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    Hi Guys, I hope you will indulge me and although this is not strictly an SS item, I thought that I would post it here for you to see.

    It is the lapel badge of the Gardes Wallonnes. Although not part of the Rexist movement of Leon Degrelle I think they broadly wanted the same aims? I am sure many of the members who wore this badge might have ended up in the Waffen SS? I would certainly welcome more info about the badge.

    I have been trying to buy it for a few years now. It was brought home by a British Vet who was an MP charged with hunting down Degrelle. It is now in the hands of his daughter and son in law. They sadly sold a large Rexist banner for £200 some years ago which I missed out on.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Very nice and rare badge Ade!
    It's good to have some provenance for the badge, once items get into the hands of dealers this is usally lost.
    Maybe we need a section for collaborationist items?

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    Super Item!! Where o Where do these treasure comes from, thanks Ade for showing, I like the fact that you not only show good pics, but give a good explanation to the items as well, this a good example for us to follow. (Sometimes the explanation is better than the pic) IMO Mike

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    Wow

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    Hi Mike, thanks for bringing this old thread back to life.

    This is a super rare badge. Sadly I still have not been able to buy it. I made a very good offer for it and the Luftwaffe Fliegermutze you might have noticed that it is pinned too. The sad and rather annoying thing is a dealer who is well known here on TV's Antiques Roadshow really badly unpaid them for the banner. I think this has very rightly made them wary now.

    I am still looking for more info on the badge and the organisation.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Hey Ade
    terrific item!!
    Garde Wallone, is the opposant of the Vlaamse Wacht; as you know Belgium is divide in two ( in 3 in fact but thise is only goign to make it more difficult!!.....), the Flemish and the Walloons.The Flemisch had the Vlaamse Wacht and the French speaking part the Garde Wallone.
    I am not sure for the Garde Wallone, but the Vlaamse Wacht was founded in 1941 and became Wehrmachtangehörige in july 1944, they mainly had guarding duty's; at factory's , trains, etc...Mainly city guarding operations, rural equivalent are the Boere Wacht.
    I think thise history fits the Garde Wallone for a major part.
    That flag going for 200£ was the bargaing of the century!!
    It appears that thise Garde Wallone insigna is sitting on something.... is that a cap, or a tunic...??
    I do have the buttons of such a tunic !! But that would be someting fore a button sub forum, wouldnt it!!!! (Laughing Out Very Loud!!) ;-)


    cheers
    |<ris
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    cheers
    |<ris

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    Thanks Kris!

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    Nice cap!
    Not sure the badge would have been worn that way!!
    The Flemish Guard had there own uniforme, so did the Walloons!
    Thise guy was probably affected to a LW campement and they probably wear LW uniforms at the end of the war, so he might have pinned the early badge on his later cap, but after the war!
    IMO.
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    cheers
    |<ris

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    Or maybe the British Veteran or his relatives placed it there, which is what I suspect? I think they placed it through a moth hole.

    The badge has a button hole fastener on the back. I only have this lousy out of focus pic of it.
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    Do not see one of these every day!

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