As the numbers of walkers who have completed a large number of marches has increased, special crosses have been authorised and awarded to mark their achievement. There are now distinct crosses for 40, 50 and 60 marches. All are awarded with a crown suspension and a ribbon number from the first year of their award.
New high quality versions.
While remaining broadly similar in design to the crosses awarded previously, the quality and design of these ‘high number’ medals has been improved for awards made from 2007.
In 2005 the KNBLO decided to improve the design of the Cross by introducing a crown that is made separately and fixed to the medal by the manufacturers. This gives it a similar appearance to the older Koninklijke Begeer medals although, unlike the earlier medals, the crown is not awarded alone to be attached by the recipient, but is always awarded as part of a complete medal. These changes were introduced for higher awards (25, 40, 50 and 60 years) in 2007 and for other awards that bear a crown (2, 6 and 11 years) in 2010.