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THE ANGLO-BELGIAN MILITARY MEDALS SOCIETY

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

MEDAL OF THE REIGN OF KING LEOPOLD II


 

 

ALL PERSONNEL WHO SERVED FOR A PERIOD OF TWENTY YEARS DURING ThE REIGN OF KING LEOPOLD II WAS ENTITLED FOR THE MEDAL. THIS MEDAL HAS THREE DIFFERENTS MODELS OF WICH EACH WHERE INSTITUETED BY ROYAL DEGREE. THE REIGN OF KING LEOPOLD II LASTED FROM 1865 TILL HIS DEATH IN 1909.

 

 

HISTORY


The medal of the reign of King Leopold II was established on the 21 of July 1905 for those who served over a period of 20 years between 1865 and 1905 in the Belgian army, registration or administration services.

 

The Royal Degree of 6 July 1951 institued a second model of the award with the dates 1865-1909. This award will be given to military personel who served in the Belgian army between 1865 and 1909.

 

A third model was established by the Royal Degree of 3 January 1952 with the dates 1885-1909. This award was given to soldiers who served in the Force Publique du Congo under King Leopold II  between the 1st of July 1885 and 18 December 1909.

DISCRIPTION OF THE AWARD


The medal has a round shape with a maltazer cross on both sides.  In the middle of the maltazer cross a medallion is placed with the image of king Leopold II on the front and yeardates on the back wich could be the following:

 

          1865 - 1905

          1865 - 1909

          1865 - 1885

 

Between the arms of the maltazer cross two leafs where placed. The medal is attached with a ribbon to the suspension ring.

 

The ribbon has a red collor with the thick yellow strip in the middle, with a black smaller stripe through it.

MAKERS, TYPES AND DIFFERENCES


MILITARY GALLANTRY MEDALS

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

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