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Belgian Order of the Crown


caswell
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Can anyone tell me the difference between a Commanders badge, an Officers badge and a Knights badge versions of the Belgian Order of the Crown. I have recently acquired one for my collection of WW1 medals and need to id it.

Thanks all

Graham

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An Officers Badge is a breast worn Badge on Ribbon with a typical European "Rosette" of Ribbon worn on the Ribbon Band,The Commanders award is a larger neck worn Badge & the Knights Class badge is worn on the breast sans "Rosette".The "Medal" of the Order is as depicted in the above links and is basically a lower class of the order.

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caswell, i own a knights badge, and it has a rosette and crossed swords. However the ribbon is that of a normal medal, not a neck order, such as the commanders medal

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The crossed swords signify IIRC the award for Gallantry in Action.

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