THE 36TH FUSELIER BATTALION

1945-1946

 

 

SHORT HISTORY.

 

The 36th Fuselier Battalion is raised at Champion on April 20 1945.

On June 1 1945 the battalion staff moves to Malonne.

The recruits are called up on June 24 1945.

On August 2 1945 the 36th Fuselier Battalion is administratively attached to the 19th Fuselier Brigade
and is put at the disposal of the 21st Army Group.

The battalion moves to Wespelaar and to Mons.

Once at Mons, the battalion is put at the disposal of the Belgian authorities.

The battalion provides guard detachments for several POW Camps depending from CRCP Centre,
CRCP Borinage and CRPC Erbisoeul.

Correspondence from the 36th Fuselier Battalion

On November 10 1945 the battalion is administratively reattached to the 10th Fuselier Brigade.

Several cantonments are occupied : Boussu, Flému, Tertre and Mons.

The 36th Fuselier Battalion is disbanded at Mons on March 31 1946.

Commanding Officers
Major KRACK from the start until November 22 1945
Major VELGHE from November 22 1945 until disbandment.

 

 

FORMATION BADGE

 

The 36th Fuselier Battalion wore two Formation Badges.

The first one is aN own creation.

A shield with a scarlet border divided in two parts by a black-yellow-red bar.
In the upper half, a yellow five-pointed star on a green background.
In the lower half, the armories of the Province of Hainaut with the number "36" beneath,
the whole on a white background.

Formation Badge of the 36th Fuselier Battalion

This Formation Badge was worn before distribution of the Formation Badge
of the 10th Fuselier Brigade "CORTEMARCK".

A yellow lion ramping to the left, in front of a black capital "C",with a black "10" beneath,
the whole on a scarlet shield.

Both Formation Badges werE worn end November 1945.

This is confirmed by the 10th Fuselier Brigade Orders n° 11 of November 29 1945
and n° 46 of January 29 1946.

The formation badge of the 36th Fuselier Battalion was worn on the left sleeve,
the Formation Badge of the 10th Fuselier brigade was worn on the right sleeve.

Formation Badge of the 10th Fuselier Brigade as worn by the 36th Fuselier Battalion.

 

Review issued by
the 36th Fuselier Battalion

OTHER INSIGNIA

Belgian Rank Insignia were worn.

On the shoulder straps the Belgian Crown, for the Infantry, was  worn above the number "19".

Once reattached to the 10th Fuselier Brigade "Cortemarck" the number "10" was worn.

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.