THE GROUPING FOR CONTROL OF TRANSPORT

1945-1946

 

 

SHORT HISTORY

 

The Grouping for Control of Transport was raised on May 15 1945.

The grouping consisted of a Staff, the fusion of the 1st and 2nd Group for Control of Transport.

Both groups already existed when the grouping was raised.

The 1st Group for Control of Tranport was raised on February 19 1945, and had its headquarters in Brussels.

The 2nd Group for Control of Transport was raised on April 12 1945.

The grouping was put at the disposal of the 21st Army Group the same day it was raised : May 15 1945.

Staff of the Grouping for Control of Transport, picture probably taken in  Brussels.

The main task of the Grouping for Control of Transport was to supervise
all sea and railtransport leaving Brussels, Antwerpen and Gent.

Brussels : 4th Line of Communications.

Antwerpen : 7th Line of Communications.

Gent : 16th Line of Communications.

Brussels, December 1945.
The Grouping for Control of Transport receives its colours  from the township of Sint-Pieters-Woluwe.

The Grouping for Control of Transport was disbanded on February 15 1946.

Commanding Officer : Lieutenant-Colonel DE WILDE

The 2nd Group for Control of Transport was raised again on February 16 1946
and a some of the men of the former grouping continued to work in the group until its disbandment on June 15 1946.

 

 

BADGES AND INSIGNIA

 

FORMATION BADGE

The only Formation Badge that has been worn, but not by everybody,
was the Formation Badge of the Lines Of Communications Troops of the 21st Army Group.

A blue cross on a red shield.

Formation Badge LOC Troops 21st Army Group

 

OTHER INSIGNIA

Belgian Rank Insignia were worn.

As the men had different military backgrounds, and came from a variety of units,
all kinds of flashes were worn on the sleeves.

No insignia were worn on the shoulder straps.

A white "BELGIUM" arm title was worn on the left arm and the Belgian National Colours on the right arm.

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