4 North Humberland Fusiliers 1945

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Philip Reinders, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    I can't find anything about them after 1944, does anyone know were they served in April 1945
  2. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Hello Philip,

    I will be able to provide this information tonight. As you are probably aware the 4th Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers had many different roles during WWII, being Motorcycle Recce for 50th (Northumbrian) Division (BEF 1940), rebadged 50th Recce and overrun at Knightsbridge (N Africa in June 1942) and then a Machine Gun (MG) Battalion for the duration. The three MG Companies were independent and attached to different units.

    Is there any particular Company of 4RNF that you are inetrested in?


  3. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Thanks Steve, the date I am looking for is 14/15-4-1945
  4. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member


    As Steve said, could you be more specific.

    The 4th RNF was placed into suspended animation on April 25th, 1944 and the personnel were used to form three independent machine-gun companies. No. 1 Independent M-G Company served under Guards Armoured Division from March 24th, 1944, No. 2 served under 11th Armoured Division from March 18th, 1944 and No. 3 served under 7th Armoured Division from February 1st, 1944. All served until the end of the war with these divisions.

    Which company do you think it may have been? I have the regimental history and can look up the date there for the specific company.

  5. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    I have no idea which company to look for, I have MIA for that date and all CWGC said is 4th Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, so sorry
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    No.1 Coy: Moved to a rest area - very comfortable billets at Cappeln near Cloppenburg.

    No.2 Coy: By the 12th April they had reached Bucholz and then Beckendorf on the 15th April.

    No.3 Coy: On 13th April they crossed the River Weser at Nienbourg.
  7. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    So it seems no where in the netherlands, I will take him of the list, thanks mate :)

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