From 1909 to the present day.

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Medals of the Nijmegen Vierdaagse.

From 1909 to the present day.

British Participation

Vierdaagse Cross From 1977: Gold Cross.

Vierdaagse Cross 10 year (R) Vierdaagse Cross 11 year (R) Vierdaagse Cross 10 year Vierdaagse Cross 11 year 1977 Vierdaagse Cross 10 year 1977 Vierdaagse Cross 10 year (R) 1977 Vierdaagse Cross 11 year 1977 Vierdaagse Cross 11 year (R)

1977 to mid / late 1980’s.

Gold Cross: tenth and eleventh successful march.

These are the same design as before, but are now produced in a bright yellow metal.

By the mid 1980’s the background on the number shield is of a slightly lighter green, while the reverse has two pins to secure it to the ribbon.

This shows the cross for ten and, with crown, eleven marches.  

These were of a slightly darker bronze coloured metal than the current crosses.

From 1977 the numbers attached to the ribbon for further successful marches were of a new design.  That for 12 to 24 marches is shown above, with the number in gold appearing on a glazed green enamel oval shield.  Early shields have one pin on the back to attach to the ribbon.

From the mid / late 1980’s. 

The ribbon numbers for 25 or more completed marches, and the special crosses awarded for 25, 40, 50 and 60 marches are dealt with on a separate page. [LINK]

Awards for 25 or more marches.

Vierdaagse Cross 10 year (R) Vierdaagse Cross 11 year (R) Vierdaagse Cross 10 year Vierdaagse Cross 11 year 1977 Vierdaagse Cross 10 year 1977 Vierdaagse Cross 10 year (R) 1977 Vierdaagse Cross 11 year 1977 Vierdaagse Cross 11 year (R)

1977 to circa 1986.

Gold Cross: tenth and eleventh successful march.

These are the same design as before, but are now produced in a bright yellow metal.  As old stocks were used up first, the move to the new brighter medals may not have taken place in a single year, although some were certainly being awarded from 1987.

 

 

Left: The gold cross for the tenth sucessful march.

This shows the cross for ten and, with crown, eleven marches.  

These were of a slightly darker gold coloured metal than the current crosses.

The special crosses awarded for are dealt with on a separate page.

Awards for 40 or more marches.

Bronze and Silver Crosses  For awards for between 1 & 9 marches see:

From 1977, Bronze & Silver Awards for 40+ years Vierdaagse Cross 25 year New Type Vierdaagse Cross 25 year New Type (R) 1977 ribbon number 1983 ribbon number

This type was awarded from 1977 to the early 1980s and has the enamelled metal without the glazing seen on the shields with lower numbers.

By the early 1980s, the wreathed numbers were produced with a glazed front.  This made them consistent with shields bearing numbers below 25.  

The design for the ribbon numbers for 25 or more walks was changed in 1977, although it kept the same basic design as before of a number within a wreath. 

Ribbon numbers: From 1977, the numbers attached to the ribbon for further successful marches were of a new design.  

That for 12 to 24 marches is shown above, with the number in gold appearing on a glazed green enamel oval shield.  Early shields have a single pin on the back to attach to the ribbon, later replaced by two horizontal pins.

Walkers completing between 25 and 39 marches wear the relevant number in a wreath, as shown below.

From circa 1987. 

Ribbon numbers: By the 1980's the background on the number shields was of a slightly lighter green, while the reverse has two pins to secure the ribbon.

The cross, with crown, for completing eleven marches.

Left: This version, with a crown that is an integral part of the cross, was awarded to 2009.

Right: A modified design, with the crown made separately and fixed to the medal prior to award.

This has been awarded since 2007 to those who complete twenty five marches.  

Since 2010 it has been awarded as the standard gold cross to all who complete the event eleven times.

Awards for between one and nine marches are dealt with on a separate page:

Bronze and Silver Crosses.

From 1977, Bronze & Silver

Ribbon numbers for 25 or more successful marches.

Crosses for 40 or more marches  For high number awards see:

Awards for 40+ years