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.
A Belgian King's crown with the number of the battalion beneath.
2 Crossed rifles with the number of the Fuselier Brigade beneath.
FUSELIER BRIGADES AND BATTALIONS
THE "BELGIUM" ARM TITLE
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.
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
that the black had to face the front, which meant that the colours were inversed for wearing on the right arm :
red - yellow - black.