List of Allied forces in the Normandy Campaign

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This is a list of Allied forces in the Normandy Campaign between 6 June-25 August 1944. Primary combat units are listed here; unit articles may contain a complete order of battle.

United States[edit]

Unit Arrival Commander
1st Infantry Division 6 June Major General Clarence R. Huebner
2nd Infantry Division 7 June Major General Walter M. Robertson
4th Infantry Division 6 June Major General Raymond O. Barton
5th Infantry Division 9 July Major General Stafford LeRoy Irwin
8th Infantry Division 4 July Major General William C. McMahon
Major General Donald A. Stroh (from 12 July)
9th Infantry Division 10 June Major General Manton S. Eddy
Major General Louis A. Craig (from 19 August)
28th Infantry Division 22 July Major General Lloyd D. Brown
Brigadier General James E. Wharton (12–13 August)
Major General Norman D. Cota (from 14 August)
29th Infantry Division 6 June Major General Charles H. Gerhardt
30th Infantry Division 10 June Major General Leland Hobbs
35th Infantry Division 5 July Major General Paul W. Baade
79th Infantry Division 12 June Major General Ira T. Wyche
83d Infantry Division 18 June Major General Robert C. Macon
90th Infantry Division 6 June Major General Eugene M. Landrum
Brigadier General Raymond S. McLain (from 30 July)
2nd Armored Division 9 June Major General Edward H. Brooks
3rd Armored Division 23 June Major General Leroy H. Watson
Major General Maurice Rose (from 7 August)
4th Armored Division 11 July Major General John S. Wood
6th Armored Division 19 July Major General Robert W. Grow
82nd Airborne Division 6 June Major General Matthew B. Ridgway
101st Airborne Division 6 June Major General Maxwell D. Taylor

United Kingdom[edit]

Unit Arrival Commander Killed Wounded
Guards Armoured Division 28 June Major-General Allan H.S. Adair ? ?
5th Guards Armoured Brigade 30 June Brigadier Norman W. Gwatkin ? ?
2nd (Armoured) Battalion, Grenadier Guards ? ? ? ?
1st (Armoured) Battalion, Coldstream Guards ? ? ? ?
2nd (Armoured) Battalion, Irish Guards ? ? ? ?
1st (Motorized) Battalion, Grenadier Guards ? ? ? ?
32nd Guards Infantry Brigade 25 June Brigadier G.F. Johnson ? ?
5th Battalion, Coldstream Guards ? ? ? ?
1st Battalion, Welsh Guards ? ? ? ?
3rd Battalion, Irish Guards ? ? ? ?
7th Armoured Division 6/12 June Major-General George Erskine ? ?
8th King's Royal Irish Hussars Reconnaissance Regiment ? ? ?
22nd Armoured Brigade 6/7 June Brigadier William R.N. Hinde ? ?
1st Royal Tank Regiment 7 June Lieutenant-Colonel R.M.P. Carver[1] ? ?
5th Royal Tank Regiment 7 June Lieutenant-Colonel Charles A. Holliman[1] ? ?
4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) (replaced by the 5th Dragoon Guards on 29 July 1944) 7 June Lieutenant-Colonel The Viscount Cranley ? ?
5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards (replaced 4th CLY on 29 July 1944) ? ? ? ?
1st (Motorized) Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 7 June ? ? ?
131st Infantry Brigade 8 June Brigadier M.S. Ekins ? ?
1/5th Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) 8 June ? ? ?
1/6th (Bermondsey) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) 8 June ? ? ?
1/7th (Southwark) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) 8? June ? ? ?
11th Armoured Division 13 June Major-General George P.B. Roberts ? ?
2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry (to 17 August) ? ? ? ?
15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars Reconnaissance Regiment (from 17 August) ? ? ? ?
29th Armoured Brigade 15 June Brigadier C.B.C. Harvey ? ?
23rd Hussars ? ? ? ?
3rd Royal Tank Regiment ? Lieutenant-Colonel D.A.H. Silvertop[1] ? ?
2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry ? ? ? ?
8th (Motorized) Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) ? ? ? ?
159th Infantry Brigade 15 June Brigadier J.G. Sandie ? ?
4th Battalion, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry ? Lieutenant-Colonel Miles ? ?
3rd Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
1st Battalion, The Herefordshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
4th Armoured Brigade 7 June Brigadier John C. Currie (KIA 26 June)
Brigadier Michael Carver
? ?
44th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment ? Lieutenant-Colonel G.C. Hopkinson[1] ? ?
Royal Scots Greys (The 2nd Dragoons) ? Lieutenant-Colonel A. G. J. Readman[2] ? ?
3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) (to 29 July 1944) ? Lieutenant-Colonel John Anderson ? ?
3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) (from 1 August 1944) ? ? ? ?
2nd Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps 9 June Lieutenant-Colonel Ronald B. Littledale ? ?
8th Armoured Brigade 6 June Brigadier Bernard Cracroft ? ?
4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel R.G.G. Byron[3] ? ?
24th Lancers 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel W.A.C. Anderson ? ?
Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel John Anderson ? ?
12th Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps 6 June ? ? ?
27th Armoured Brigade 6 June Brigadier G. E. Prior-Palmer ? ?
13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel R. T. G Harrap ? ?
1st East Riding Yeomanry 6 June ? ? ?
The Staffordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Royal Regiment) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel J. A. Eadie ? ?
6th Airborne Division 6 June Major-General Richard Gale ? ?
3rd Parachute Brigade 6 June Brigadier James Hill ? ?
8th (Midland Counties) Parachute Battalion 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Alastair Pearson ? ?
9th (Eastern and Home Counties) Parachute Battalion 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Terence Otway ? ?
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel George Bradbrooke ? ?
5th Parachute Brigade 6 June Brigadier Nigel Poett ? ?
7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Geoffrey Pine-Coffin ? ?
12th (Yorkshire) Parachute Battalion 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Johnny Johnson (KIA 12 June) ? ?
13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Luard ? ?
6th Airlanding Brigade 6 June Brigadier The Hon. Hugh Kindersley ? ?
12th Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment 7 June Lieutenant-Colonel Dick Stevens ? ?
2nd Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Roberts ? ?
1st Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Jack Carson ? ?
3rd Infantry Division 6 June Major-General Thomas G. Rennie (WIA 13 June)
Major-General Lashmer G. Whistler
? ?
2nd Middlesex Regiment Machine Gun Battalion ? ? ? ?
8th Infantry Brigade 6 June Brigadier E. E. Cass ? ?
1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel R. E. Goodwin ? ?
2nd Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel G. F. Hutchinson ? ?
1st Battalion, The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel R. P. H. Burbury (KIA 6 June)
Lieutenant-Colonel G. H. Bolster (KIA 28 July)
? ?
9th Infantry Brigade 6 June Brigadier J. O. Cunningham ? ?
2nd Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher E. Welby-Everard ? ?
1st Battalion, The King's Own Scottish Borderers 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel G. D. Renny ? ?
2nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel I. C. Harris ? ?
185th Infantry Brigade 6 June Brigadier K. P. Smith ? ?
2nd Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel H.O.S. Herdon ? ?
1st Battalion, The Royal Norfolk Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel R. H. Bellamy ? ?
2nd Battalion, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel F. J. Maurice ? ?
15th (Scottish) Infantry Division 14 June Major General G.H.A. MacMillan ? ?
1st Middlesex Regiment Machine Gun Battalion ? Lieutenant-Colonel J.P. Hall ? ?
15th Scottish Reconnaissance Regiment ? Lieutenant-Colonel J.A. Grant-Peterkin ? ?
44th (Lowland) Infantry Brigade 17 June Brigadier H.D.K. Money ? ?
8th Battalion, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) 14 June Lieutenant-Colonel R. Delacombe ? ?
6th (The Border) Battalion, The King's Own Scottish Borderers ? Lieutenant-Colonel J.G. Shillington ? ?
6th Battalion, The Royal Scots Fusiliers ? Lieutenant-Colonel C.R. Buchanan ? ?
46th (Highland) Infantry Brigade 17 June Brigadier C.M. Barber ? ?
9th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) ? Lieutenant-Colonel R.M. Villiers ? ?
2nd Battalion, The Glasgow Highlanders, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) ? Lieutenant-Colonel P.U. Campbell ? ?
7th (Morayshire) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) ? Lieutenant-Colonel E.H.G. Grant ? ?
227th (Highland) Infantry Brigade 18 June Brigadier J.R. Mackintosh-Walker ? ?
10th Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) ? Lieutenant-Colonel J.D.S. Young ? ?
2nd Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders ? Lieutenant-Colonel E.C. Colville ? ?
2nd Battalion, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) ? Lieutenant-Colonel J.W. Tweedie ? ?
43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division 24 June Major General G.I. Thomas ? ?
43rd (Wessex) Reconnaissance Regiment ? Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Lane Fox ? ?
8th Middlesex Regiment Machine Gun Battalion ? ? ? ?
129th Infantry Brigade 23 June Brigadier G.H.L. Mole ?
4th Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) ? ? ? ?
4th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) ? ? ? ?
5th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) ? ? ? ?
130th Infantry Brigade 24 June Brigadier N.D. Leslie ? ?
7th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
4th Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
5th Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
214th Infantry Brigade 24 June Brigadier H. Essame ? ?
7th Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) ? ? ? ?
1st Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment ? ? ? ?
5th Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry ? ? ? ?
49th (West Riding) Infantry Division 12 June Major General E.H. Barker ? ?
49th (West Riding) Reconnaissance Regiment ? ? ? ?
2nd Bn, Kensington Regiment (Princess Louise's) Machine Gun Battalion ? ? ? ?
146th Infantry Brigade 10 June Brigadier A. Dunlop ? ?
4th Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
1/4th Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 10 June ? ? ?
The Hallamshire Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment ? ? ? ?
147th Infantry Brigade 12 June Brigadier E.R. Mahony ? ?
6th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) ? ? ? ?
1st Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment 3 July ? ? ?
7th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) ? ? ? ?
11th Battalion, The Royal Scots Fusiliers ? ? ? ?
70th Infantry Brigade (left division in August) 14 June Brigadier E.C. Cooke-Collis ? ?
10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry ? ? ? ?
11th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry ? ? ? ?
1st Battalion, The Tyneside Scottish, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) ? ? ? ?
56th Infantry Brigade (joined division in August) 6 June Brigadier E. C. Pepper ? ?
2nd Battalion, The South Wales Borderers 6 June ? ? ?
2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment 6 June ? ? ?
2nd Battalion, The Essex Regiment 6 June ? ? ?
50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division 6 June Major General D.A.H. Graham ? ?
61st Reconnaissance Regiment ? ? ? ?
2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Machine Gun Battalion ? ? ? ?
69th Infantry Brigade 6 June Brigadier F. Y. C. Cox ? ?
5th Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel White ? ?
6th Battalion, The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Robin Hastings ? ?
7th Battalion, The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel P. H. Richardson ? ?
151st Infantry Brigade 6 June Brigadier R. H. Senior ? ?
6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel A.E. Green ? ?
8th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel R.P. Lidwill ? ?
9th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel H. Woods ? ?
231st Infantry Brigade 6 June Brigadier A. G. B. Stanier Bart ? ?
2nd Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel C. A. R. Nevill ? ?
1st Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel E. Norie[4] ? ?
1st Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel David Nelson-Smith ? ?
51st (Highland) Infantry Division 6 June Major-General D.C. Bullen-Smith
Major-General T.G. Rennie (from 26 July)
? ?
152nd Infantry Brigade 8 June Brigadier D.H. Haugh ? ?
2nd Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) ? ? ? ?
5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) ? ? ? ?
5th Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders ? ? ? ?
153rd Infantry Brigade 7 June Brigadier H. Murray ? ?
5th (Angus and Dundee) Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) 6 June ? ? ?
1st Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders ? ? ? ?
5th/7th Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders ? ? ? ?
154th Infantry Brigade 10 June Brigadier J.A. Hopwood ? ?
1st Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) ? Lieutenant-Colonel John Adam Hopwood ? ?
7th (Fife) Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) ? ? ? ?
7th Battalion, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) ? ? ? ?
53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division 27 June Major General R.K. Ross ? ?
53rd (Welsh) Reconnaissance Regiment ? ? ? ?
1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment Machine Gun Battalion ? ? ? ?
71st Infantry Brigade 25 June Brigadier V. Blomfield (WIA 21 September 1944) ? ?
1st Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment ? ? ? ?
1st Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry ? ? ? ?
1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry ? Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Hare ? ?
158th Infantry Brigade 23 June Brigadier S.O. Jones ? ?
4th Battalion, The Royal Welch Fusiliers ? ? ? ?
6th Battalion, The Royal Welch Fusiliers ? ? ? ?
7th (Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire) Battalion, The Royal Welch Fusiliers ? ? ? ?
160th Infantry Brigade 28 June Brigadier L.G. Whistler
Brigadier C.F.C. Coleman (from 22 June)
? ?
1/5th (Glamorganshire) Battalion, The Welch Regiment ? ? ? ?
4th Battalion, The Welch Regiment ? ? ? ?
2nd Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment 26 June ? ? ?
59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division 27 June Major General L.O. Lyne ? ?
59th Reconnaissance Regiment ? ? ? ?
7th Bn, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Machine Gun Battalion ? ? ? ?
176th Infantry Brigade 29 June Brigadier R.W.H. Fryer ? ?
7th Battalion, The Royal Norfolk Regiment ? ? ? ?
7th Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
6th Battalion, The North Staffordshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
177th Infantry Brigade 27 June Brigadier M.S. Ekins ? ?
5th Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
1/6th Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
2/6th Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
197th Infantry Brigade 29 June Brigadier J. Lingham ? ?
1/7th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
2/5th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers ? ? ? ?
5th Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment ? ? ? ?
Others
79th Armoured Division 6 June Major-General Percy Hobart ? ?
5th Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) (5th Beach Group) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel D. H. V. Board (KIA 6 June) ? ?
8th (Irish) Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) (7th Beach Group) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel W. J. Humphrey ? ?
The Buckinghamshire Battalion (6th Beach Group) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel R. D. R. Sale ? ?
1st Special Service Brigade 6 June Brigadier Lord Lovat ? ?
No. 3 Commando 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Young ? ?
No. 4 Commando 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Robert W. P. Dawson ? ?
No. 6 Commando 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Derek Mills-Roberts ? ?
No. 10 (Inter-Allied) Commando 6 June ? ? ?
No. 45 (Royal Marine) Commando 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Norman C. Ries ? ?
4th Special Service Brigade 6 June Brigadier Bernard W. Leicester ? ?
No. 41 (Royal Marine) Commando 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Eric C.E. Palmer ? ?
No. 46 (Royal Marine) Commando 7 June Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell R. Hardy ? ?
No. 47 (Royal Marine) Commando 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel C. Farndale Phillips ? ?
No. 48 (Royal Marine) Commando 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel James L. Moulton ? ?

Canada[edit]

Unit Arrival Commander
4th Canadian (Armoured) Division 29 July Major General George Kitching
Major General Harry W. Foster (from 22 August)
29th Reconnaissance Regiment (The South Alberta Regiment) ? ?
10th Independent Machine Gun Company (The New Brunswick Rangers) ? ?
4th Canadian Armoured Brigade ? Brigadier Eric Leslie Booth
Brigadier Robert W. Moncel (from 19 August)
21st Armoured Regiment (The Governor General's Foot Guards) 24 July ?
22nd Armoured Regiment (The Canadian Grenadier Guards) 26 July ?
28th Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Regiment) 28 July Lieutenant-Colonel Donald G. Worthington (KIA 9 August)
1st Battalion, The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) 26 and 27 July ?
10th Canadian Infantry Brigade ? Brigadier James C. Jefferson
1st Battalion, The Lincoln and Welland Regiment 25 July ?
1st Battalion, The Algonquin Regiment 25 July Lieutenant Colonel Hay
1st Battalion, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) 26 July ?
2nd Canadian Infantry Division ? Major General C. Foulkes
8th Reconnaissance Regiment (14th Canadian Hussars) ? ?
The Toronto Scottish Regiment ? ?
4th Canadian Infantry Brigade ? ?
1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Canada 7 July ?
1st Battalion, The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry 5 July ?
1st Battalion, The Essex Scottish Regiment 5 July ?
5th Canadian Infantry Brigade ? ?
1st Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada 6 July ?
1st Battalion, Le Régiment de Maisonneuve 7 July ?
1st Battalion, The Calgary Highlanders 6 July Lieutenant Colonel Donald G.H. MacLauchlan
6th Canadian Infantry Brigade ? ?
1st Battalion, Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal 7 July ?
1st Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada 7 July Lieutenant Colonel P.C. Klaehn
1st Battalion, The South Saskatchewan Regiment 8 July Lieutenant-Colonel F. A. Clift
Canadian 3rd Infantry Division 6 June Major General Rodney F.L. Keller
7th Canadian Infantry Brigade 6 June Brigadier Harry W. Foster
1st Battalion, The Regina Rifle Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Foster M. Matheson
1st Battalion, The Royal Winnipeg Rifles 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel John M. Meldram
1st Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick N. Cabeldu
8th Canadian Infantry Brigade 6 June Brigadier Kenneth G. Blackadder
1st Battalion, The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Donald B. Buell
1st Battalion, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel John G. Spragge
1st Battalion, Le Régiment de la Chaudière 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Mathieu
9th Canadian Infantry Brigade 6 June Brigadier Douglas G. Cunningham
1st Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry of Canada 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel F.M. Griffiths
1st Battalion, The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel G.H. Christiansen
1st Battalion, The North Nova Scotia Highlanders 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Petch
2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade 6 June Brigadier Robert A. Wyman
6th Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel R.J. Colwell
10th Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel R.E.A.Morton
27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel M.B.K. Gordon
Others
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion (attached to the British 6th Airborne Division) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel George Bradbrooke

Free Belgian Forces[edit]

Unit Arrival Commander
1st Belgian Infantry Brigade "Brigade Piron" Between 30 July-8 August Major Jean-Baptiste Piron

Free Dutch Forces[edit]

Free French Forces[edit]

Unit Arrival Commander
2e Division Blindée 1 August General Philippe Leclerc
1er Régiment de Marche de Spahis Marocains ? Colonel Jean Rémy
501e Régiment de Chars de Combat ? Major Cantarel
Colonel Warabiot (from 8 August)
12e Régiment de Chasseurs d'Afrique ? Colonel de Langlade
12e Régiment de Cuirassiers ? Colonel Nioret
Régiment Blindé de Fusiliers Marins ? Corvette captain Maggiar
Others
Nos 1 and 8 Troop, No. 10 (Inter-Allied) Commando (attached to No. 4 Commando) 6 June Capitaine de frégate Philippe Kieffer
3ème Bataillon d'Infanterie de l'Air (3ème Régiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes from 1 August) / (3rd SAS) 17 July Capitaine Pierre Château-Jobert
4ème Bataillon d'Infanterie de l'Air (2ème RCP from 1 August) / (4th SAS) 6 June Capitaine Pierre-Louis Bourgoin

Free Norwegian Forces[edit]

Approximately 1,950 Norwegian military personnel took part in the Normandy Campaign in separate Norwegian units or as part of other Allied units in addition to 45 civilian ships[5] with approximately 1,000 men from Nortraship. The Norwegian units operated under British command and were therefore primarily employed in the Gold, Sword and Juno sectors.

Some of the participating units:

Free Polish Forces[edit]

Unit Arrival Commander Killed Wounded
1st Armoured Division ? Major-General Stanislaw Maczek ? ?
10th Mounted Rifle Regiment (reconnaissance, Cromwell tanks) ? Major J. Maciejowski ? ?
10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade ? Colonel T. Majewski ? ?
1st Armoured Regiment 1 August 1944 Lieutenant-Colonel Aleksander Stefanowicz 208 ?
2nd Armoured Regiment ? Lieutenant-Colonel. S. Koszustki ? ?
24th Lancers Regiment ? Lieutenant-Colonel J. Kanski ? ?
10th Dragoons Regiment (armoured infantry) ? Lieutenant-Colonel Wladyslaw Zgorzelski ? ?
3rd Infantry Brigade ? Colonel Marian Wieronski ? ?
1st Highland Battalion ? Lieutenant-Colonel K. Complak ? ?
8th Rifle Battalion ? Lieutenant-Colonel Aleksander Nowaczynski ? ?
9th Rifle Battalion ? Lieutenant-Colonel Zygmunt Szydlowski ? ?

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Chadwick (1970), The Royal Tank Regiment, p.114
  2. ^ Blacklock (1971), The Royal Scots Greys: (The 2nd Dragoons), p100
  3. ^ Essame (1952), The 43rd Wessex Division at War, 1944–1945, p276
  4. ^ Delaforce (2004), Monty's Northern Legion, p67
  5. ^ Berg 1997: 136

References[edit]