Commemoration Cross 1940-1945 Red Cross
(Herinneringskruis 1940-1945 Rode Kruis)


Instituted / (code) 1945 / (HKRK)
Amount issued


Value category Very Common

During World War II (10 May 1940 - 5 May 1945) the Red Cross in the Netherlands assisted in providing care for military and civilians who needed care in this harsh period. It was not only awarded to people who performed Red Cross duties, also people acting in line with Red Cross values and policy were eligible.

The same cross was issued for Red Cross assistance in Indonesia in the period 1945-1950. A special clasp "Indonesie 1945-1950" was attached