trekker wrote:In August 1941 the first lot of about 150 Slovenes and Croats from British POW camps joined the 1st Royal Yugoslav Guards Battalion.
Here's a correction and addition to the above wrong statement:
1st Royal Yugoslav Guards Battalion was formally established at the end of May 1941 when it lacked soldiers.
In the first half of June 1941 the first 250 Slovenes and Croats from British POW camps joined the battalion.
1.8.1941 additional 100 men who had previously joined the Polish brigade came to Agami camp where the battalion was stationed. The battalion was 400 men strong.
21.1.1942 additional 115 Slovenes and Croats joined the battalion. Besides, about 50 Yugoslav citizens from the Middle East were drafted.
In February 1942 there were about 500 men in the battalion.
4.3.1942 1st Royal Yugoslav Guards Battalion was sent to Kenels Box south of Sidi el Barani. (see the above post of 312MSO)
23.3.1942 it was moved to Halfaya pass.
4.5.1942 the battalion was transferred to El Dabb to guard airfields.
23.6.1942 the battalion retreated to Palestine and camped in Atira near Haifa.