THE 25TH FUSELIER BATTALION

1945

 

 

SHORT STORY

 

The 25th Fuselier Battalion is raised at Hasselt, Belgium, on February 4 1945.

After training the battalion comes under the operational command of the 2nd British Army.

The battalion moves to Lottum, the Netherlands, and is assigned to guarding
the bridges on the river Maas between Mook and Lottum.

Confirmation of the status of War Volunteer.

On April 14 1945 the 25th Fuselier Battalion enters Germany, and is billeted at Burgsteinfurt.

After guarding German SS POW's in the area of Neuengamme
the battalion is redirected to the area of Lüneburg.

On September 4 1945 the battalion is assigned to the Belgian 13th Fuselier Brigade
and returns to Belgium.

The 25th Fuselier Battalion is disbanded on October 21 1945.

Journal issued by the warveterans of the 25th Fuselier Battalion.

Commanding Officer :
Major DULIERE.

 

 

FORMATION BADGES

 

During the period that the 25th Fuselier Battalion was under the operational command of the 2nd British Army,
it was allowed to wear the Formation Badge of the 2nd British Army.

A yellow sword on a blue cross, the whole on a white shield with blue border.

 
Formation Badge of the 2nd British Army,
as worn by the 25th Fuselier Battalion.
  Belgian workmanship
Printed version

 

Once the battalion returned to Belgium, and was assigned to the 13th Fuselier Brigade,
they had to wear the Formation Badge of the 13th Fuselier Brigade.

This was only reluctantly accepted, and most of the men continued to wear the Formation Badge
of the 2nd British Army until the disbandment of the battalion.

Formation badge of the 13th Fuselier Brigade
as worn by the 25th Fuselier Battalion.