THE 26TH FUSELIER BATTALION

1945 - 1946

 

 

SHORT HISTORY

 

The 26th Fuselier Battalion was raised at Tervuren, near Brussels, on February 4 1945.

On February 15 1945 the 26th Fuselier Battalion was administratively attached to the 13th Fuselier Brigade.

The battalion was put at the disposal of the 21st Army Group on March 25 1945.

On July 12 1945 the battalion moves to Köln, Occupied Germany,
and comes under the operational command of the 5th Guards Brigade.

Elements  of the battalion are stationned at
Much, Felderhoferbrücke, Schönenberg and Ruppichteroth.

Leuven, August 23 1945.
The 26th Fuselier Battalion receives a standard from the city.
View on the ceremony.

On September 10 1945 the battalion returns to Leopoldsburg, Belgium.

The 26th Fuselier Battalion is disbanded on January 5 1946.

Commanding Officers
Lieutenant-Colonel MARLIER from the start until May 15 1945
Senior Captain RING from May 15 1945 until August 6 1945
Major EVERAERT from August 6 1945 until disbandment

 

 

FORMATION BADGE

 

The only official Formation Badge that was worn by the 26th Fuselier Battalion
was the badge of the 13th Fuselier Brigade "NAMUR".

Formation Badge worn by the 26th Fuselier Battalion.

 

OTHER INSIGNIA

Belgian Rank Insignia were worn.

On the shoulder straps the Belgian Crown, for the Infantry,was  worn above the number "13".

The Infantry flash was worn on both sleeves.

On the left sleeve the white "BELGIUM" title was worn.

On the right sleeve the Belgian National Colours were worn.

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