Clarification please.

Discussion in 'Higher Formations' started by BFBSM, May 2, 2017.

  1. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    In November 1939, The Queen's Bays, as a constituent unit of the 2nd Light Armoured Brigade, was posted to areas in Cambridgeshire/Essex, along with the 10th Hussars (posted to Newmarket) and the 9th Lancers (posted to the village of Clare, Essex).

    John Plant in The 1st Armoured Division (New Generation Publishing) [p.9], states:

    Would anyone be able to tell me where, the remaining units of the 1st Armoured Division were located, and when they were released from them?

    Thanks in advance, Mark.
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Let me know the units and I'll check and see if I have the diaries Mark.
  3. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member


    The Division Order of Battle in September 1939 was:

    3 September 1939
    • 2nd Light Armoured Brigade (3 September 1939 – 14 April 1940)
      • 10th Royal Hussars
      • 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)
      • 9th Queen's Royal Lancers
    • 1st Heavy Armoured Brigade (3 September 1939 – 14 April 1940)
      • 2nd Royal Tank Regiment
      • 3rd Royal Tank Regiment
      • 5th Royal Tank Regiment
    • 1st Support Group (3 September 1939 – 14 February 1942)
      • Royal Artillery
        • 1st Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
        • 2nd Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
      • Royal Engineers
        • 1st Field Squadron
        • 1st Field Park Troop
      • Infantry
        • 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade
        • 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps
    • Division Troops
      • 1st Armoured Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals

    If you can help with any of these, your help is greatly appreciated.

  4. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    Just giving this a quick bump, in the hope someone can help.


  5. idler

    idler GeneralList

    5 R Tks were at Harpenden!
  6. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    Thanks idler.

  7. dml34

    dml34 Junior Member

    Here is a location statement for 1 Armd Div. Unfortunately no date, but I suspect it is circa Nov-Dec 1939


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  8. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member


    Thank you very much, that's excellent.


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