I don't believe this to be Belgium as the writing on the right looks to be 'GUIDES' which is English. Middle looks like possible initials of 'DS'. The left side is pretty far gone unless there's a remote possibility that you can clean it up better.
I see now it was DE at the bottom. I'm still not seeing the left side very well and is made more difficult by the image staying sideways. You seem to have the better advantage on viewing it. I wish I could've been more help and GL.
Great ID Matt. It was the thistles that were misdirecting my thoughts towards some kind of Scottish connection (I was thinking Scottish-Canadian volunteers as part of the Expeditionary Forces or something of that kind).
This, translated from a Belgian website:
The Badge of the Second Regiment de Guides
The badge was accepted by the Guides on February 5, 1950 to be worn on the black cap of the armoured troops. In 1954 the badge of the Guides was accepted by the Ministry of Defence and from then on worn by the Regiment.
- the royal crown - symbol of loyalty to King and Dynasty;
- two crossed straight sabers decorated with thistles, reminiscent of the "Belgian" Dragoons and their glorious assault at Kolin in 1757, which earned them the slogan: "Qui s'y frotte s'y pique", motto retaken by the Second Regiment Guides;
you guys are awesome....many, many thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would love to mark this inquiry as solved but do not remeber how to do this...I'll try tomorrow....Found the link....again...many many thanks!!!