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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 (left 18th Oct), 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 and Only the Enemy In Front (The Recce Corps at War 1940-1946 by Richard Doherty, Pg198

1) Bob Force ?
2) 52nd Recce, 52 (Lowland) Division
3) Apr'45
4) Apr'45
5) B Sqn 52 Recce
6) ?
7) Advance upon Hopsten and clearing an area east of the Dortmund-Ems canal.
8 ) Only the Enemy In Front (The Recce Corps at War 1940-1946 by Richard Doherty, Pg271




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

Post by Andy H » 01 May 2020 09:51

Updated several entries with additional or revised info

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

Post by Andy H » 24 Jun 2020 16:04

1. Baker Force (Lt JS Baker)
2. 1st Recce Regt, British 1st Infantry Division
3. 15th January 1944
4. 24th January 1944
5. 4th, 6th and 13th Troops A Sqn 1st Recce Regt
6. Approx 16 Armoured cars, White scout cars with 3-inch mortars fitted and 2 6Pdr AT-TK guns
7. Tasked to protect 2nd Inf Bde left flank upon landing at Anzio.
8. Only the Enemy In Front (The Recce Corps at War 1940-1946 by Richard Doherty, Pg130-31

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

Post by Aufklarung » 24 Jun 2020 19:49

Hi Andy

Still at it after what? 16 years! Well done. :D

I couldn't edit your post for additional data so here's a re-post of one of yours. Feel free to place it back into page 2 and delete. Post count isn't my goal!! :wink:

1) Sickle Force
2)
3) April'40
4) ?
5) 15th Infantry Brigade (22/04/40-06/05/40)(1st Battalion, Green Howards,1st Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment)
+148th Infantry Brigade (26/04/40-30/04/40)(1/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, 1/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters)and 168th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery, 260th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery, 55th Field Company, Royal Engineers
6)
7) Took part in the Allied intervention in Norway and landed at Åndalsnes, in Romsdal, to support Norwegian Army units defending the city of Trondheim.
8.) ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian ... ickleforce

Not much but soon will be the day that I'll have more time. :wink:

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

Post by Urmel » 26 Jun 2020 10:51

Andy H wrote:
24 Jun 2020 16:04
1. Baker Force (Lt JS Baker)
2. 1st Recce Regt, British 1st Infantry Division
3. 15th January 1943
4. 24th January 1943
5. 4th, 6th and 13th Troops A Sqn 1st Recce Regt
6. Approx 16 Armoured cars, White scout cars with 3-inch mortars fitted and 2 6Pdr AT-TK guns
7. Tasked to protect 2nd Inf Bde left flank upon landing at Anzio.
8. Only the Enemy In Front (The Recce Corps at War 1940-1946 by Richard Doherty, Pg130-31
1944, shurely?

Hi
Duly changed :lol: Thanks for pointing out :thumbsup:
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