ORDERS - DECORATIONS - MEDALS
Military Order of William (Militaire Willems-Orde). Established by King William I
30.4.1815. Its present statutes date from 30.6.1940. 4 classes: Knight 1st Class or Grand Gross, Knight 2nd Class or Commander, Knight 3rd
Class, Knight 4th Class.
Civil Order of Merit of the Netherland Lion (Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw).
Established by King William I 29.9.1815. 3 classes: night 1st Class or Grand Gross, Knight 2nd Class or Commander, Knight 3rd Class.
Order of Orange-Nassau (Orde van Oranje-Nassau).
Established by the Queen Dowager Emma on behalf of her daughter Wilhelmina, as a substitute for Luxemburg's Order of the Oak Crown
which was no longer available to the Dutch Monarch following the abolition in 1890 of the personal union between the Netherlands and
Luxemburg. 5 classes: Knight 1st Class or Grand Cross, Knight 2nd Class or Grand Officer, Knight 3rd Class or Commander, Knight 4th Class
or Officer, Knight 5th Class or Knight.
Family Order of Orange (Huisorde van Oranje).
Established by Queen Wilhelmine 19.3.1905. 5 classes, the 5th class being divided into two grades: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander,
Officer, Knight 1st Class/Knight 2nd Class.
Bronze Lion Decoration (Bronzen Leeuw).
Established by Queen Wilhelmina in 1944.
Bronze Cross (Bronzen Kruis).
Established by Queen Wilhelmina 11.6.1940
Cross of Merit (Kruis van Verdienste).
Established by Queen Wilhelmina 20.2.1941.
Airman's Cross (Vliegerkruis).
Established by Queen Wilhelmina 28.8.1941.