FORMATION BADGES
 

THE BELGIAN MILITARY LIAISON MISSION
1944 - 1945

THE BELGIAN MILITARY LIAISON SERVICE
1945 -1947

 

 

 

The Belgian Military Liaison Mission and subsequently the Belgian Military Liaison Service
had no badge of its own.

The only sub-unit that had a formation badge of its own was
the "OFFICE DE RECUPERATION ECONOMIQUE", called O.R.E.

Several Allied HQ's authorised the Belgian military to wear the badge of the formation
to which they were assigned.

Some HQ's did not give this authorisation, but then the Belgian military had a breast pocket badge
made with the formation badge incorparated.

Some Liaison detachments had a breast pocket badge made once they left the HQ,
and wore it on the right breast pocket as a souvenir.

The badges and breast pocket badges that are shown here, are those from which it is known
that they have been worn.

It is possible that some others may exist, but no information could be obtained.

 

THE OFFICE FOR ECONOMIC RECUPERATION  "O.R.E".

An arm title together with a Formation Badge was worn.
Arm Title : gold embroidered "O.R.E." and scrol, on a black background.
Formation Badge : gold embroidered "BELGIUM"
above the Belgian National Colours, on a shield.

Arm Title and Formation Badge of the O.R.E.

 

LIAISON DETACHMENT HQ 21ST ARMY GROUP
2 Crusaders swords in gold, on a dark blue cross on a red shield.
Formation Badge of the HQ of the 21st Army Group, 2 different versions.
Worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.

 

 
Large metal painted Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.
  Small metal painted Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.
 
Enamel Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.
  Small metal painted Breast Pocket Badge, other manufacturer,
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.

 

LIAISON DETACHMENT HQ LINES OF COMMUNICATION 21ST ARMY GROUP
HQ BRITISH TROOPS IN THE LOW COUNTRIES
At first it was the Formation Badge of the HQ of the the Lines of Communication 21st Army Group.
After the cessation of hostilities in Europe it became the HQ British Troops in the Low Countries.

A dark blue cross on a yellow shield.

Formation Badge of the HQ Lines of Communication 21st Army Group - HQ British Troops in the Low Countries.
Worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.
 
Large metal painted Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.
  Enamel Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.

 

LIAISON DETACHMENT HQ 30TH ARMY CORPS

A black charging boar in a white circle on a square black background.

Formation Badge, embroidered version, of the 30th Army Corps.
Worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.
Formation Badge, printed version, of the 30th Army Corps.
Worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.
 
Enamel Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.
  Lapel pin worn on civilian clothing.
Private ROEYKENS of the Liaison Detachment
wearing the Formation Badge of the 30th Army Corps.

 

LIAISON DETACHMENT HQ 2ND ARMY

A crusader sword in gold on a dddark blue cross on a white shield.

Formation Badge of the 2nd Army, 3 different versions.
Worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.
Large metal painted Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.
Small metal painted Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.
Enamel Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.
Belgian Corporal of the Liaison Detachment
wearing the Formation Badge of the 2nd Army.

 

BELGIAN LIAISON MISSION CONTROL COMMISSION FOR GERMANY

The letters "C.C.G." linked, in yellow, on a dark blue cross on a scarlet shield.

Formation Badge of the HQ of the Control Commission for Germany, 2 different versions.
Worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.

 

LIAISON DETACHMENT HQ 4TH ARMOURED BRIGADE

A desert rat in black on a white square background.

Enamel Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.

 

LIAISON DETACHMENT HQ 7TH ARMOURED DIVISION

A red desert rat on a black rectangular background.

Enamel Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.

 

LIAISON DETACHMENT HQ 49TH INFANTRY DIVISION

A white polar bear, head up, on a black circular background with white border.
The Formation badge was on a black raectangular background.

     
 
Enamel Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.
Collection Cobbaut Christophe
  Lapel pin worn on civilian clothing.
LIAISON DETACHMENT  HQ 6TH GUARDS TANK BRIGADE

A golden sword in the centre of a white shield, and superimposed
on a diagonal band in the Household Brigade Colours.

Enamel Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.

 

LIAISON DETACHMENT HQ 9TH US ARMY

A white letter "A" surrounded by a white clover leave design
on a red nonagonal background.

Enamel Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.

 

LIAISON DETACHMENT HQ 78TH US INFANTRY DIVISION

A white lightning on a red half circular background.

Enamel Breast Pocket Badge
worn by the Belgian Military Liaison Detachment.

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