The 5th Belgian Brigade in Caledon in 1945.
The Free Belgian Army came to Northern Ireland during late 1944 after the Allies liberated Belgium, when they came to Northern Ireland they were formed up into six Brigades, and it was the 5th Brigade that came to Caledon and Tynan Abbey.
A nice picture this of Field Marshall Alexander and his Wife visiting Belgian Officers in Alexander House Caledon in 1945. Note the Soldiers Art painted on the walls of the house,the shield on the top right of the photograph is the insignia of the 5th Belgian Brigade and the American Flag to the left of the photograph.
Caledon Camp with the 5th Belgian Brigade billited in 1945. Note the French Horn made with white stones on the ground.
Below are four postcard photographs of the 5th Belgian Brigade commemorating Armistice day in Armagh Roman Catholic cathedral and the bottom of the Mall Armagh in 1945.
A nice invitation from the 3rd Belgian Brigade to a dance in the Royal hotel Whitehead.
Another invitation to a dinner in Tynan Abbey by the 5th Belgian Brigade, note the shoulder insignia attached to the menu.
A nice group of 5th Belgian Brigade soldiers standing on the steps of ''Kinnard House'' in Caledon.