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To Do[edit]

Complete the following:

British Malaya Command
Territorial Army
Gold Beach D-Day
British Brigades in WWII
British Divisions in WWII
Charles Norrie, 1st Baron Norrie
Naval Battle of Balikpapan
Anglo-Persian War
British 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division
Ronald Scobie
John Anderson Barstow
Berthold Wells Key
Merton Beckwith-Smith
Ian MacAlister Stewart, 13th Laird of Achnacone
Archibald Paris
Lord Gray
British 8th Armoured Brigade
List of pirates
East African Campaign (WWI)
Noel Beresford-Peirse
Francis Tuker
Vivian Evelegh
Alfred Godwin-Austen
Douglas Alexander Henry Graham
William Havelock Ramsden
1st Battalion, Black Watch
2nd Battalion, Black Watch
10th Battalion, Black Watch
1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
Battle of Leros
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Useful Links[edit]


List of British regular Battalions destroyed during WWII[edit]

I have discovered 23 regular battalions to have been destroyed during the war so far.



  1. Served in Northwest Europe after being reformed.
  2. Served throughout the war in other theatres.
  3. Served in the Italian Campaign.
  4. Saw no further active service during the war.

2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment[edit]

The 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment was formed from the 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot on the 1st July [[1881] .

History[edit]

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Battle of Leros[edit]

Royal Navy at Crete[edit]

  • 22nd May 1941

Admiral Cunningham, determined that no German troop transports should reach Crete, sent Admiral King's Force C (three cruisers and four destroyers) into the Aegean through the Kaso Straight to attack a second flotilla of transports escorted by the Sagittario. The cruiser sank a caique separated from the main flotilla at 8.30am thus saving it from an air attack that struck HMS Naiad at this time. The pilots were trying to avoid killing their troops in the water. King's sqaudron, still under constant air attack and running short of anti-aircraft ammunition, then steamed on toward Milos sighting the Sagittario at ten o'clock. King made the difficult decision not to attack due to the shortage of ammunition and he had succeeded in forcing the Germans to withdraw this seaborne attack. During the search and withdrawal from the area Force suffered heavy losses. Naiad was damaged by near misses and the cruiser HMS Carlisle was hit.

Force C met up with Rear Admiral Rawling's Force A1 at the Kithera channel where more air attacks inflicted damage on both forces. A bomb struck Warspite and then the destroyer Greyhound was sunk. King sent Kandahar and Kingston to pick up survivors while the cruisers Gloucester and Fiji provided anti-aircraft support, forgetting their amunnition shortage. Gloucester was hit by several bombs while the fleet was withdrawing and had to be left behind due to the intense air attacks. Seven hundred and twenty-two officers and ratings from this ship lost their lives.

The air attacks on Force A1 and Force C continued. Two bombs hit the battleship Valiant (with Lieutenant Prince Philip of Greece on board) and later another hit the Fiji disabling it. A Junkers 88 flown by Lieutenant Gerhard Brenner dropped three bombs on the Fiji sinking it. Five hundred survivors were rescued by the Kandahar and Kingston the next morning. The Royal Navy lost two cruisers and a destroyer sunk but had managed to turn the invasion fleet around.

To do East African battles WWI[edit]

List of Battles[edit]

2nd Battalion, The Black Watch[edit]

The officer commanding the leading German parachute battalion said of this action:


" My first surprise was when I found the position was held. My second was when I discovered who the infantry were. The battle continued with great ferocity, but The Black Watch never surrendered. Had it been any other regiment, any other, all would have been well."

Battle of Kampar[edit]

The defences[edit]

The British defences at Kampar were built around the Gunong Brijang Malaka, an imposing little mountain covered in scrub and jungle which the British called Kampar Hill. Acting-Brigadier I.M.Stewart's 12th Infantry Brigade brought the time necessary for the defences to be built with many clever ambushes and delaying actions to slow the Japanese Army's advance.

The hill was an Artillery spotters dream, based 4000 feet above sea level overlooking a plain around it.

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Poetry

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A college textbook

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A classic novel

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A paperback romance novel

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An electronics user's manual

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Battle of Muar[edit]

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Yorkshire Regiments and Militia Regiments[edit]

  • The Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) - West Yorkshire Regiment
    • 14th (Buckinghamshire, Prince of Wales Own) Regiment of Foot
  • The East Yorkshire Regiment
    • 15th (The Yorkshire East Riding) Regiment of Foot
  • The Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment) - Green Howards
    • 19th (The 1st Yorkshire North Riding - Prince of Wales Own) Regiment of Foot
  • 25th (The York) Regiment of Foot (King's Own Borderers) (Scottish regiment with a depot in York for a short time)
  • The Duke Of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
    • 33rd (The Duke of Wellington's) Regiment Of Foot
    • 76th Regiment of Foot
  • The King's Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment) - King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
    • 51st Regiment of Foot (King's Own Light Infantry)
    • 105th Regiment of Foot (Madras Light Infantry)
  • The York and Lancaster Regiment
    • 65th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) Regiment of Foot
    • 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot
  • 4th/7th Royal Dragoons
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry
  • East and West Riding Regiment (TA)
  • Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire
  • Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons
  • Yorkshire Hussars
  • Yorkshire Regiment
  • Yorkshire Squadron, Queen's Own Yeomanry

Rhodesian's Killed in Battle of Malaya[edit]

  • Major Frank Graham Anderson - 1/15th Punjab Regiment (Died 20 Jan. 1942) of Umtali, S.Rhodesia
  • Captain George Raymond Baskerville Simmons - RASC att. Malaya HQ (Died 13th February 1942) of Bulawayo, S.Rhodesia

Japanese Order of Battle - Malayan Campaign (1941-1942)[edit]

Order of Battle Japanese 25th Army on 8 December 1942[edit]

Imperial Guards Division[edit]

  • Lt-Gen Takuma Nishimura
  • 3rd Konoye Regt.
  • 4th Konoye Regt. - Colonel Kentaro Kunishi
  • 5th Konoye Regt. - Colonel Takeo Iwaguro
    • (each regiment was 2,600 strong . Total strength 12,600)

5th Infantry Division[edit]

  • Lt-Gen Takuro Matsui
  • (motor transport)
  • 9th Infantry Brigade – Maj.Gen. Saburo Kawamura
    • 11th Regt. - Colonel Tsunahiko Watanabe
    • 41st Regt. - Colonel Kanichi Okabe
  • 21st Infantry Brigade - Major-General Eikichi Sugiura
    • 21st Regt. - Colonel Noriyoshi Harada
    • 42nd Regt. - Colonel Tadao Ando
    • (each regiment 2,600 strong. Total strength 15,300.)

18th Infantry Division[edit]

  • Lt-Gen Renya Mutaguchi
  • (horse transport)
  • 23rd Infantry Brigade – Maj.Gen. Hiroshi Takumi
    • 55th Regiment - Colonel Hiroshi Koba
    • 56th Regiment – Col. Yoshio Nasu
  • 35th Infantry Brigade - Major-General K. Kawaguchi
    • 114th Regiment - Colonel Hitashi Kohisa
    • 124th Regiment -
  • (each regiment was 3,500 strong. Total strength 22,200 .)
  • 1st Independent Anti-Tank Battalion.
  • Eight independent anti-tank companies.
  • 3rd Tank Group, consisting of four tank regiments-
  • 1st (Medium), 2nd (Medium) (arrived 29th Jan. ’42) and 6th (Medium) and 14th (Light) Regts.

ancillary units[edit]

Artillery[edit]

  • 3rd Independent Mountain Artillery Regiment
  • 3rd Heavy Field Artillery Regiment
  • 18th Heavy Field Artillery Regiment - Lt.Col. Katsutoshi Takasu
  • 21st Heavy Field Artillery Battalion .
  • Two trench mortar battalions (3rd and 5th Mortar Battalions) horsed.
  • 14th Independent Mortar Battalion.
  • 17th Field Air Defence Unit (consisting of four field anti-aircraft battalions) .
  • Three independent field anti-aircraft companies .
  • 1st Balloon Company.

Engineers[edit]

  • Three independent engineer regiments:
    • 4th Engineer Regiment
    • 12th Engineer Regiment - Lt.Col. Ichie Fuji
    • 15th Engineer Regiment - Lt.Col. Yosuke Yokoyama
    • 23rd Engineer Regiment
  • 5th Independent Heavy Bridging Company (two horsed, one mechanised).
  • Three bridging material companies (21st, 22nd and 27th).
  • Two river crossing material companies (10th and 15th), one horsed, one mechanised.
  • 21st River Crossing Company (horsed).
  • 2nd Field Military Police Unit.
  • 2nd Railway Unit (consisting of two railway regiments, one railway material depot, two
  • Railway station offices and two special railway operating units) .
  • 25th Army Signal Unit (consisting of one telegraph regiment (horsed), one independent wire company (mechanised), three independent wireless platoons (two mechanized, one horsed )and five stationary wireless units.)

Line of communication (headquarters and units)[edit]

  • These included four L. of C. sector units, eight independent motor transport battalions, twelve independent motor transport companies, two horse transport units, ten land service companies, five construction service companies, also survey, water, road, construction, ordnance and medical units.

Armoured Units[edit]

3rd Tank Group[edit]

  • At the beginning of operations the 3rd Tank Group comprised four tank regiments (three medium, one light) and ancillary units . The 2nd (Medium) Tank Regiment was transferred to 26th Army on 29 January 1942. The group then had 79 medium tanks, 100 light tanks, and 238 other vehicles. The medium tanks, weighing 16 tons, each carried one 57-mm gun and Two 7.7-mm machine-guns; the light tanks (8 tons) one 32-mm gun and one 7 .7-mm machine-gun .