List of Allied forces in the Normandy Campaign

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British infantry the 3rd Monmouthshire Regiment aboard Sherman tanks near Argentan, 21 August 1944
Men of the British 22nd Independent Parachute Company, 6th Airborne Division being briefed for the invasion, 4–5 June 1944
Canadian chaplain conducting a funeral service in the Normandy bridgehead, 16 July 1944
American troops on board a LCT, ready to ride across the English Channel to France. 12 June 1944.

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 Brigadier General Jay W. MacKelvie (until early July)
Major General Eugene M. Landrum (July)
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
2nd Ranger Battalion 6 June Lt. Colonel James Rudder

United Kingdom[edit]

Unit Arrival Commander
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 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, 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, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) 8 June ?
1/7th (Southwark) Battalion, 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, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) ? ?
159th Infantry Brigade 15 June Brigadier J.G. Sandie
4th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry ? Lieutenant-Colonel Miles
3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment ? ?
1st Battalion, 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 ? 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, 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, 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 ?
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, Devonshire Regiment 7 June Lieutenant-Colonel Dick Stevens
2nd Battalion, 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
3rd (Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Reconnaissance Regiment ? ?
2nd Middlesex Regiment Machine Gun Battalion ? ?
8th Infantry Brigade 6 June Brigadier E.E. Cass
1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel R.E. Goodwin
2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel G.F. Hutchinson
1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment 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, Lincolnshire Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher E. Welby-Everard
1st Battalion, 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, Royal Warwickshire Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel H.O.S. Herdon
1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel R. H. Bellamy
2nd Battalion, 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 Battalion, 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, Royal Scots 14 June Lieutenant-Colonel R. Delacombe
6th (The Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers ? Lieutenant-Colonel J.G. Shillington
6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers ? Lieutenant-Colonel C.R. Buchanan
46th (Highland) Infantry Brigade 17 June Brigadier C.M. Barber
9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) ? Lieutenant-Colonel R.M. Villiers
2nd Battalion, Glasgow Highlanders, Highland Light Infantry ? Lieutenant-Colonel P.U. Campbell
7th (Morayshire) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders ? Lieutenant-Colonel E.H.G. Grant
227th (Highland) Infantry Brigade 18 June Brigadier J.R. Mackintosh-Walker
10th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry ? Lieutenant-Colonel J.D.S. Young
2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders ? Lieutenant-Colonel E.C. Colville
2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders ? Lieutenant-Colonel J.W. Tweedie
43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division 24 June Major General G.I. Thomas
43rd (Wessex) Reconnaissance Regiment 24 June Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Lane Fox
Lieutenant-Colonel C.H. Kinnersley
8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment Machine Gun Battalion ? Lieutenant-Colonel M. Crawford
129th Infantry Brigade 23 June Brigadier G.H.L. Mole (Mortally Wounded 14 November)
Brigadier J.O.E. Vandeleur
?
4th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry ? Lieutenant-Colonel W.S.C. Curtis
Lieutenant-Colonel C.G. Lipscomb
4th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment ? Lieutenant-Colonel E.L. Luce
Lieutenant-Colonel J.R.L. Corbyn
5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment ? Lieutenant-Colonel N.C.E. Kenrick
Lieutenant-Colonel J.H.C. Pearson (KIA)
Lieutenant-Colonel W.G. Roberts
Lieutenant-Colonel J.L. Brind
130th Infantry Brigade 24 June Brigadier N.D. Leslie
Brigadier B.B. Walton
Brigadier B.A. Coad
7th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment ? Lieutenant-Colonel D.W.G. Gray (KIA)
Lieutenant-Colonel J.R.C. Mallock (KIA)
Lieutenant-Colonel D.E.B. Talbot
4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment ? Lieutenant-Colonel H.E. Cowie
Lieutenant-Colonel G. Tilley
Lieutenant-Colonel W.G. Roberts
5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment ? Lieutenant-Colonel B.A. Coad
Lieutenant-Colonel W.A. Venour
Lieutenant-Colonel A.E.C. Bredin
214th Infantry Brigade 24 June Brigadier Hubert Essame
7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry ? Lieutenant-Colonel R.G.P. Besley (WIA)
Lieutenant-Colonel G.C.P. Lance (KIA)
Lieutenant-Colonel E.J. Bruford (KIA)
Lieutenant-Colonel J.W. Nichol
Lieutenant-Colonel H..A. Borradaile
Major T.B. Elliott (WIA)
Lieutenant-Colonel I.L. Reeves (WIA)
Lieutenant-Colonel C. Brooke Smith
1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment ? Lieutenant-Colonel A.R. Harrison
Lieutenant-Colonel R.E. Osborne-Smith (WIA)
Lieutenant-Colonel A.W.N.L. Vickers
Lieutenant-Colonel M.R.J. Hope-Thompson
5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry ? Lieutenant-Colonel H.W. Atherton (KIA)
Lieutenant-Colonel R.W. James (KIA)
Lieutenant-Colonel G. Taylor
49th (West Riding) Infantry Division 12 June Major General E.H. Barker
49th (West Riding) Reconnaissance Regiment ? ? ? ?
2nd Battalion, Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment Machine Gun Battalion ? ? ? ?
146th Infantry Brigade 10 June Brigadier A. Dunlop ? ?
4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
1/4th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 10 June ? ? ?
Hallamshire Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment ? ? ? ?
147th Infantry Brigade 12 June Brigadier E.R. Mahony ? ?
6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment ? ? ? ?
1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment 3 July ? ? ?
7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment ? ? ? ?
11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers ? ? ? ?
70th Infantry Brigade (left division in August) 14 June Brigadier E.C. Cooke-Collis ? ?
10th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry ? ? ? ?
11th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry ? ? ? ?
1st Battalion, Tyneside Scottish, (Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)) ? ? ? ?
56th Infantry Brigade (joined division in August) 6 June Brigadier E. C. Pepper ? ?
2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers 6 June ? ? ?
2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment 6 June ? ? ?
2nd Battalion, 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, East Yorkshire Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel White ? ?
6th Battalion, Green Howards 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Robin Hastings ? ?
7th Battalion, Green Howards 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel P.H. Richardson ? ?
151st Infantry Brigade 6 June Brigadier R.H. Senior ? ?
6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel A.E. Green ? ?
8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel R.P. Lidwill ? ?
9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel H. Woods ? ?
231st Infantry Brigade 6 June Brigadier A.G.B. Stanier Bart ? ?
2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel C.A.R. Nevill ? ?
1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel E. Norie[4] ? ?
1st Battalion, 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, Seaforth Highlanders ? ? ? ?
5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders ? ? ? ?
5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders ? ? ? ?
153rd Infantry Brigade 7 June Brigadier H. Murray ? ?
5th (Angus and Dundee) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) 6 June ? ? ?
1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders ? ? ? ?
5th/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders ? ? ? ?
154th Infantry Brigade 10 June Brigadier J.A. Hopwood ? ?
1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) ? Lieutenant-Colonel J.A. Hopwood ? ?
7th (Fife) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) ? ? ? ?
7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders ? ? ? ?
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, East Lancashire Regiment ? ? ? ?
1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry ? ? ? ?
1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry ? Lieutenant-Colonel J.H. Hare ? ?
158th Infantry Brigade 23 June Brigadier S.O. Jones ? ?
4th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers ? ? ? ?
6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers ? ? ? ?
7th (Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire) Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers ? ? ? ?
160th Infantry Brigade 28 June Brigadier L.G. Whistler
Brigadier C.F.C. Coleman (from 22 June)
? ?
4th Battalion, Welch Regiment ? ? ? ?
1/5th (Glamorganshire) Battalion, Welch Regiment ? ? ? ?
2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment 26 June ? ? ?
59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division 27 June Major General L.O. Lyne ? ?
59th Reconnaissance Regiment ? ? ? ?
7th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Machine Gun Battalion ? ? ? ?
176th Infantry Brigade 29 June Brigadier R.W.H. Fryer ? ?
7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment ? ? ? ?
7th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
177th Infantry Brigade 27 June Brigadier M.S. Ekins ? ?
5th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
1/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
2/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
197th Infantry Brigade 29 June Brigadier J. Lingham ? ?
1/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment ? ? ? ?
2/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers ? ? ? ?
5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment ? ? ? ?
Others
79th Armoured Division 6 June Major-General Percy Hobart ? ?
5th Battalion, King's Regiment (Liverpool) (5th Beach Group) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel D.H.V. Board (KIA 6 June) ? ?
1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (6th Beach Group) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel R.D.R. Sale ? ?
8th (Irish) Battalion, King's Regiment (Liverpool) (7th Beach Group) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel W.J. Humphrey ? ?
5th (Hackney) Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment (8th Beach Group) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel A.L. Taffs ? ?
2nd Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment (9th Beach Group) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel J.R. Harper ? ?
6th Battalion, Border Regiment (10th Beach Group) 6 June Lieutenant-Colonel Cooper ? ?
18th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (36th Beach Group) 6 June ? ? ?
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 ? ?

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Canada[edit]

Unit Arrival Commander
4th Canadian (Armoured) Division 29 July Major General George Kitching
Major General Harry W. Foster (from 22 August)
29th Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (The South Alberta Regiment) 24 July ?
10th Independent Machine Gun Company (The New Brunswick Rangers) 26 July ?
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) 7 July ?
1st Battalion, The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Machine Gun) 6 and 7 July ?
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 Legions, p67
  5. ^ Berg 1997: 136

References[edit]