Belgium

This propaganda leaflet was dropped over Belgium by the Allied air forces during the Second World War.

This propaganda leaflet was dropped over Belgium by the Allied air forces during the Second World War.

Belgian personnel served in the Belgian Infantry Brigade and also as part of the air forces in 1944.

The Belgian Armed Forces Documentation Centre holds service records for Belgian officers born after 1900 and other ranks born after 1888.

The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History holds service records for Belgian personnel born after these dates.

If you are researching a serviceman who was held as a prisoner the International Red Cross hold records of all twentieth century Prisoners of War.

The Belgian War Dead Register plan to update their records in the near future to include Belgian servicemen killed during the Second World War.

 

Research at the D-Day Story 

We do hold some material in our  archives that may be useful. For example, we may have a published or unpublished history of a unit, the memoirs of another veteran who served in the same unit, or photographs of a relevant unit or place.

We also hold material such as maps that may be useful in understanding a soldier’s service in Normandy, for example. We also have a large library of books relating to D-Day. This material can be consulted by the public, by prior appointment.