Pilot & Air Force Insignia (1946-present)

updated 05.12.2010

Thanks to Mr. Norman Hosten for the information about and pictures of the badges.

Cap badges and Wings

1. Service cap badge Officer (1951-present)
2. Service cap badge Candidate Off. Royal Military School (1951-present)
3. Service cap badge NC-Officer (1951-present, Only for Adjutant between 1990-1994)
4. Service cap badge Officer (gilt metal) (non official-version)
5. Service cap badge NC-Officer (silvered metal) (1951-1994)
6. Service cap badge Troop (bronzed metal) (1951-1994)
7. Pilot Wing (model 1950's) (Gilt: Off.; Silver: NC.-Off)
8. Pilot Wing (model 1960-& 70's)
9. Pilot Wing (model 1980's-2008)

 

Pilot Wing (2008-present)

 

Pilot Wing (Small embroidered version for military shirt - gold: Off.;  silver: NC-. Off.) (?-present)

10. Flying Personnel Wing: Navigator, Fl. Engineer (1951-present), embroidered version for military service dress) 

NC-Offr.

Flying Personnel Wing: Navigator, Fl. Engineer, Loadmaster (Small embroidered version for military shirt - gold: Off., silver: NC-Offr.)  (?-present)

  

11. Temporary Flying Personnel Wing (metal version for military service dress  - gilt: Off, silver: NC-. Off.) (?-present)

12. Flight cap & beret badge (metal - gilt  with enamel center: Off.;  silver with enamel center: NC-Off.;  bronze: Troop) (1951-?)

Flight cap badge (Small embroidered version - gold: Off; silver: NC-. Off.) (?-present)

 

NC.Off.                                         Troop

13. Flight cap badge, Non Flying Personnel  (....-....)
14. Service Cap badge for Women, Non Flying Personnel  (....-....)
15. Pilot Wing (model 1960's; for flying suit)

 

Courtesy A. Fontaine

16. Beret badge '80 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Sqn' (2007-present)

 

 

"Wing"-Insignia

(Official Sleeve badges)

1. 1st Fighter-Wing (1976-1987)
2. 2nd Fighter-Bomber Wing (1963) 2nd Tactical Wing (...-1987)
3. 3rd Tactical Wing (1970-1987)
4. 10th Fighter-Bomber Wing(1964-1987)
5. 1st Fighter-Wing (1987-2000)
6. 2nd Tactical Wing (1987-....)
7. 3rd Tactical Wing (1987-1993)
8. 10th Fighter-Bomber Wing(1987-....)
9. 1st Fighter-Wing (2000-present)
10. 1st Fighter-Wing (1953-1976)
11. 7th Fighter-Wing (1953) Air Force Base "Chievres" (1964-...)
12. 5th Fighter-Wing (1953) 9th Fighter-Wing (1959) Air Force Base "Bierset "(1960-...)
13. 13th Fighter-Wing (1953) Air Force Base "Coxyde "(1959-1945)
14. 2nd Fighter- Wing (1953) 2nd Fighter-Bomber Wing (1959-1963)
15. 9th Fighter-Bomber Wing (1953-1959)
16. 10th Fighter- Wing (1953) 10th Fighter-Bomber Wing (1959-1964)
17. 42nd Recce Squadron (1959-....)
18. 83rd British-Belgian Tactical Group (?-....)

 

Air Force -Insignia

(Official Sleeve-& collar badges)

1a. General Staff (....-1987), 1b. General Staff (1987-present)
2a. General Staff (Services) (....-1987), 2b. General Staff (Services) (1987-present)
3. Air Force Staff (1987-present)
4. Meteo-Service (1953-1965) Meteo-Wing (1965-1987)
5. Meteo wing (1987-present)
6. Meteo wing (Breast-Badge 1946-1953)
7a. H.Q. Fighter-Group (1959-1961) Tactical Airforce Command (1961-1987), 7b. Tactical Air force Command (1987-present)
8. Communication Group (1962-1965) Tele-Communications Wing (1965-1987)
9. Tele-Communications Wing (1987-1990)
10. Staff-Brevet Holder (collar-badge)
11. Musician (Air-Force band) (collar-badge)
12. General (collar-badge)
13. Officer Medical Service (collar-badge)
14. Medical Service (troop) (collar-badge)
15. Medical Service (pilot cap-badge 1960)
16. NC.-Off. Instructor Physical Training (sleeve-badge)
17. Off. Instructor Physical Training (sleeve-badge)
18. NC.-Off. Fencing Master (sleeve-badge)
19. Catholic Chaplain (shoulder-badge )
20. Protestant Chaplain (shoulder-badge Senior Off.)

 

Air Force -Insignia

(Official Sleeve-& breast-pocket badges)

1. Airfield Defence Units (1950-present), beret badge
2. Air Commando (brevet) (1960's) non official insignia with white letters on a bleu background
3. Air Commando 'Unit badge' (1987-present), sleeve badge
4. Air Commando (brevet) (1987-....), breast pocket badge
5. Air Fusilier (brevet) (1987-?), breast pocket badge
6. Senior Air Commando (brevet) (1987-....), breast pocket badge
7. Superior (Airfield Defence Unit)-brevet (1959-1965)
8. Air Fusilier (brevet)  (198?-present), breast pocket badge
9. HQ Air Force Logistical Command (1987-present)
10. 21nd - Tele-Communication Support Wing (1990-present)
11. 23th Wing Logistical Command (1987-1995)
12. HK Comdo Trg & Sp Evere
13. 25th Wing Logistical Command (1987-1995)
14. CIH (Centrum voor Identificatie en Herbevoorrading- Center for identification and supplies/logistics) (....-....)
15. Common support Wing (1987-....)
16. 22nd Wing Logistical Command (1987-....)
17. 21st Wing Logistical Command (1987-....)
18. CEMEC (Center for Mechanography ) (1987-....)
19. Air Force Technical Group (1953) Air Force Base (1960-1987)

 

Air Force -Insignia

(Official Sleeve- badges)

1. Air Force base "Coxyde"(1987-present)
2. Air Force base "Coxyde"(1976-1987)
3. 15th Transport Wing (1953-1969)
4. 15th Transport Wing (1987-present)
5. 15th Transport Wing (1969-1987)

C 130 Hercules Club (click on the brevets to enlarge)

        

thanks to Adjt Vl. B. Daems and Adjt Vl N. Hosten  for the brevets and pins

6. Control & Reporting Center (1953-1987)
7. Control & Reporting Center (1987-....)
8. Control & Reporting Post/Traffic Control-Coordination Center (1977-1987)
9. Control & Reporting Post/Traffic Control-Coordination Center (1987-present)

 

Air Force -Insignia

(Official Sleeve- badges)

1. Support Unit tele-guided Ground-Air Weapons (1962-1964) Missiles Support Unit (1964-1966) Missiles Support Wing (1966-1976)
2. Missiles Support Wing (1976-1985) Missiles Support Group (1985-1987)
3. Tele-guided Ground-Air Weapons Group (1962-1964) Group Missiles (1964-1985) Missiles Wing (1985-1987)
4. HQ. Staff Wing Missiles (1963-....)
5. Missiles Support Group (1987-1990)
6. Missiles Wing (1987-1990)
7. 9th Wing tele-guided Ground-Air Weapons (1962-1964) 9th Wing Missiles (1964-1985) 9th Operations Group (1985-1987)
8. 9th Operations Group (1987-1990)
9. 13th Wing tele-guided Ground-Air Weapons (1960-1964) 13th Wing Missiles (1964-1985) 13th Operations Group (1985-1987)
10. 13th Operations Group (1987-1990)

 

Air Force -Insignia

(Official Sleeve- badges)

1. Belgian Air Cadets , non official Belgian Air Force sleeve-badge
2. Group Education and Training(1953-1987)
3. Pilot training-school
4. Polytechnic School (1987-....), Flight Cap badge Polytechnic School ( metal with enamel) (?-....)

5. Center for Military Formation (1977-1987)
6. Air Force base "Kamina" (1959-1960)
7. Fighter pilot-School (1953-1959), Air Force base "Brustem" (1959-....)
8. Elementary Flying School (1987-....)
9. Pilot training -school (1987-....)
10. Instruction & Training Command (1987-....)
11. Military Formation Center (1987-1994)
12. Polytechnic -school (1987-....)
13. Belgian Air Cadets-Wing

The 'Belgian Air Cadets' is a non-profit  organisation almost entirely supported by the Belgian Air Component (AC), but not part of the Belgian Air Force. info: www.belgianaircadets.be 

 

Sleeve badges

   
  Technician 2nd Class Technician 1st Class Driver 1st class -brevet  

 

Candidate Officers Royal Mil. school (collar badge) Para-brevet A Sport-Brevet (breast pocket badge) Instructor NC-Off. (sleeve badge)

 

Special Ranks

       
       

 

 

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