THE 34TH FUSELIER BATTALION

1945

 

 

SHORT HISTORY

 

The 34th Fuselier Battalion is raised at Champion, Belgium, on April 20 1945.

On August 2 1945 the battalion is administratively attached to the 19th Fuselier Brigade "PASSCHENDAELE".

On August 28 1945 the battalion is put at the disposal of the 21st Army Group.

Champion, ceremony at the end of the training period.
Courcelles, Remembrance ceremony.

The 34th Fuselier Battalion mainly delivers guard detachments for several P.O.W. camps in Belgium.

34th Fuselier Battalion
Correspondence

The 34th Fuselier Battalion is disbanded at Ath on December 24 1945.

Commanding officer :
Major MATTON

 

 

FORMATION BADGES

 

The 34th Fuselier Battalion wore two formation badges.

On the right arm sleeve their own formation badge.

On the left arm sleeve the formation badge of the 19th Fuselier Brigade "PASSCHENDAELE".

Formation Badge of the 34th Fuselier Battalion.

2 red crossed ??? with a red flower above, on a black and yellow background,
in a shield with red border.

Formation Badge of the 34th Fuselier Battalion

Formation Badge of the 19th Fuselier Brigade "PASSCHENDAELE".

A yellow heraldic lion, facing to the left, in front of a capital letter "P", with the number "19" beneath.

The whole on a scarlet shield.

Formation Badge of the 19th Fuselier Brigade "PASSCHENDAELE"
as worn by the 34th Fuselier Battalion.

 

OTHER INSIGNIA

 

Belgian Rank Insignia were worn.

On the shoulder straps the crossed rifles, for the Fuseliers, were worn above the number "34".

The Infantry flash was worn on both sleeves.

At first a red "BELGIQUE" arm title was worn on the left sleeve.

From october 1945 the white "BELGIUM" arm title was worn.

On the right sleeve the Belgian National Colours were worn.