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Re: British Order of Battle

Post by Andy H » 04 Apr 2019 16:27

sitalkes wrote:
05 Jun 2015 05:51
Hi, this is Powerpoint file showing the a British Order of Battle for Home Forces (Land, Sea, and Air) September 1940

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_JIB ... authuser=0
Hi sitalkes

Thanks for posting.
Looking at some of the imagery in the PP, some of it was taken from Niehorsters excellent site
http://niehorster.org/017_britain/__uk.htm

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Re: British Order of Battle

Post by wwilson » 05 May 2020 13:38

Regarding countries other than Great Britain, IIRC:

Canada -- Three infantry divisions, two armoured divisions, two armoured brigades, and a para battalion saw action in Italy and NW Europe. Also lost an infantry battalion at Hong Kong.

New Zealand -- 2 to 3 divisions, of which one was in action at any time (may be wrong about that). Action in Italy, and ... ?

South Africa -- a handful of divisions, but IIRC only one was in action at any given time. Action in E Africa, N Africa, and Italy.

... and there were about 3 (?) infantry divisions formed from East and West African troops. Action in E Africa and India / Burma.

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