List of Component Units of the British 4th Armoured Brigade, World War II

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This is a list of the units that served with the British 4th Armoured Brigade during the Second World War. Many units either served with or were briefly attached to the brigade.[1] This list does not include sub-units – troops of light anti-aircraft artillery, troops of Royal Engineers, supply and transport companies of the Royal Army Service Corps or light field ambulances of the Royal Army Medical Corps.[2]

Component Units[edit]

Unit name From To
1st Royal Tank Regiment 3 September 1939 10 April 1940
3 June 1942 7 July 1942
6th Royal Tank Regiment 3 September 1939 19 January 1941
7 June 1942 7 July 1942
7th Hussars 10 April 1940 3 May 1941
2nd Royal Tank Regiment 13 October 1940 16 April 1941
8th Hussars 17 April 1941 3 May 1941
31 July 1941 8 February 1942
14 February 1942 2 June 1942
4th Royal Tank Regiment 4 May 1941 27 July 1941
5th Royal Tank Regiment 4 May 1941 27 July 1941
31 July 1941 7 June 1942
7th Royal Tank Regiment 4 May 1941 11 July 1941
44th Royal Tank Regiment 1 July 1941 27 July 1941
13 July 1943 31 August 1945
3rd Royal Tank Regiment 31 July 1941 7 June 1942
4th/8th Hussars[a] 14 July 1942 23 November 1942
8th Royal Tank Regiment 7 June 1942 7 July 1942
11th Hussars 16 July 1942 22 November 1942
12th Lancers 18 July 1942 12 September 1942
Royal Scots Greys 16 September 1942 23 November 1942
27 January 1944 29 April 1945
2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry 4 October 1942 15 November 1942
1st The Royal Dragoons 5 December 1942 21 May 1943
1st King's Dragoon Guards 3 December 1942 30 April 1943
3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) 13 July 1943 28 July 1944
50th Royal Tank Regiment 25 August 1943 10 January 1944
3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) 29 July 1944 31 August 1945
1st East Riding Yeomanry 14 June 1945 31 August 1945
1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps 1 February 1942 7 July 1942
3 August 1942 24 December 1942
9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade[b] 18 July 1942 3 August 1942
2nd Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps 24 December 1942 21 May 1943
28 September 1943 14 May 1945
1st Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery 9 February 1942 7 July 1942
104th (Essex Yeomanry) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery 13 July 1942 18 July 1942
3rd Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery 18 July 1942 30 April 1943
78th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery 30 April 1943 21 May 1943

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 4th/8th Hussars was a temporary unit formed in July 1942 by the amalgamation of the 4th and 8th Hussars due to losses in action. The regiments resumed their individual identities in November 1942.[3]
  2. ^ 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade was formed by the redesignation of 1st Battalion, Tower Hamlets Rifles in January 1941.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joslen 1990, pp. 153–154
  2. ^ Joslen 1990, p. 154
  3. ^ Bellis 1994, p. 13
  4. ^ Bellis 1994, pp. 107–108
  5. ^ Westlake 1986, p. 222

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bellis, Malcolm A. (1994). Regiments of the British Army 1939–1945 (Armour & Infantry). London: Military Press International. ISBN 0-85420-999-9. 
  • Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (1990) [1st. Pub. HMSO:1960]. Orders of Battle, Second World War, 1939–1945. London: London Stamp Exchange. ISBN 0-948130-03-2. 
  • Westlake, Ray (1986). The Territorial Battalions, A Pictorial History, 1859–1985. Tunbridge Wells: Spellmount. 

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