Military cross

THE ANGLO-BELGIAN MILITARY MEDALS SOCIETY

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

BELGIAN MILITARY CROSS


(CROIX MILITAIRE )


 

THE BELGIAN MILITARY CROSS IS A GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL WICH IS DEVADED INTO TWO CLASSES, THE GOLDEN CLASS IS MENT FOR OFFICERS WHO SERVED AT LEAST 25 YEARS IN THE BELGIAN ARMY AS A FULL OFFICER. THE SILVER CLASS IS FOR OFFICERS WHO SERVED 25 YEARS IN THE BELGIAN ARMY BUT WEREN'T ALWAYS AN OFFICER DURING THIS TIME.

HISTORY


The Belgian military cross  was established on the 11th of February 1885 and modified on 25 March 1890  and 12 September 1895. The award was awarded for officers who served for at least 25 years as an officer in the Belgian army.

ALOÏS - EMIEL VANGHELUWE (1856-1916)

WACHTMEESTER DER GENDARMERIE

HOLDER OF THE BELGIAN MILITARY CROSS 1st AND 2nd CLASS

KILLED BY GERMAN SOLDIERS IN GENT ON 11 AUGUST 1916

MILITARY GALLANTRY MEDALS

DISCRIPTION OF THE AWARD


The award consists of a black enameled Maltezer cross on a Royal Crown. Two crossed swords are placed upwards between the arms of the cross. In the center of the cross has a medallion on both sites, with a Belgian Lion on the front and the monogram of the king on the back.

 

The ribbon is green and has a red stripe on each outside of the ribbon.

 

In 1895 the Belgian governement decided to devide the award into two classes. The first class will be awarded for officers who have 25 years of service as an officer and the second class for officers who served in the Belgian army for at least 25 years but weren't always an officer during this time. The first class is has a golden cross and a rosette on the ribbon. The second class has a silver cross and a plain ribbon.

 

MODELS


 KING LEOPOLD II

REIGN OF KING ALBERT

KING LEOPOLD III AND AFTER

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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