Post WWII Belgian uniforms
Uniforms: Like many other countries, Belgium adopted a uniform in a British cut. A wool "battledress" uniform, with beret and low boots. During WWII the Belgians had their own units, under British command: The Belgian Independent Parachute Company and SAS Squadron, and the post war Belgian army was heavily inspired by the war time experience.
The uniforms for the airborne units consisted of a "Denison smock" type smock and trousers both in a camouflage pattern. In the 1950s the "moon and balls" and "brush-stroke" patterns were used (soldier no.5), but the well know and long lived "jigsaw" pattern was introduced in 1956. (soldier no.4). The Belgian army did however continue to issue existing stock of "moon and balls" and "brush-stroke" camouflaged clothes to para and commando units well after production halted. The "moon and balls" pattern stopped production in 1956 and the "brush-stroke" pattern was discontinued at some time in the 1970s. The camouflage uniforms were primarily used in the different former Belgian colonies. Especially the Brush-stroke pattern can be seen worn during the Congo Crisis, and the uniforms were used by European mercenaries as well in the Congo.
The particular uniform (below) is a smock in "brush-stroke" pattern, and a pair of trousers in the "moon and balls" pattern. Trousers are made by RAKA in 1956 and the smock is made in 1956 by BAWI.