BELGIAN SERVICEMEN
CONVALESCENT IN SWITZERLAND

1945-46

 

 

SHORT HISTORY

 

Beginning 1945 the Belgian Government and the Swiss Government signed a bilateral agreement
concerning the convalescence of Belgian servicemen in Switzerland.

The first contingent departed from from Brussels, Schaerbeek Station, on April 22 1945.

The organisation was given to the Belgian Red Cross.

In Switzerland, the Belgian servicemen were assigned to
the civil santorium "Mon Repos" at Leysin  for convalescence.

Clinique "Mon Repos" at Leysin, Switzerland.
The convalescent homes where Belgian servicemen stayed during 1945-46.

Belgian servicemen at Leysin, Switzerland, February 1945.

 

Swiss military law was applicable.

    The last contingent returned end 1946.

Letter send to a Belgian serviceman, Leysin, Switzerland.

 

BADGE

 

No specific badge was worn.

All Belgian servicemen wore their own insignia.

The only "badge" they had to wear was the Belgian National Colours halfway  the left sleeve.

 

Belgian servicemen in Switzerland wearing the Belgian National Coulours halfway the left sleeve.

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