Belgian style

Condition: EF

Code: 19927

55.00 GBP


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Belgium: Overseas Campaign Medal 1951 (Medaille Commemorative Des Theatres D'Operations Exterieures 1951). With 2 x clasps 'Chatkol' & 'Coree-Korea'


In total there were 4 x clasps (one theatre award, and 3 x battle clasps) instituted for award with this medal for service during the Korean War 1950-1953

The recipient of this medal served overseas with BUNC (Belgium United Nations Contingent) during the Korean War, and fought at the battle of 'Chatkol' (April 1953), which was the last major action fought by BUNC during the Korean War

During the Korean War it is recorded that 3171 x Belgians & 78 x Luxembourgers served with BUNC, of which an estimated 101 x Belgians and 2 x Luxembourgers were killed-in-action or died-of-wounds, while 478 x Belgians & 17 Luxembourgers were wounded-in-action during the conflict

The silk riband fitted with a two-pronged mounting pin, or 'epingle' as worn in the traditional Belgian style

Condition: GVF

Code: 19926

65.00 GBP


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