Thursday, November 21, 2013


On the 24th November, 1833, King Otho founded at Nauplia, the cross of cast iron (No. 6.) for the above corps which had accompanied him to Greece. Upon the wings of the cross, which are connected with each other by an oaken and laurel wreath, are the words (in Greek) : "Otho, King of Greece", and on the reverse, "To the Royal Bavarian Auxiliary Corps".

It was presented to all the soldiers and officials of the corps, irrespective of rank and standing. It is worn on the left breast, suspended by a bright blue ribbon.

Source : the book of orders of knighthood and decorations of honour of all nations, sir Bernard BURKE, 1858

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