​ The very fine Officer and Knight Grade of the Order of the Dannebrog of Denmark, and Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Knight 1st and 2nd Grade group of orders and decorations to Mr Leonard Henry James Underwood, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office, who was during his time Honorary Vice Consul later Consul for Norway at Plymouth, and also Honorary Vice Consul for Denmark at Plymouth, who was also decorated with a Knight of the Norwegian Order of Saint Olav on 1st December 1987, this insignia being then returned on his death.

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The very fine Officer and Knight Grade of the Order of the Dannebrog of Denmark, and Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Knight 1st and 2nd Grade group of orders and decorations to Mr Leonard Henry James Underwood, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office, who was during his time Honorary Vice Consul later Consul for Norway at Plymouth, and also Honorary Vice Consul for Denmark at Plymouth, who was also decorated with a Knight of the Norwegian Order of Saint Olav on 1st December 1987, this insignia being then returned on his death.  
Group of 4: Denmark - Order of the Dannebrog, Officer Grade, bearing cypher of Queen Margrethe II, silver and enamels, housed in its fitted presentation case; Denmark - Order of the Dannebrog, Knight Grade, bearing cypher of Queen Margrethe II, silver and enamels, housed in its fitted presentation case; Norway - Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Knight 1st Grade, housed in its presentation case, with rosette; Norway - Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Knight 2nd Grade, housed in its presentation case.

Condition: Good Very Fine.
Together with the following:
Award Certificate for a Knight of the Norwegian Order of Saint Olav, issued to Visekinsul Leonard Henry James Underwood, dated 1st December 1987, and with original folder. Norwegian Warrant of Appointment for Underwood on his being appointed Honorary Consul for Norway at Plymouth in Devon, dated 13th November 1987.
Elizabeth II Warrant of Commission for Underwood on his being appointed Honorary Consul for Norway at Plymouth in Devon, dated 1st February 1988. The recipient’s group of five miniatures medals, with the additional Norwegian Order of Saint Olav, Knight Grade, mounted swing style as worn.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Certificate of Identity, with pass photo, as issued to: Mr Leonard Henry James Underwood, Honorary Consul for Norway at Plymouth. Foreign and Commonwealth Office Certificate of Identity, with pass photo, as issued to: Mr Leonard Henry James Underwood, Honorary Vice Consul for Norway at Plymouth. Foreign and Commonwealth Office Certificate of Identity, with pass photo, as issued to: Mr Leonard Henry James Underwood, Honorary Vice Consul for Denmark at Plymouth. United Kingdom Ministry of Aviation Student Pilot’s Licence, Licence No. 61453, as issued to Underwood, dated 19th October 1961. With cloth patches and badges - Civil Defence breast patch; Civil Defence Warden’s shoulder title; 1322 Squadron Air Training Corps sleeve badge, and two other ATC related badges; Air Raid Protection Warden’s Badge, silver hallmarked; Air Training Corps Cap Badge; and ARP Warden’s tunic button. Group photograph of the Civil Defence group with whom Underwood served; another of the Air Training Corps showing the officers and boys of 1322 Squadron; single photograph of the recipient when serving with the Air Training Corps. Leonard Henry James Underwood was born on 13th May 1927 in Newton Abbot, Devon, and having been a member of the 1322 Squadron Air Training Corps, with whom he gained a Student Pilot’s Licence on 19th October 1961, went on to see service with the Civil Defence Corps. Underwood then joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and was appointed Honorary Vice Consul followed by Honorary Consul for Norway at Plymouth in Devon on 13th November 1987, was also similarly the Honorary Vice Consul for Denmark at Plymouth, and is confirmed as having been awarded the Knight of the Norwegian Order of Saint Olav on 1st December 1987, being also the recipient of the Officer and Knight Grade of the Order of the Dannebrog of Denmark, and the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Knight 1st Grade, and Knight 2nd Grade. Underwood’s Norwegian Order of Saint Olav was returned on his death.  


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