chaplaincross

THE ANGLO-BELGIAN MILITARY MEDALS SOCIETY

'THE GLIMPS OF WAR REFLECTED IN THE BRAVERY AND SERVICE OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT AND DIED FOR OTHERS'

CHAPLAIN CROSS


(CROIX AUMONIER)


 


THE BELGIAN CHAPLAIN CROSS WAS INSPIRED BY THE FRENCH CHAPLAIN CROSS WHO SEPARATED A NORMAL PRIEST FROM A CHAPLAIN. THIS 'BADGE', HAS IN FACT NO AWARD STATUS AND MUST BE SEEN RATHER AS A INSIGNIA IN STEAD OF  AN ACTUAL AWARD. FROM ITS LOOK IT HAS ALL THE ASPECTS OF A MEDAL SO WE TREAT IT THAT WAY.

 

HISTORY


The Chaplain cross or croix Aumonier was established by the Royal Degree of 13 December 1889. The chaplain cross does not have an award status, but is more a badge to seperate a priest of a chaplain.

 

Two versions of the cross are known to exist, the first one for Catholics and the second for Protestants. 

 

The Chaplain cross was discontinued on the 9th of May 1920.

MAKERS, TYPES AND DIFFERENCES


CATHOLIC CROSS

MILITARY GALLANTRY MEDALS

DISCRIPTION OF THE AWARD


CATHOLIC CROSS

The Catholic Chaplain cross is a flat Roman cross that is enamelled with a black border on the edges. In the middle a red enamelled cross was inlayed. The cross is supended on a loop where wich holds the ring for the ribbon. The back of the medal is plain.

 

The ribbon has a red color with a black and yellow stripe on each side.

PROTESTANTS CROSS

The Protestant Chaplain cross has the shape of a Protestant cross wich has the arms of the cross slightly more bend than a Roman cross. The corners are also more round than the pointier Roman cross.

 

The ribbon for the cross is the same as for the Catholic Cross.

STAR OF HONOR 1830

ETOILE d'HONNEUR

MILITARY SERVICE MEDALS

BELGIAN IRON CROSS 1830

CROIX DE FER 1830

BELGIAN IRON MEDAL 1830

MEDAILLE DE FER 1830

MILITARY DECORATION

  FOR BRAVERY (ART. 4)

MILITARY CROSS 25TH ANNIVESARY OF THE IGNOGARTION OF KING LEOPOLD I 

OFFICERS - MODEL 1856

MEDAL OF THE REIGN OF KING LEOPOLD II

 

MILITARY CAMPAIGN MEDALS pre ww1

MILITARY MEDAL 25TH ANNIVESARY OF THE IGNOGARTION OF KING LEOPOLD I 

NCO AND SOLDIERS MODEL 1856

MILITARY DECORATION

NON ART. 4

BELGIAN MILITARY CROSS

CROIX MILITAIRE

COMMERATIVE CROSS FOR THE VOLONTAIRES OF 1830

 

MEDAL OF THE ARABIAN CAMPAIGN1892-94

MEDAILLE DE LA CAMPAGNE ARABE

COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL 1870-71

MILITARY CAMPAIGN MEDALS  OF WORLD WAR 1

BELGIAN WAR CROSS 1914-18

CROIX DE GUERRE 1914-18

VOLONTARY MEDAL

MEDAILLE DU VOLONTAIRE 1914-18

 

YZERCROSS AND -MEDAL

MEDAILLE/CROIX  D'YSER

VUURKRUIS

CROIX DE FEU

BELGIAN VICTORY MEDAL

MEDAILLE DE VICTOIRE

PLAQUE OF THE VUURKRUIS

CROIX DE FEU

COMMEMORTIVE MEDAL

OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL OF THE AFRICAN CAMPAIGN 1914-18

COLONIAL COMMEMORATIVE 1914-18 MEDAL

COMMEMORATIVE 100TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BELGIAN MEDAL 1830-1930

REVENANT CROSS

CROIX DE AUMONIER

MILITARY CAMPAIGN MEDALS  OF WORLD WAR 2

BELGIAN WAR CROSS 1940-45

CROIX DE GUERRE 1940-45

MARINE MEDAL

MEDAILLE MARITIME

 

 

MEDAL OF THE ARMED RESISTANCE

 

PRISONER OF WAR MEDAL

 

 

COMMEMORTIVE MEDAL

OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

LINKS

ASSOCIATED MEMBERS