A Belgian Second War Normandy Veterans Group
A Second War Belgian Normandy Veterans Group - Purchased from the family, it was noted that Lucien Leleu landed with Allied Forces on D-Day and fought through France into Belgium. After the war, he moved to Burlington, Ontario, Canada where he started the company Sonatex which produced bullet proof materials. These are Luciens awards; Order of Leopold II, Officer, Gold Grade, Fullsize and Miniature (Fullsize: Metal with a gold-coloured gilt and enamels, 41.3 mm x 62.7 mm inclusive of its crown suspension, rosette on original ribbon, dual vertical pinbacks; and Miniature: Silver gilt and enamels, 15.5 mm x 23.3 mm inclusive of its crown suspension, rosette on original ribbon, vertical pinback. In their hardshelled case of issue, marked with the cypher of Leopold II and "O" (Officer) in silver on the lid, maker marked "FIBRU BRUSSELS" on the inside lid, mint. Accompanied by their framed Award Document (to Lucien Leleu from Sonatex of Burlington, Ontario, dated March 4, 2002, frame measuring 365 mm x 453 mm); WWII Belgian Group of Four (WWII War Cross (bronze, 40.5 mm x 65.8 mm inclusive of its crown suspension, bronze lion clasp on the ribbon); Volunteer's Medal (bronze, 36.5 mm, silvered 1940-1945 clasp on the ribbon); Escapee's Cross (bronze, 39 mm); and Commemorative Medal of the War 1940-1945 (bronze, 36.5 mm), on a suspension with swing bar pinback, accompanied by miniature group of same); and WWII British Group of Four (1939-1945 Star; France and Germany Star; War Medal 1939-1945; and Normandy Campaign Medal with NORMANDY clasp on the ribbon, accompanied by miniature group of five which also includes the Defence Medal, as well as the other four medals of the fullsize group). Groups better than extremely fine.