THE 60TH FUSELIER BATTALION
The 60th Fuselier Battalion was raised at Hoogboom (Antwerp) on June 18 1945.
On July 6 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 on September 9 1945.
Due to the
fact that the Allied Authorities had no tasks anymore for new
the unit is already put back at the disposal of the Belgian Authorities on October 15 1945.
|Administratif confirmation of the location of the 60th Fuselier Battalion at Hoogboom.|
The 60th Fuselier Battalion is disbanded at Hoogboom on October 21 1945.
Senior Captain GRANDJEAN from the start until August 11 1945
Senior Captain MASSART from August 11 1945 until September 6 1945
Major SODERMANS from September 6 1945 until disbandment
The 60th 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.
can assume that, combined with the fact of the short period of
the 60th Fuselier Battalion wore no formation badge.
Belgian Rank Insignia were worn.
On the shoulder straps the Belgian Crown, for the Infantry, was worn above the number "22".
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.