OF THE ARMY
I found almost no information about the Inspectorate General.
What is known
is that it was created end 1944,
and that the first Inspector General was Lieutenant General BEERNAERTS.
|Lieutenant General BEERNAERTS|
The main task
of the Inspectorate General was to control the implementation of
issued by the Ministry of Defence, and to suggest improvements.
A yellow lion in front of 2 crossed red swords, the whole on a black shield with a red border.
|Woven version||Embroidered version|
5, 1945, Lt Gen BEERNARTS (right) with his aide-de-camp (left)
in conversation with Major BLONDEEL (middle)
officer commanding of the Belgian SAS Parachutist Regiment.
Gen BEERNAERTS inspecting a detachment of the SAS.
He wears the badge of the Inspectorate General.
|Lt Gen Beernarts with the formation badge of the Inspectorate General clearly visible.|
Inspector nameplate and armband.
There also existed a red armband with the words "BELGIAN ARMY - INSPECTOR".
Idem for the nameplate.
Both were intended as a sign of recognition for a member of the Inspectorate General, while on duty.
|Armband for members of the Inspectorate General.|
|Nameplate for members of the Inspectorate General.|
Belgian coast, Spring 1945. Taking of the oath by a
Belgian Sub Lieutenant.
The Major on the left wears the "Belgian Army Inspector" armband.