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by nigelfe
Sun May 13, 2007 4:00 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 1st Welsh Infantry Battalion
Replies: 10
Views: 2733

1 Bn Welch Regiment (abbr 1 Welch, anybody who writes about the Brit Army and can't even get a unit designation right is obviously a suspect source). Joslen 3 Sep 39 - 6 Nov 39 - 16 Inf Bde, Palestine 6 Nov 39 - 27 Nov 39 - 14 Inf Bde, Palestine 28 Nov 39 - 23 Jul 40 - 22 Inf Bde, variously 6 Inf Di...
by nigelfe
Sun May 13, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 1st Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Replies: 9
Views: 3274

Joslen 1939 - Tientsin, China 31 Jan 40 - Arrived Egypt 31 Jan 40 - 21 Jul 40 - 23 Inf Bde Suez Canal area 23 Jul 40 - 1 Sep 40 - 22 Inf Bde Jan 41 - Matruh Sub-Area, less det forming 10 RTR dummy tanks 28 Feb 41 - 23 May 41 - 22 Gds Bde 5 Jun 41 - 22 Jan 42 - 23 Inf Bde 27 Jan 42 - 12 May 42 - 233 ...
by nigelfe
Sun May 13, 2007 3:50 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 11th Hussars
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Joslen

In Egypt pre-war.
3 Sep 39 - 14 Apr 40 - Lt Armd Bde, renamed 7 Lt Armd Bde
10 Apr 40 - 3 Nov 43 - 7 Armd Div Tps but sometimes under comd of armd bde
16 Jul 42 - 22 Nov 42 - 4 Armd Bde
by nigelfe
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Japan Betrayed Germany
Replies: 12
Views: 3323

During the 1930s the Japanese Army was in favour of the 'Northern Option', ie seizing Siberia from Lake Baikal eastwards. The USSR-Japan border war of 1938-9 and Japan's total trouncing at Khalkin Gol (inferior, tactics, inferior equipment, inferior logistics, not to mention a numerically much small...
by nigelfe
Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: bad planning
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

I doubt that it was an issue of incompatible hooks and eyes. However, there may have been a problem with air-brake connections and possibly electrical connections for lights. When the UK got a few M1 carriages with 155mm Guns and subsequently for 7.2 inch Mk 6 they found that while they could hook u...
by nigelfe
Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Brit 1st Reconnaissance Regiment
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Eh, wef Jan 1941 UK inf divs started having a recce bn (with coys), they changed their name to recce regt (with sqns) in Jun 1942. This was a new corps, the Reconaissance Corps was formed 1 Jan 1941 and absorbed into the RAC on 1 Jan 1944. In many divisions this bn/regt had the same number as the di...
by nigelfe
Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 2/8 Gurkha & 2/7 Gurkha.
Replies: 10
Views: 2872

Joslen Battle of El Alamein ORBAT 21 Ind Inf Bde Directly under 8 Army command, reforming and used for HQ protection, camouflage and guard duties. Comprised: 1/6 Raj Rif 3/7 Rajputs 2/8 GR less one coy 9 Ind Fd Coy IE 29 Ind Fd Amb The other fmns directly under 8 Army comd were: 1 Army Tk Bde (42 & ...
by nigelfe
Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 18th Indian Infantry Brigade
Replies: 14
Views: 7481

Joslen

2/5 Essex
24 Dec 41 - arr Iraq under comd 18 Ind Inf Bde, 8 Ind Div
10 Jun 42 - to Palestine with 18 Ind Inf Bde, tfr to 10 Ind Div
15 Jul 42 - bn reduced to cadre

No other refs to 18 Ind Inf Bde
by nigelfe
Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

Joslen 3 Sep 39 - 24 Apr 40 - 1 Spt Gp 24 Apr 40 - 26 May 40 - 30 Inf Bde (landed Calais 22 May 40, 1 RB & 2KRRC both motorised & 1 QVR m/c, bde lost) 31 Oct 40 - 19 Jun 42 - 2 Armd Bde (arr Egypt 29 Nov 41, Libya 20 Dec 41) 19 Jun 42 - 31 Aug 45 - 22 Armd Bde (moved between 1 Armd & 7 Armd Divs. 1 ...
by nigelfe
Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Royal marines support group on D-DAY and afterwards
Replies: 8
Views: 3599

Effectiveness is a measure of achievement of what they were required to do. I suspect calling it ineffective is based on the assumption that it was supposed to 'destroy' the defenders. This, of course, is a wrong assumption and may reflect a lack of understanding of British firepower doctrine. There...
by nigelfe
Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Royal marines support group on D-DAY and afterwards
Replies: 8
Views: 3599

What leads to the conclusion that RM Shermans were gunless? Some OP tanks had dummy guns others had 'real' armament. It actually depended on the comms fit and the tank involved. Basically OP tanks were comd & control tks (as used by tk sqn HQs etc, ) but with extras that meant there was no space for...
by nigelfe
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Royal marines support group on D-DAY and afterwards
Replies: 8
Views: 3599

The units remained in action in Normandy until about mid-August. When they were withdawn. The Canadians grabbed a few of the Centaurs, about a battery's worth and used them for another week or two.
by nigelfe
Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Queens Westminster Regiment
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Joslen has nothing about Finsbury Rifles. KRRC were 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 bns. Also under KRRC were:
QVR (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 1 & 2 bns
QW (Queen's Westminsters) 1 & 2 bns
The Rangers 1 & 2 bns
by nigelfe
Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: equipement of the british Antitank regiments in Normandy
Replies: 4
Views: 5533

The establishments of anti tank regiments is somewhat compicated because about mid-war they changed from 'regimental establishments' to establishments for regt HQ and establishments for batteries with different equipment, including differently equipped troops within btys. This allowed a certain amou...
by nigelfe
Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 1st Guards Battalion Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

2 SG 30 Sep 39 - 29 Inf Bde, Egypt (became 22 Inf Bde 3 Oct 39) 19 Mar - 18 May 40 - 18 Inf Bde, Egypt 30 Jun 40 - Cairo Sub Area 28 Feb - 1 Oct 41 - 22 Inf Bde (became 22 Gds Bde 20 Mar 41, 200 Gds Bde 6 Apr 42, 201 Gds Motor Bde Gp 25 May 42) 31 Jan 41 - Cairo Base Sub Area 14 Dec 41 - 14 Jun 42 -...