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Belgium
Belgian spy radio sets

Belgium, officially known as the Kingdom of Belgium, is a West European sovereign country with a North Sea coast line, that has borders with The Netherlands (north), Germany (east), Luxembourg (southeast) and France (south). Its capital — Brussels — is the seat of the European Commission (EC), the Council of the European Union (EU), the European Council and the Euopean Parliament. 1 Amoung others, it also hosts the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

Coat of Arms of Belgium

During WWII, Belgium was occupied by Nazi Germany from May 1940 to February 1945. After the war, Belgium was one of the founding members of NATO [1]. In 1948, it was also one of the first countries with a clandestine Stay-Behind Organisation (SBO), in cooperation with the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) (now: MI6) and the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Although Belgian Special Forces (SF) and Stay-Behind Organisations (SBO) mainly used foreign equipment – sometimes built under licence – there are also nationally developed and produced devices.

  1. Shared with Strasbourgh (France).

Belgian spy radio sets on this website
Belgian post-war version of the UK Type 36/1 (MCR-1), made by MBLE (Philips)
Belgian RST-101 spy radio set (MBLE)
References
  1. Wikipedia, Belgium
    Retrieved September 2020.

  2. Wikipedia, Belgian stay-behind network
    Retrieved September 2020.
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