THE FUSELIER BATTALIONS
AND BRIGADES 


BATTLE DRESS INSIGNIA
SHOULDERSTRAPS AND SLEEVES

 

 

It was specified in the Dress Regulations of May 1945 that all insignia should be in white tread.

The wear of bronze-coloured metal insignia was also allowed.

It was allowed due to the shortage of manufactured insignia in white tread.

 

SHOULDER INSIGNIA

FUSELIER BRIGADES

A Belgian King's crown with the number of the battalion beneath.

FUSELIER BATTALIONS

2 Crossed rifles with the number of the Fuselier Brigade beneath.

 

Example of the 16th Fuselier Brigade

  Example of the 4th Fuselier Battalion

 

ARM INSIGNIA

FUSELIER BRIGADES AND BATTALIONS

Right Upper Arm    
  Belgian National Colours A
  Formation Badge B
  Infantry strip C
     
Left Upper Arm    
  BELGIUM title D
  Formation Badge B
  Infantry strip C
     

THE "BELGIUM" ARM TITLE

All the Battalions and Brigades that were raised before May 1945
wore an arm title "BELGIE" or "BELGIQUE" in red tread.

"BELGIE" for the units of Flemish (Dutch) speaking origin.

"BELGIQUE" for the units of Walloon (French) speaking origin.

After May 1945 all battalions and brigades had to wear a white tread "BELGIUM" arm title.

Several units disobeyed and had a red "BELGIUM" arm title privately manufactured.

 
Arm titles worn before May 1945   Arm titles worn after May 1945

THE NATIONAL COLOURS

Belgium's National Coulors are : black - yellow -red, vertical positionned.

Worn on the right arm the black should normally be on the left side, but regulations prescribed
that the black had to face the front, which meant that the colours were inversed for wearing on the right arm :
red - yellow - black.

 
Belgian National Colours   Belgian National Colours as worn on Battle Dress

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