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Postby clash » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:06 pm

Guys, any ideas what British units people are badging up as, for this?
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Re: Brit Units

Postby Universal Gunner » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:27 pm

clash wrote:Guys, any ideas what British units people are badging up as, for this?


Hi Liz

Well according to Wikipedia, Brits at the Battle of The Bulge were:

21st Army Group
Field Marshal Sir Bernard L. Montgomery

XXX Corps
Lt-Gen. Brian Horrocks

2nd Household Cavalry Regiment
11th Hussars
73rd Antitank Regiment, Royal Artillery
4th and 5th Regiments, Royal Horse Artillery
7th, 64th, and 84th Medium Regiments, Royal Artillery
27th Light AA Regiment, Royal Artillery

6th Airborne Division
Maj-Gen. Eric Bols

3rd Parachute Brigade
8th Parachute Battalion
9th Parachute Battalion
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

5th Parachute Brigade
7th Parachute Battalion
12th Parachute Battalion
13th Parachute Battalion

6th Airlanding Brigade
12th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment
2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1st Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles

53rd Light Regiment, Royal Artillery
3rd and 4th Airlanding Anti Tank Battalions, Royal Artillery
6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
249th Airborne Field Company Royal Engineers
3rd, 591st Parachute Squadrons Royal Engineers
3rd, 9th Airborne Squadrons Royal Engineers
286th Airborne Field Park Company Royal Engineers
6th Airborne Divisional Signals Company Royal Signals
22nd Independent Parachute Company Army Air Corps

51st (Highland) Infantry Division
Maj-Gen. G T.G. Rennie

152nd Infantry Brigade
2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders
5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders
5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

153rd Infantry Brigade
5th Battalion, Black Watch
1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders
5/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders

154th Infantry Brigade
1st Battalion, Black Watch
7th Battalion, Black Watch
7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

126th, 127th, and 128th Field Regiments, Royal Artillery
2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry
61st Antitank Regiment, Royal Artillery
40th Light AA Regiment, Royal Artillery
274th, 275th, and 276th Field Companies Royal Engineers
239th Field Park Company Royal Engineers
16th Bridging Platoon Royal Engineers
51st Divisional Signals Company Royal Signals
1/7 Machine Gun Battalion Middlesex Regiment

53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division
MG R.K. Ross

71st Infantry Brigade
1st Battalion, Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry
4th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers

158th Infantry Brigade
7th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers
1/5th Battalion, Welch Regiment
1st Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment

160th Infantry Brigade
2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment
1/5th Battalion, Welch Regiment
6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers

81st, 83rd, and 133rd Field Regiments, Royal Artillery
53rd Recce Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
71st Antitank Regiment, Royal Artillery
25th Light AA Regiment, Royal Artillery
244th, 282nd, and 555th Field Companies Royal Engineers
285th Field Park Company Royal Engineers
22nd Bridging Platoon Royal Engineers
53rd Divisional Signals Company Royal Signals

29th Armoured Brigade
Brig. C.B.C Harvey

23rd Hussars
3rd Royal Tank Regiment
2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry
8th Rifle Brigade

33rd Armoured Brigade
Brig. H.B. Scott

144th Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry
1st East Riding Yeomanry

34th Army Tank Brigade
Brig. G W.S. Clarke

9th Royal Tank Regiment
107th Regiment, 147th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps

Corps Reserve

Guards Armoured Division
Maj.-Gen. Allan Henry Shafto Adair

5th Guards Armoured Brigade
2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards
1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards
2nd Battalion, Irish Guards
1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards (Mechanized)

32nd Guards Brigade
5th Battalion, Coldstream Guards
3rd Battalion, Irish Guards
1st Battalion, Welsh Guards

2nd Battalion, Welsh Guards (Recce)
14th Field Company, Royal Engineers
615th Field Company, Royal Engineers
53rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
153rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
21st Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
94th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division
MG G. Thomas

129th Infantry Brigade
4th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry
4th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment
5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment

130th Infantry Brigade
7th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment
5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment

214th Infantry Brigade
7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry
1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (Vickers Machine Gunners)
43rd Reconnaissance Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
94th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
112th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
179th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
59th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
13th Bridging Platoon, Royal Engineers
204th Field Company, Royal Engineers
207th Field Park Company, Royal Engineers (from Bath, Somerset).
260th Field Company, Royal Engineers (from Chippenham, Wiltshire).
553rd Field Company, Royal Engineers
54th Company, RASC
504th Company, RASC
505th Company, RASC
506th Divisional Company, RASC
110th Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division
MG Douglas Alexander Graham

69th Infantry Brigade
5th Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment
6th Battalion, The Green Howards
7th Battalion, The Green Howards

151st Infantry Brigade
6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
8th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
9th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry

231st Infantry Brigade
1st Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment
1st Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment
1st/7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
2nd Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment

74th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
90th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
124th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
102nd Anti-Tank Regiment (Northumberland Hussars), Royal Artillery
25th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
233rd Field Company, Royal Engineers
501st Field Company, Royal Engineers
505th Field Company, Royal Engineers
235th Field Park Company, Royal Engineers

AND

4th (Durham) Survey Regiment, RA

Given free rein I would be indulging my interest in 4th (Durham) Survey Regiment, RA and setting microphones and recording equipment up. But that might mean a regiment of 1.

How many are going as Brits? I may go as RE, what appeals to you?
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Re: Brit Units

Postby clash » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:04 pm

That's a lot of choice :shock:

Well my preferred choice will always be with the airborne, as a denison has always been my favourite piece of kit just for practical reasons.

But I was hoping to see what the general consensus was and go with that :?
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Re: Brit Units

Postby PolzyStevo » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:53 pm

I haven't given my Denison a good outing for nearly two years so I'm thinking 12th Devonshires in the 6th Airlanding Brigade.
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Re: Brit Units

Postby clash » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:04 am

I'm up for that. Anywhere we can get cap badges from?
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Re: Brit Units

Postby PolzyStevo » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:54 am

I got mine from eBay, there's usually a few for sale on there.
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Re: Brit Units

Postby Universal Gunner » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:52 pm

My slight hesitation over 6th Air Landing Brigade is that Josh has set the date as 22nd December 1944 and apparently the 6th Airborne Division didn't arrive in the area until Christmas Day and weren't deployed in the defensive line until Boxing Day and even then it was the Parachute Brigades that were put in the front with the Air Landing Brigade held in reserve.

May be we could just show up on Tuesday, although with my time-keeping that is already a distinct possibility. :roll:

Am I being just a touch too anal? :whistle:
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Re: Brit Units

Postby clash » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:45 pm

Am I being just a touch too anal? :whistle:

I really don't mind, the only difference in it for me is buying, or not buying a cap badge.

Out of interest, what units were about on that date?
At the moment the Jerries appear to be out organising us. :giggle:
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Re: Brit Units

Postby MartinR » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:57 pm

2nd Panzer Div was engaged by 29th Armoured Brigade on the 22nd December at Foy. Not sure who the Meuse backstop troops were but at this stage the bulk of XXX Corps was still moving south from the Netherlands, so forward parties only. I think 6th Airborne were still in England!

Unlike most independant armoured brigades, the 29th still had its integral motor battalion (8th Rifle Brigade).

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Re: Brit Units

Postby clash » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:07 pm

MartinR wrote:2nd Panzer Div was engaged by 29th Armoured Brigade on the 22nd December at Foy.


Part of the 11th armoured division right?
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Re: Brit Units

Postby PolzyStevo » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:38 pm

We need some tanks, or a least a Bren carrier.
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Re: Brit Units

Postby clash » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:04 pm

Would this do? :D

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Re: Brit Units

Postby PolzyStevo » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:14 pm

If we can all fit in it!
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Re: Brit Units

Postby PolzyStevo » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:16 pm

8th Rifle Brigade sounds good though
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Re: Brit Units

Postby prideofengland » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:17 pm

Hey its better than our German one :D
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