Allies, British Expeditionary Force (10/5/40)

 

British Expeditionary Force
(Gen. The Viscount Gort)

Royal Armoured Corps

1st Light Armoured Reconnaissance Brigade
(Brig. C. W. Norman)

1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry
1st East Riding Yeomanry

2nd Light Armoured Reconnaissance Brigade
(Brig. A. J. Clifton)

5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
15th The King's Royal Hussars
19th The King's Royal Hussars

1st Army Tank Brigade
(Brig. D. H. Pratt)

4th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
7th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment

4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards
12th Royal Lancers
13th/18th Royal Hussars
1st Lothians and Border Yeomanry

Royal Artillery
1st, 2nd Regiments Royal Horse Artillery
32nd, 98th, 115th, 139th Army Field Regiments
1st, 2nd, 4th, 58th, 61st, 63rd, 65th, 69th Medium Regiments
1st, 51st, 52nd Heavy Regiments
1st, 2nd, 3rd Super Heavy Regiments

1st Anti-Aircraft Brigade
(Brig. E. D. Milligan)

1st, 6th, 85th Anti-Aircraft Regiments

2nd Anti-Aircraft Brigade
(Brig. E. W. Chadwick)

60th Anti-Aircraft Regiment
51st, 58th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiments

5th Searchlight Brigade
(Brig. E. Rait-Kerr)
1st 2nd 3rd Searchlight Regiments

Royal Engineers
100th, 101st, 216th Army Field Companies
228th, 242nd Field Companies
223rd Field Park Company
19th Army Field Survey
58th, 61st, 62nd Chemical Warfare Companies

1st Battalion Welsh Guards (Machine-Gun)
7th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment
1st/8th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment
4th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
6th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Pioneer)
6th Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment
7th Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment
8th Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment
9th Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment
6th Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers
1st/6th Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Garrison)
9th Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment

 

Royal Artillery
27th, 140th Army Field Regiments
3rd, 5th Medium Regiments
52nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiments
2nd Light Anti-Aircraft Battery
1st Survey Regiment

Royal Engineers
102nd, 107th, 221st Army Field Company
105th Corps Field Park Company
13th Coprs Field Survey Company

2nd Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (Machine-Gun)
4th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (Machine-Gun)
2nd Battalion The Manchester Regiment (Machine-Gun)

  • 1st Division
    (Maj. Gen. H. R. L. G. Alexander)

Royal Artillery
2nd, 19th, 67th Field Regt.
21st Anti-Tank Regt.

Royal Engineers
23rd, 238th, 248th Field Co.
6th Field Park Co.

1st Guards Brigade
(Brig. M. B. Beckwith-Smith)

3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards
2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards
2nd Battalion The Hampshire Regt.

2nd Brigade
(Brig. C. E. Hudson)

1st Battalion The Loyal Regiment
2nd Battalion The North Staffordshire Regiment
6th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders

3rd Brigade
(Brig. T. N. F. Wilson)

1st Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
2nd Battalion The Sherwood Foresters
1st Battalion The King's Shropshire Light Infantry

  • 2nd Division
    (Maj. Gen. H. C. Loyd)

Royal Artillery
10th, 16th, 99th Field Regt.
13th Anti-Tank Regt.

Royal Engineers
5th, 209th, 506th Field Co.
21st Field Park Co.

4th Brigade
(Brig. E. G. Warren)

1st Battalion The Royal Scots
2nd Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment
1st/8th Battalion The Lancaster Fusiliers

5th Brigade
(Brig. G. I. Gartlan)

2nd Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment
1st Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
7th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment

6th Brigade
(Brig. N. M. S. Irwin)

1st Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers
1st Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment
2nd Battalion The Durham Light Infantry

  • 48th (South Midland) Division
    (Maj. Gen. A. F. A. N. Thorne)

Royal Artillery
18th, 24th, 68th Field Regiments
53rd Anti-Tank Regiment

Royal Engineers
9th, 224th, 226th Field Companies
227th Field Park Company

143rd Brigade
(Brig. J. Muirhead)

1st Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1st/7th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
8th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

144th Brigade
(Brig. J. M. Hamilton)

2nd Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
5th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
8th The Worcestershire Regiment

145th Brigade
(Brig. A. C. Hughes)

2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
1st Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
4th Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

 

Royal Artillery
60th, 88th Army Field Regiments
53rd, 59th Medium Regiments
53rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
2nd Survey Regiment

Royal Engineers
222nd, 234th, 240th Army Field Companies
108th Corps Field Park Company
14th Corps Field Survey Company

2nd Batallion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (Machine-Gun)
2nd Battalions The Middlesex Regiment (Machine-Gun)
1st/7th Battalions The Middlesex Regiment (Machine-Gun)

  • 3rd Division
    (Maj. Gen. B. L. Montgomery)

Royal Artillery
7th, 33rd, 76th Field Regiments
20th Anti-Tank Regiment

Royal Engineers
17th, 246th, 253rd Field Companies
15th Field Park Company

7th Guards Brigade
(Brig. J. A. C. Whitaker)

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards
2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

8th Brigade
(Brig. C. G. Woolner)

1st Battalion The Suffolk Regiment
2nd Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment
4th Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment

9th Brigade
(Brig. W. Robb)

2nd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment
1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers
2nd Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles

  • 4th Division
    (Maj. Gen. D. G. Johnson)

Royal Artillery
22nd, 30th, 77th Field Regiments
14th Anti-Tank Regiment

Royal Engineers
7th, 59th, 225th Field Companies
18th Field Company

10th Brigade
(Brig. E. H. Barker)

2nd Battalion The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
2nd Battalion The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
1st/6th Battalion The East Surrey Regiment

11th Brigade
(Brig. K. A. N. Anderson)

2nd Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers
1st Battalion The East Surrey Regiment
5th Battalion The Northamptonshire Regiment

12th Brigade
(Brig. J. L. I. Hawkesworth)

2nd Battalion The Royal Fusiliers
1st Battalion The South Lancashire Regiment
6th Battalion The Black Watch

  • 50th (Northumbrian) Division
    (Maj. Gen. G. le Q. Martel)

Royal Artillery
72nd, 74th Field Regiments
65th Anti-Tank Regiment

Royal Engineers
232nd, 505th Field Companies
235th Field Park Company

4th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (Motorcycle)

25th Brigade
(Brig. W. H. C. Ramsden)

2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment
1st Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers
1st/7th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment

150th Brigade
(Brig. C. W. Haydon)

4th Battalion Th East Yorkshire Regiment
4th Battalion The Green Howards
5th Battalion The Green Howards

151st Brigade
(Brig. J. A. Churchill)

6th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
9th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry

 

Royal Artillery
5th Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
97th Army Field Regiment
51st and 56th Medium Regiments
54th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
3rd Survey Regiment

Royal Engineers
213th, 214th, 217th Army Field Companies
293rd Corps Park Company
514th Corps Field Survey Company

7th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (Machine-Gun)
1st/9th Battalion The Manchester Regiment (Machine-Gun)
1st Battalion Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment, The Middlesex Regiment (Machine-Gun)

  • 42nd (East Lancashire) Division
    (Maj. Gen. W. G. Holmes)

Royal Artillery
52nd, 53rd Field Regiments
56th Anti-Tank Regiment

Royal Engineers
200th, 201st, 250th Field Companies
208th Field Park Company

125th Brigade
(Brig. G. W. Sutton)

1st Battalion The Border Regiment
1st/5th Battalion The Lancaster Fusiliers
1st/6th Battalion The Lancaster Fusiliers

126th Brigade
(Brig. E. G. Miles)

1st Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment
5th Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment
5th Battalion The Border Regiment

127th Brigade
(Brig. J. G. Smyth)

1st Battalion The Highland Light Infantry
4th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment
5th Battalion The Manchester Regiment

  • 44th (Home Counties) Division
    (Maj. Gen. E. A. Osborne)

Royal Artillery
57th, 58th, 65th Field Regiments
57th Anti-Tank Regiment

Royal Engineers
11th, 208th, 210th Field Companies
211th Field Park Company

131st Brigade
(Brig. J. E. Utterson-Kelso)

2nd Battalion The Buffs
1st/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment
1st/6th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment

132nd Brigade
(Brig. J. S. Steele)

1st Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
4th Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
5th Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment

133rd Brigade
(Brig. N. I. Whitty)

2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment
4th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment
5th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment

 

G.H.Q. Reserve

Royal Engineers
262nd, 263rd, 264th Field Companies
265th Field Park Company

35th Brigade
(Brig. A. F. F. Young)

2nd/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment
2nd/6th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment
2nd/7th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment

36th Brigade
(Brig. G. R. P. Roupell)

5th Battalion The Buffs
6th Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
7th Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment

37th Brigade
(Brig. R. J. P. Wyatt)

2nd/6th Battalion The East Surrey Regiment
6th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment
7th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment

8th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (Motorcycle)
8th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (Machine-Gun)

Royal Engineers
233rd, 507th Field Companies
508th Field Park Company

69th Brigade
(Brig. The Viscount Downe)

5th Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment
6th Battalion The Green Howards
7th Battalion The Green Howards

70th Brigade
(Brig. P. Kirkup)

10th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
11th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
1st Battalion The Tyneside Scottish, The Black Watch

Royal Engineers
270th, 271st, 272nd Field Companies
273rd Field Park Company

137th Brigade
(Brig. J. B. Gawthorpe)

2nd/5th Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment
2nd/6th The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
2nd/7th The Duke of Wellington's Regiment

138th Brigade
(Brig. E. J. Grinling)

6th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment
2nd/4th Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment

139th Brigade
(Brig. H. A. F. Crewdson)

2nd/5th Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment
2nd/5th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters
9th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters

Royal Artillery
17th, 23rd, 75th Field Regiments
51st Anti-Tank Regiment

Royal Engineers
26th, 236th, 237th Field Companies
239th Field Park Company

152nd Brigade
(Brig. H. W. V. Stewart)

2nd Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders
4th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders
4th Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

153rd Brigade
(Brig. G. T. Burney)

4th Battalion The Black Watch
1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
5th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders

154th Brigade
(Brig. A. C. L. Stanley-Clarke)

1st Battalion The Black Watch
7th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
9th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Royal Artillery

3rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade
(Brig. W. R. Shilstone)

2nd, 8th, 79th Anti-Aircraft Regiments
4th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery

Royal Engineers
104th, 106th, 110th, 212th, 218th Army Troops Companies

4th Battalion The Buffs
14th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers
12th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
4th Battalion The Border Regiment
1st/5th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters

 

Source: Philip Warner, The Battle of France, 1940.