The Garde Rurale was formed in Wallonia, Belgium, on 19 April 1941 as a rural auxiliary police force, and was a Wallon equivalent of the Flemish Boerenwacht. The members were initially unarmed but starting in 1942 light arms were issued on a limited scale.


Gottfried Dalle

Sources used

Eddy de Bruyne & Marc Rikmenspoel - For Rex and for Belgium: Léon Degrelle and Wallon Political & Military Collaboration 1940-45
Carlos Caballero Jurado - Resistance Warfare 1940-45
David Littlejohn - Foreign legions of the Third Reich, vol 2

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