Archive for the ‘Arm badges’ Category

SS Vlaanderen – Vlaanderenkorps

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Very rare armbadge from H. Elias, leader of the VNV

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

VNV badge – DM ZB sportbadge

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Flemish general SS – Algemene SS Vlaanderen

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Nachlass Flemish volunteer

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

On the picture we see a convolut items that could be send back to the relatives of a volunteer KIA.

The black box, is a box that also was used as nachlass box.  This box was very short used, I noticed that relatives whose relatives were KIA in the beginning of 1944 (Ukraïne) became the nachlass in this type of box.

The other box was used for the relatives at home to safe the letters and pictures they’ve got from the volunteer.

The moneybag has two original ss decals runes on it… so it is clear that some volunteer got decals to put on there helmet… but this one used it for his money bag.. :-))

The decorations of this volunteer were safed in a nice Langemarck frame..

The Kp. führer normaly wrote a condoleance letter to the relatives of a volunteer KIA.  Here we see a letter from Schellong (Kdr Langemarck and KC) with his condoleance for the widow of this volunteer. 

We notice also his diary and a lot of frontpictures.

And all this material is lying on a ss flag, that came from HQ of the Flemish general SS in Brussels.

New addition.. freiw legion flandern bevo…

Friday, August 17th, 2007

A Langemarck and Freiw legion Flandern tunic…

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Nordwest

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

Himmler encouraged to raise, on 3 April 1941, a second volunteer reginment for young men from Flanders, Holland and Denmark.  This was the Freiwilligenstandarte Nordwest.  They also had a cuff title Nordwest witch was only used several months…  The 1st, 6th and 8th Companies of the Nordwest Regiment were Flemish.

 

Bevo Freiw legion Flandern Cufftitle

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

This is one of the rarest Flemish cufftitle that exist.  Only some 8 titles are known in collections..  The man on the picture is a volunteer of the 3. kp. of the Flemish legion from Hasselt.  He lost his leg during the war.

 

Rex Vlaanderen badges – Rexist Blood order or Honor badge

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Today I found one of the scarces Flemish badges: the rexist blood order or honor badge (numbered) only a few are known in collections.  The other badge is the badge of honor of 10 may 1940, but the flemish edition.  This was awarded to members of Rex arrested and/or imprisoned at the time of the German invasion in May 1940.  Unknown how much were awarded, this one is numbered 111.  It is a 23 mm by 17 mm and shows the original Rex emblem of “cross and crown” upon a red background. 

The flemish volunteer on the picture is Ludo Van Boom from Mechelen.  He was in the 3. Kp of the flemish legion and later in the langemarck.  He was KIA at the end of the war in 1945.