THE 37TH FUSELIER BATTALION

1945-1946

 

 

SHORT HISTORY

 

The 37th Fuselier Battalion is raised at Namur on June 20 1945.

On July 6 1945 the battalion is administratively attached to the 10th Fuselier Brigade "CORTEMARCK"..

At the beginning of September 1945 the battalion is put at the disposal of the 21st Army Group
but already a few days later,
on September 8 1945, the unit is put at the disposal of the Belgian authorities.

The battalion moves to Liège on September 11 1945.

The battalion delivers guard detachments for the POW Camps of CRCP Liège.

Conscription certificate from the 37th Fuselier Battalion.

On December 10 1945 the battalion is located as follow :
Staff at Montegnée
two companies at Ans
one company at Vottem
one company dispersed over Ans, Jemeppe and Tilleur.

On February 1 1946 the battalion is administratively reattached to the 17th Fuselier Brigade.

The 37th Fuselier Battalion is disbanded at Montegnée on March 31 1946.

Commanding Officer
Senior Captain BARBAIX

 

 

FORMATION BADGE

 

The 37th Fuselier Battaion only wore 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.

Formation Badge of the 10th Fuselier Brigade as worn by the 37th Fuselier Battalion.

Distribution of formation badges started end 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 was worn on both sleeves.

When the battalion is reattached to the 17th Fuselier Brigade "HAELEN",
they continued to wear the formation  badge of the 10th Fuselier Brigade "CORTEMARCK".

 

OTHER INSIGNIA

Belgian Rank Insignia were worn.

On the shoulder straps the Belgian Crown, for the Infantry, was  worn above the number "10".

I have no information concerning the wearing of the number "17", once the unit was reattached
to the 17th Fuselier Brigade "HAELEN".

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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