East Asia- South Pacific 1942-1945.
Instituted in 1944, the Dutch Government offered this award to all service personnel who had served in the Dutch East Indies or Dutch New Guinea. Sir Thomas Blamey advised the Australian Government to reject the award. Blamey later accepted a Dutch knighthood, which many thought was hypocritical and began an unsuccessful campaign for formal recognition of the award. As a result of this failure, many service organisations reacted by simply advising members to wear it anyway. Army records that are marked “N.E.I.” will denote eligible army personnel. This is the only medal listed here that does not have official approval for wear.
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