3 Francs 1974 - Chasseurs Ardennais - Wild Boar

3 Francs 1974 - Chasseurs Ardennais - Wild Boar
Added by Bart Perdieus
General Description : The Battalion of Hunters from the Ardennes (French: Bataillon de Chasseurs Ardennais) is an infantry formation in the Land Component of the Belgian Armed Forces. The unit, currently at battalion strength, is a part of the 7th Brigade. The unit was formed in 1933 when the 10th Regiment of the Line was renamed the Regiment of Chasseurs Ardennais, which it remained until 2011 when it was reduced to a battalion. It is named after, and based in, the heavily forested and hilly Ardennes region of Belgium.

The Chasseurs Ardennais have, since their inception, worn a large green beret in adition to the uniform which the rest of the army wears. The insignia worn on the cap is the head of a Wild Boar which are found in the Ardennes region.
Face value 3 Francs
Catalog code (Michel) BE 1785
Catalog code (Scott) BE 883
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier BE 1732 Stanley Gibbons BE 2367 AFA number BE 1797 Belgium BE 1733 Unificato BE 1732
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Print run 7.000.000
Issue date 26/10/1974
Designer Marc Séverin / J. Malvaux
Print technique photogravure
Perforation 11 1/2
Height 39.00 mm
Width 28.00 mm
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