Ade is correct. It's a Belgian uniform.
Can anyone add any more detail for our friend?
I would GUESS that the shoulder strap insignia represents 6th Cavalry Regt?
I have no idea on the breast badge.
Does anyone know what the white patch on the lapel indicates?
- The breast badge with the rings and swords is a Belgian military sports badge.
- The sleeve patch with the lion's head is for the 1st Independent Belgian Brigade.
- The white collar patch with the black upper border as well as the shoulder strap device with the crossed lances identify Lancers (Lanciers).
Please check out these links:
Hét ABL-History Forum • Toon onderwerp - Sport Brevet
Brevet Militaire Tests voor Lichamelijke Geschiktheid - Brevet Testes Militaires d'Aptitude Physique
The 1st Infantry Brigade "PIRON"
Belgian Ground Army Ranks
Last edited by HPL2008; 10-08-2011 at 12:19 PM.
Many thanks to all, your information and help is greatly appreciated. Also, I appreciate the new source links.
This may help.