THE 62ND FUSELIER BATTALION

1945

 

 

SHORT HISTORY

 

The 60th Fuselier Battalion was raised at Saives (near Liège) on June 18 1945.

In July  1945 the unit was administratively attached to the 22nd Fuselier Brigade "RAPENBURG".

After the initial training period the battalion is put at the disposal of the 21st Army Group in September 1945.

Periodical report delivered by the 62nd Fuselier Battalion
to the 22nd Fuselier Brigade.

Due to the fact that the Allied Authorities had no tasks anymore for new fuselier battalions,
the unit is already put back at the disposal of the Belgian Authorities  mid October 1945.

The 62nd Fuselier Battalion is disbanded at Saives on October 21 1945.

Commanding Officers
Senior Captain SLEGERS

 

 

FORMATION BADGE

 

The 62nd Fuselier Battalion normally had to wear the formation badge
of the 22nd Fuselier Brigade "RAPENBURG".

As far as known the formation badge of the 22nd Fuselier Brigade "RAPENBURG"
was produced but never distributed.

Therefore one can assume that, combined with the fact of the short period of existence,
the 62nd Fuselier Battalion wore no formation badge.

 

OTHER INSIGNIA

Belgian Rank Insignia were worn.

On the shoulder straps the crossed rifles, for the Fuseliers, were  worn above the number "62".

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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