Belgian Force Protection / Air Police insignia

 

Consice history :

April 1945 : Belgian Auxiliary Air Police Service : BAAPS I (detached to the 9th U.S. Army Air Force) & BAAPS II (detached to the 2nd Tactical Air Force,  Royal Air Force).

1946 : Politie en Wacht van het Militaire Vliegwezen - Police et Garde de l'Aviation Militaire (Military Aviation Police and Guards)

1948 : TDP-VTP   Troupes de Défence et de Police - Verdedigings- en Politietroepen (Defense and Police Unites)

Upon disbandment this unit forms the nucleus of the Air Commando's and the Air Force Police.

 

1951 : UDA-VVE   Unités de Défense des Aérodromes - Vliegveld Verdedigings Eenheden (Airport Defense Units)

1953 : Air-Commando

1966 : IBE-UPI   Installatie Beveiligings Eenheden - Unités de Protection des Installations (Installation Security Units)

1987 : Air Commando (note the hyphen is gone) with 3 degrees / skill levels : “Airfuselier”, “Air Commando” and “Higher Certificate Air Commando”

1988 - 1990 :  a shortlived EIS   Escadron d'Intervention - Interventie Smaldeel (Intervention Squadron) was formed

2004 : Integrated Security

2010 : Force Protection & Strike Security   -   But they are still commonly known, and probably always will be, as the Air Commando´s.

 

1951 : Air Force Police Squadrons

1960 : Air Force Police Flights

2002 : Air Component Police Flights

 

 

     

Belgian Auxiliary Air Police Service

   
  BAAPS I cap badge BAAPS I shoulder patch (worn during training) BAAPS I shoulder patch (worn in Germany)  
       

 
  BAAPS II cap badge BAAPS II shoulder eagles  
 

 

     

VVE-UDA / Air-Commando

     
embroided      

Beret badge of qualified UDA-VVE, worn on a grey-blue beret

enlisted / corporals NCO's Officers subdued

HOGER  BREVET VVE / BREVET SUPÉRIEUR UDA (senior level)

 
  plastic on plastic   plastic on plastic embroided embroided
 

 

     

Air Commando

Beret badge, worn on a black beret

     
all ranks      

Air Commando titles

plastic on felt embroided embroided embroided
   
embroided embroided    

LUCHTFUSELIER / FUSILIER DE L'AIR (air fusilier)

   
plastic on felt embroided (wing variation)    

AIR COMMANDO / COMMANDO DE L'AIR (air commando)

plastic on felt embroided embroided embroided
   
embroided embroided    

 HOGER AIR COMMANDO  BREVET / BREVET SUPÉRIEUR COMMANDO DE L'AIR (higher air commando certificate)

   
plastic on felt embroided    
 

 

     

Unit Patches

     
1st Wing 1st Wing 1st Wing 1st Wing
1st Wing 1st Wing 2nd Tactical Wing 2nd Tactical Wing
2nd Tactical Wing 2nd Tactical Wing 2nd Tactical Wing 3rd Tactical Wing
3rd Tactical Wing 9th Training Wing 10th Fighter Bomber Wing 10th Fighter Bomber Wing
10th Tactical Wing 10th Tactical Wing 10th Tactical Wing 10th Tactical Wing
10th Tactical Wing 10th Tactical Wing 10th Tactical Wing 10th Tactical Wing
15th Air Transport Wing 20th Support Wing 25th Logistical Wing 56th Missile Squadron
 
Control & Reporting Centre Glons

Elementary Flying School

Koksijde Air Base  
   
Intervention Squadron Force Protection    
 

 

     

Short Range Air Defense

     
 
Gatling gunner Mistral Missile gunner, 10th Tactical Wing  Gatling gunner  
 

 

     

Air Force Police

     
Belgian Air Force Police Belgian Air Force Police Belgian Air Force Police Belgian Air Force Police
 
Belgian Air Force Police Belgian Air Force Police Air Component Airfield Police  
 

 

     

Miscellaneous Patches

     
 
Dog handlers Mountain climbing instructors    
       
   
       
   
Unités de Défence, Force Aérienne Tactique Congolaise 1964-1965  Force Aérienne Tactique Congolaise, Unités de Défence Aérodromes 1964-1965     
 

 

     

Veterans Association

     
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