Archive for Red Cross

Memorial Cross for 1940-1945

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , , on October 8, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NetherlandsCreated on March 31, 1950 by the Executive Committee of the Dutch Red Cross. It was awarded to volunteers and staff of the Dutch Red Cross in recognition for the Red Cross work performed during the occupation period (May 10, 1940 to May 5, 1945) and the period of insurrection in the the post war Dutch colonies. For the latter there was also established a bar with the inscription “INDONESIA 1945-1950”. Approval to carry the remembrance cross on the military uniform was followed by Army Order no. 137 of May 31, 1950.


Red Cross Society War Service Medal

Posted in 1914-1918 Service Medals with tags , , , on May 15, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis is the British Red Cross Society Medal for War Service 1914-1918. It was issued to civilian members who served either on a war front or in one of the rear hospitals. Awarded to ambulance drivers, nurses and medical staff who weren’t members of the military.

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Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Lapel Pin

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , , on April 24, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a pin for the German Red Cross.


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A Birchall Wartime Red Cross Medal

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals, Family Groups & Singles with tags , , , on April 20, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis British Red Cross Proficiency Medal was issued to a Mrs. F. Birchall in 1940. I can’t make out the full name on the certificate because it is smudged. So it goes.

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