THE 18TH FUSELIER BATTALION

1945

 

 

SHORT HISTORY

 

The 18th Fuselier Battalion was raised at Champion, Belgium, on February 28 1945.

On May 5 1945 the battalion was assigned to the 21st Army Group.

The battalion guards POL depots and Lines of Communications for the 16th British LOC Unit.

Fron June until August 1945 the battalion delivered guard detachments for the 2232 P.O.W. Camp
at Kwaremont, Belgium.

The battalion is disbanded on December 24 1945.

Commanding officer :
Major JANSSENS DE BISTHOVEN

 

 

FORMATION BADGE

 

The Belgian royal monogram and crown, in yellow, on a black diamond, with a red and yellow border.

Formation Badge of the 18th Fuselier Battalion.

This is in fact the formation badge of a resistance movement called the "Royal National Movement".

A large number of the men from this resistance movement , known for its royalist tendencies,
volunteered together and were incorporated in the 18th Fuselier Battalion.

They decided to wear "their badge".

Fuselier with the formation badge.
He also wears the breast pocket badge of the "Secret Army",
the most famous Belgian resistance movement.

 

Lapel Badge as worn on civilian clothing