British Army & CW ad-hoc 'Force' formations

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Re: British Army & CW ad-hoc 'Force' formations

Post by Andy H » 09 Sep 2015 00:34

1) Roma Force (Lt Col GB Grant)
2) ?
3) July'45
4) Sept'45
5) RM Detachments from HMS Nelson, Nigeria, Ceylon and Phoebe
6) Around 400 RM's in total
7) Took part in Op.Zipper
8.) http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org ... e9uV9JViko

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Re: British Army & CW ad-hoc 'Force' formations

Post by Andy H » 30 Jul 2016 22:29

1) Mela Force ?
2) 51st Highland Division
3) March 1st 1943?
4) ?
5) D Companies of the Seaforth and Cameron Brigade: 2nd Seaforth, 5th Seaforth and 5th Camerons less 154 Brigade
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7) Defence of Wadi Melah 1943
8 ) None Bolder by Richard Doherty

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Re: British Army & CW ad-hoc 'Force' formations

Post by Andy H » 30 Jul 2016 22:50

1) Eykyn Force
2) 49th Infantry Division
3) Oct'44
4) Oct'44
5) 11th Royal Scots Fusiliers (with AT-TK guns), 2nd Kensington MG Bn, Carrier Plt from 7th Duke of Wellingtons, part of the Belgian White Brigade and some RE units
6) ?
7) Holding a defensive portion of the line between Brecht and Poppel some 20 miles in total
8 ) The Polar Bears by Patrick Delaforce


1) Bob Force Lt-Col Bob Cory
2) 89th LAA Regt/49th Infantry Division
3) Oct'44
4) Oct'44
5) 89th LAA Regt, 49th Recce Regt, 2 BTYs of AT-TK guns from 89th Regt plus 1/2 2 Kensington MG Bn
6) ?
7) Holding a defensive portion of the line between Merxplaas and Ryckevorsel some 10 miles in total
8 ) The Polar Bears by Patrick Delaforce

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