Free Belgian Forces - Postwar


Ultimately, Belgium mobilized some 100,000 men under arms between the time Belgium surrendered in 1940 and VE Day in 1945. After the war, five of the brigades mobilized by Belgium with liberated manpower and the Brigade Piron formed two divisions of the new Belgian Army and were used in the occupation of Germany. The Belgian commandos and S.A.S. troops were ultimately used to form the Belgian Para-commando Regiment, and 349 and 350 Squadrons of the RAF formed the postwar Belgian Air Force.

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