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OLD KEPIS BEFORE 1954

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POLICE - Headgear badges


THE INSIGNIA PRESENTED BELONG TO MANY COLLECTORS

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MUNICIPAL POLICE

xp0051.jpg (22805 bytes) Helmet plate Police of Brussels ca. the beginning of the 20th Century
xp0083.jpg (6626 bytes) Cap badge Molenbeek-St-Jean/St-Jans-Molenbeek near Brussels until ca. 1957.  This department was the last to use an old municipal badge instead of the general Police badge introduced in 1954.
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xp0084.jpg (6594 bytes) Police Antwerpen.   Cap and helmet.  1930's
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Cap cockade for officers.  This one at the time of H.M. King Leopold III.  You find the same with a "A" for H.M. the King Albert I and a "B" during the era of H.M. the King Baudouin.  One says that the King refused to admit that the "B" stand for him and that it was for "Belgium".  Perhaps, we'll never know

Those cockades were silver embroidered but sometimes if not always, the cockade of a chief-commissioner was gold embroidered

For the lower ranks and sometimes also for the officers, the logo or the first letter of the name of the Municipality was used.  Examples shown from Nevele, Ganshoren or Genk or Gent, Schaarbeek

 

 

The Gendarmerie used the same cockades : silver embroidered with a metallic letter for adjudants, silver embroidered for all officers ranks and gold for the generals

The Rural Police again used the same cockades but only with the Royal monograms

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MUNICIPAL POLICE.  Cap, helmet, beret badge since 1954 for all forces.   Kept for the new cap in 1980.

Before 1980 this badges existed in chrome, bronze and silver finish, according the rank.  

In Brussels city it was used until 1980 for the auxiliaries while other departments used the full metal badge for the same auxiliaries ...  Municipal autonomy

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Cap, helmet, Police of Brussels 1954-1980 but also many (full metal).  Mostly used as helmet badge by other forces. 

Before 1980 this badges existed in chrome, bronze and silver finish, according the rank.  It was put, in Brussels, on a black plastic shield.

There is a slight difference between the helmet badge and the cap badge.  The helmet badge was a bit bulging where the cap badge was completely flat.  With the time the difference often disappeared or, to be clear : both were used on both !

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