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1st Chindit Expedition 1943.pdf

1st Chindit Expedition 1943.pdf

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1st Chindit Expedition 1943
 77th Indian Infantry Brigade13th King's Liverpool Regiment3/2nd Gurkha Rifles142 Commando Company2nd Burma RiflesEight RAF sectionsA mule transport companyCommander Brigadier Orde Wingate, DSO late Royal ArtilleryBrigadier Major Major R.B.G. Bromhead Royal Berkshire Regimentsucceeded byMajor G.M. Anderson Highland Light InfantryStaff Captain Captain H.J. Lord Border RegimentThe Brigade was divided into two groups and seven columns :No. 1 Group (Southern)Commander Lt-Colonel Alexander 3/2nd Gurkha RiflesAdjutant Captain Birtwhistle 3/2nd Gurkha RiflesNo. 1 Column Major G. Dunlop, MC Royal ScotsNo. 2 Column Major A. Emmett 3/2nd Gurkha Rifles
 No. 2 Group (Northern)Commander Lt-Colonel S.A. Cooke Lincolnshire Regiment,attached King's RegimentAdjutant Captain D. Hastings King's RegimentNo. 3 Column Major J.M. Calvert Royal EngineersNo. 4 Column Major Conron 3/2nd Gurkha Riflessucceeded byMajor R.B.G. Bromhead Royal Berkshire RegimentNo. 5 Column Major B.E. Fergusson Black WatchNo. 7 Column Major K.D. Gilkes King's RegimentNo. 8 Column Major W.P. Scott King's Regiment2nd Burma Rifles Lt-Colonel L.G. Wheeler Burma RiflesAdjutant Captain P.C. Buchanan Burma RiflesIndependent Mission Captain D.C. HerringORDER OF BATTLE - 2nd Chindit Expedition 1944Special Force, 3rd Indian Infantry DivisionCommand and Staff Commander Major-General O.C.Wingate DSOsucceeded by Major General W.D.A. LentaigneDeputy Commander Major-General G.W. Symes, succeeded by Brigadier D. TullochBrigadier General Staff Brigadier D. Tulloch, succeeded by Brigadier H.T. Alexander
Headquarters Rear HQ at Gwalior, Central IndiaMain HQ first at Imphal and then at Sylhet, AssamLaunching HQ at LalaghatTactical/Forward HQ, Shaduzup, BurmaSupport UnitsAir Force United States Army Air ForceColonel P. Cochran USAAF, Colonel J.R. Alison USAAFRoyal Artillery 160th Field Regiment, R,S,and U troops69th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, W, X, Y and Z troops3rd West African BrigadeCommander Brigadier A.H. Gillmore, succeeded by Brigadier A.H.G. Ricketts DSOColumn 10 HQ column, 7th West African Field CompanyColumns 39, 66 6th Battalion Nigeria RegimentColumns 29, 35 7th Battalion Nigeria RegimentColumns 12, 43 12th Battalion Nigeria Regiment3rd West African Field Ambulance14th British Infantry BrigadeCommander Brigadier T. BrodieColumn 59 HQ columnColumns 42, 73 2nd Battalion The Black Watch

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