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by daveh
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Question concerning Belgian a 75mm battery
Replies: 0
Views: 1034

Question concerning Belgian a 75mm battery

The book "Organisation de l'Armee sur le Pied de Guerre" lists the following as the number of men, horses and vehicles in an artillery battery: 3 officers 17 NCOs 128 men 3 officer's riding horses 21 horses 13 bicycles 4 guns and 24 horses 8 caissons and 48 horses 1 Commander's caisson and 6 horses ...
by daveh
Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 17th & 18th Coastal Regiments (R.A)
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Joslen notes 17th Coastal Regiment (R.A) as being under 8 th Army command on 14.6.42 and 20.12.42. GHQ MEF command on 29.5.43 and 10.7.43. http://www.ra39-45.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/coast/page15.html notes 17th Coastal Regiment (R.A) as being formed in 9.41 from the Tobruk Garrison coast defences. Josl...
by daveh
Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 73rd A/T Regiment R.A (T.A).
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

Joslen notes that on 23.10.42 B Battery of 73rd A/T Regiment R.A (T.A).
was attached to 24th Armoured Brigade, 2 troops guarded HQ X Corps and the rest of the Regiment was with Hammerforce (no details of batteries given).
by daveh
Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 79th A/T Reg Royal Artillery (T.A)
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Joslen states that the RHQ 79th A/T Reg Royal Artillery was disbanded on 25.5.42 with its 3 batteries being posted to various Indian formations under 1oth Army. On 27.6.42 the Regiment was reformed in Egypt by GHQ MEF. Its original 3 batteries were recalled from 10th Army and the regiment was under ...
by daveh
Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 7th South African Recce Regiment.
Replies: 2
Views: 988

The following notes are based on The British Armies in World War Two an Organisational History Vol. 7 N.Z. Army and South African Army by David A. Ryan, D Hughes and S. Rothwell 7th SA AFV Regiment was formed in March 1941 and renamed 7th Reconnaissance Battalion n April 1941. It was assigned to the...
by daveh
Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Does anyone have information about Nov. 7th 1942 - Algiers
Replies: 6
Views: 2413

In Axis Submarine Successes of WW2 by J Rohwer, the Thomas Stone is noted as having been hit by an airborne torpedo, towed to Algiers and then hulked. (see p.237). The hit was timed at 0537 (GMT) on the 7th by Allied sources. Harold Thiele in his Luftwaffe Aerial Torpedo Aircraft and Operations in W...
by daveh
Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 5th Indian Infantry Brigade
Replies: 18
Views: 3602

oops correction:

planned moves April 1942 were 5th Indian Infantry Brigade to Syria, 7th to Cyprus NOT the other way round.
by daveh
Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 5th Indian Infantry Brigade
Replies: 18
Views: 3602

After the retreat following Rommel's attack in Jan 1942 the 4th Indian Division was c 4,500 men under strength and had lost much of its equipment. As a result it was decided to disperse its component brigades as follows: 5th Indian Infantry Brigade to Cyprus 7th Indian Infantry Brigade to Syria 11th...
by daveh
Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 5th Indian Infantry Brigade
Replies: 18
Views: 3602

in 1940 the Central India Horse was a Cavalry Regiment to be used as a divisional recce unit. It joined the 4th Indian Division in Egypt in August 1940 and was a fully motorised regiment. Its equipment consisted of carriers and light trucks. During Op. Compass the Central India Horse was detached fr...
by daveh
Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:42 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 5th Indian Infantry Brigade
Replies: 18
Views: 3602

The 161st Indian Infantry Brigade left Cyprus in March 1942. It moved to Khataba on 17/4/42 where the 1st Battalion/1st Punjab Regiment (from the 5th Indian Brigade) joined the Brigade. The 3rd battalion/7th Rajput Regiment formed part of the 161st Indian Infantry Brigade at the Brigades formation o...
by daveh
Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 5th Indian Infantry Brigade
Replies: 18
Views: 3602

did I really say next?...oh well :D Originally the 161st Indian Infantry Brigade was a British first line territorial Army Brigade forming part of the 54th (East Anglian) Infantry Division and consisted of: 1st/4th Bn Essex Regiment 1st/5th Bn Essex Regiment 2nd/5th Bn Essex Regiment 1st/4th Bn Esse...
by daveh
Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:46 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 5th Indian Infantry Brigade
Replies: 18
Views: 3602

The 11th Indian Infantry Brigade: Left India for the Middle East in August 1939. It was joined by the 5th Indian Infantry Brigade and the rest of the 4th Indian Division in Egypt in Oct 1939. Underwent extensive training in Egypt. In 3rd week of August 1940 was part of the 4th Indian Division when t...
by daveh
Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 5th Indian Infantry Brigade
Replies: 18
Views: 3602

7th Indian Infantry Brigade was formed in late September 1939 under the HQ Deccan district. This HQ was reformed as the 5th Indian Division in June 1940 Most of the 5th Indian Division was ordered to Port Sudan in response to the Italian threat from Eritrea, arriving form mid September 1940. However...
by daveh
Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Danish armor 9. april 1940?
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

see

http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/

for details of danish armoured vehicles
by daveh
Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Australian AA
Replies: 3
Views: 799

The British Army in WW2: An Organisational History Volume 5 The Australian Army by David A Ryan notes: 2/4th Light AA Regt RAA in 2/42 had the 10th, 11th and 12th Light AA batteries (see table F37 9th Australian Infantry Division Syria) It had been formed on 5/1/42 from the disbanded 26th AT company...