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.
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.
MILITARY GALLANTRY MEDALS
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.
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
MILITARY SERVICE MEDALS
BELGIAN IRON CROSS 1830
CROIX DE FER 1830
BELGIAN IRON MEDAL 1830
MEDAILLE DE FER 1830
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
NON ART. 4
BELGIAN MILITARY CROSS
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
MEDAILLE DU VOLONTAIRE 1914-18
YZERCROSS AND -MEDAL
CROIX DE FEU
BELGIAN VICTORY MEDAL
MEDAILLE DE VICTOIRE
PLAQUE OF THE VUURKRUIS
CROIX DE FEU
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
CROIX DE AUMONIER
MILITARY CAMPAIGN MEDALS OF WORLD WAR 2
BELGIAN WAR CROSS 1940-45
CROIX DE GUERRE 1940-45
MEDAL OF THE ARMED RESISTANCE
PRISONER OF WAR MEDAL
OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR