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    Belgian naval insignia?

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    Post by Wolverine Mon Aug 22, 2022 3:58 pm

    Aside from the cap tallies, which are obviously Belgian, and the police badge for Gent, are any of these other items Belgian? I know that the lozenge/diamond with anchor is probably French.

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    Post by ABLcollector50s60s Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:16 pm

    The green diamond is indeed French. The rest is Belgian.
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    Post by Wolverine Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:33 pm

    ABLcollector50s60s wrote:The green diamond is indeed French. The rest is Belgian.

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    Post by 1986USMC Tue Dec 20, 2022 5:57 pm

    No, the green diamond is indeed from Belgium.  It was used in the 1980s by candidate petty officers while still in school.  I do not know if they are still in use today.
    The diamond patches were sewn on the upper left sleeve and came in 3 colors:
    white: candidate career petty officer
    green: candidate reserve petty officer
    blue: candidate "temporary" petty officer

    Below are the ones I have in my collection
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    Post by 1986USMC Tue Dec 20, 2022 6:13 pm

    All the rank insignia are also Belgian.  There are newer version in plastic. The ones in the picture are for (listed in rank order):
    - Luitenant-ter-zee 1ste klasse (=NATO OF-3 or US Navy Lieutenant Commander)
    - Vaadrig-ter-zee 2de klasse (=NATO OF-1 or US Navy Ensign)
    - Kwartiermeester (=NATO OR-3 or US Navy Seaman)

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    Post by Wolverine Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:15 pm

    Fantastic, thanks for the info!
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    Post by ABLcollector50s60s Mon Dec 26, 2022 4:57 pm

    1986USMC wrote:No, the green diamond is indeed from Belgium.  It was used in the 1980s by candidate petty officers while still in school.  I do not know if they are still in use today.
    The diamond patches were sewn on the upper left sleeve and came in 3 colors:
    white: candidate career petty officer
    green: candidate reserve petty officer
    blue: candidate "temporary" petty officer

    Below are the ones I have in my collection
    Belgian naval insignia? Bel_st10

    Oh, indeed, your're right. I forgot about those. Thanks for the correction.
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    Post by ABLcollector50s60s Mon Dec 26, 2022 5:05 pm

    There is also a third type, but it is for the army, more specifically the Belgian Engineers . It is called the boatman's license and has a Rhine Patent included (for soldiers stationed in Germany).
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    Still seen on the uniform of a NCO of the Amourd Ingeneers in (probably) 2011.
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