Netherlands - Army/Infantry - Award, Medal

Description
Netherlands - Army/Infantry - Award, Medal
Original

KNIL Medal with the mark of the National Mint in Utrecht.
The New Guinea Remembrance cross was instituted on 29 September 1962 in a Royal Decree by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. The cross was intended for Dutch soldiers of the three armed forces departments who "in the period between December 28, 1949 and November 23, 1962 fulfilled at least three months of actual military service in the former Dutch New Guinea or the surrounding waters". In the Royal Decree it is called the "Nieuw-Guinea-herinneringskruis", but also “Nieuw-Guinea Herinneringskruis" is widely used.
Dutch troops tried to protect Dutch New-Guinea, a Dutch overseas territory, from Indonesian infiltrations.

Lot details
Type
Award, Medal
Country of Origin
Netherlands
Army Unit
Army/Infantry
Original/ Replica
Original
Comes with certificate of authenticity
No
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