THE 51ST FUSELIER BATTALION

1945 - 1946

 

 

SHORT HISTORY

 

The 51st Fuselier Battalion is raised at Hasselt on May 5 1945.

A few days later, May 8 1945, the unit is already put at the disposl of the 21st Army Group.

Training goes on and on May 21 1945 the battalion is administratively attached
to the 18th Fuselier Brigade "WESTROOSEBEKE".

After finishing training the battalion moves to Zedelgem where it starts
assuming guard duty at the 2229 POW Camp beginning July 1945.

On August 2 1945 the battalion is administratively attached tot the 15th Fuselier Brigade "RESISTANCE".

Beginning September 1945 the battalion moves to Leuven, Heverlee, Schaarbeek (Brussels) and Vilvoorde.

From then on the battalion fulfills guard duty on several military emplacements of the 21st Army Group.

The 51st Fuselier Battalion moves to Heverlee on May 8 1946
where it is disbanded on May 31 1946.

Commanding Officers
Major BORZEE
Major DE SUTTER

 

FORMATION BADGE

 

The 51st Fuselier Battalion wore the formation badge of the 15th Fuselier Brigade "RESISTANCE".

A yellow heraldic lion facing to the right on a red shield
with the word "RESISTANCE" above and the word "WEERSTAND" beneath.

Formation Badge worn by the 51st Fuselier Battalion.

 

OTHER INSIGNIA

Belgian Rank Insignia were worn.

On the shoulder straps the Belgian Crown, for the Infantry, was  worn above the number "15".

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.