THE 39TH FUSELIER BATTALION

1945-1946

 

 

SHORT HISTORY

 

The 39th Fuselier Battalion is raised at Charleroi 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 16 1945,
the unit is put at the disposal of the Belgian authorities.

End of search for a presumed deserter of the 39th Fuselier Battalion.

One company assumes guard duty at the POW Camps of  CRCP Centre,
one company assumes guard duty at the POW Camps of CRCP Charleroi
and two companies at the POW Camps of CRCP Borinage.

From december 10 1945 the battalion takes up guard duties in POW Camps
at Fontaine-l'Evêque, Marchienne, Fleurus and Marcinelle, all depending from the CRCP Charleroi.

The 39th Fuselier Battalion is disbanded at Charleroi on March 31 1946.

Commanding Officer
Major TELLIER

 

 

FORMATION BADGE

 

The 39th Fuselier Battalion 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 39th 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.

 

OTHER INSIGNIA

Belgian Rank Insignia were worn.

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

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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