THE 9TH FUSELIER BATTALION

1944 - 1946

 

 

SHORT HISTORY

 

The 9th Fuselier Battalion was raised at Hasselt, Belgium, on December 11 1944.

On December 15 1944 the battalion came under the administrative command of the 12th Fuselier Brigade.

On February 3 1945 the 9th Fuselier Battalion was put at the disposal of
the 21st Army Group, 7th Base Sub Area.

The battalion was stationed at Berchem on February 5 1945.

On February 21 1945 the battalion was put at the disposal of the 8th Base Sub Area and left for Tielt.

Inventory of accomodation goods received at Tielt, March 3 1945.

The 9th Fuselier Battalion relieved the 1st Fuselier Battalion at Etten, the Netherlands, on May 11 1945.

On June 6 1945 the battalion left for Occupied Germany, where it was stationed
at Georgmarienshutte( area of Osnabrück), and subsequently at Emden.

On January 5 1946 the battalion returned to Beverlo, Belgium.

The 9th Fuselier Battalion was disbanded at Beverlo on January 31 1946.

Commanding officers
Major DARDENNE
Senior Captain DE BAY
Senior Captain VAN SCHOOR

 

 

FORMATION BADGE

 

On June 24 1945 an order was issued by the Commander of the 12th Fuselier Brigade, Colonel DECOUR,
stating that the Formation Badge of the 12th Fuselier Brigade had to be worn on both sleeves.

A gold lion, facing to the left, in front of a black "L", the whole on a scarlet shield.

No other Formation badge has been worn.

Formation Badge of the 12th Fuselier Brigade, worn by the 9th Fuselier Battalion.

 

OTHER INSIGNIA

 

Belgian Rank Insignia were worn.

On the shoulder straps the crossed rifles, for the Fuseliers, were worn above the number "9".

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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