052-1 SA Inf Div CSO

052-UKC4 1st South African Division CSO Nov 2019 (Chinese orange/Yellow Bases) Formerly Box 045

Box 050 1st South African Infantry Division


1st South African Infantry Division

Major-General Dan Pienaar  Comd Dingo (C3,Reg,Lad),  Signals van (C3,Reg,Ld), Ammo/POL Truck (L3,Reg,Ld), Ambulance M3 Halftrack  (L3,Noncom), Workshop Truck (L3,Reg,Ld)

  • 8th Royal Tank Regiment (attached from 23rd Armoured Brigade, in reserve until 31 Oct)[nb 1]  Valentine II Tank (C3,Reg,LaMd)

  • 3rd South African Armoured Car Reconnaissance Regiment Marmon-Herrington II armd car (R3,Vet,Lad) + 2 recce markers

  • Regiment President Steyn (MG Bn) Inf MMG stand (S3,Vet,Ld)

  • 2nd Regiment Botha (in res to 31 October) Inf stand (F3,Reg,Lad)

  • 1st Field Company, South African Engineers Sapper base (E1,Reg, MaLd)

  • 2nd Field Company, SA Engineers Sapper base (E1,Reg, MaLd)

  • 3rd Field Company, South African Engineers Sapper base (E1,Reg, MaLd)

  • 5th Field Company, South African Engineers Sapper base (E1,Reg, MaLd)

  • 19th Fd Park Coy, SA Engineers  Truck (L3,Reg, Ld)

  • 1st South African Division Signals Signals truck (C3,Reg, Ld)

1st South African Infantry Brigade

Brigadier E.P. Hartshorn  Comander with Mortar (C3,Reg,Lad)

2nd South African Infantry Brigade

Brigadier Evered Poole  Commander with Mortar (C3,Reg,Lad)

3rd South African Infantry Brigade

Brigadier R.J. Palmer  Commander with Mortar (C3,Reg,Lad)


X Corps at ALAMEIN Pocket Orbat (Jul 2019)


X Corps

Lieutenant-General Herbert Lumsden Comd Jeep, Dorchester, M3 Half-Track Ambulance, Sapper, Scammel Pioneer Wksp Truck, Bedford QLB FAT + Bofors 40mm AA


1st Armoured Division

Major-General Raymond Briggs Comd Grant Tank,  Leyland Retriever Workshop Truck, Humber A/C ,M7 Priest ,  Deacon 6pdr SP gun

2nd Armoured Brigade, Brigadier Arthur Fisher Crusader III

7th Motor Brigade, Brigadier Thomas J. Bosville Infantry in Carrier   + 6pdr Atk

Hammerforce (attached from 8th Armoured Division),Marmon-Herrington III, Quad FAT + 25pdr, Universal Carrier + 6pdr


10th Armoured Division

Major-General Alexander Gatehouse Comd Stuart, Motor Infantry in Morris 15cwt truck + 2pdr, Morris A/C, Quad FAT + 25pdr, Carrier + 6pdr,  Sapper base

8th Armoured Brigade

Brigadier Edward C.N. Custance  Grant Tank

24th Army Tk Bde

 24th Armoured Brigade (attached from 8th Armoured Division) Brigadier Arthur G. Kenchington Sherman Tank

133rd Infantry Brigade (attached from 44th Infantry Division) Brigadier Alec W. Lee Infantry in Carrier



8th Armoured Division

Major-General Charles Gairdner Comd staff car (C3), Ammo Truck (L3), POL Truck (L3), Ambulance (L3), Workshop Truck (L3) (This divisional HQ does not need to be modelled)

(all brigades stripped away from the division prior to the Second Battle of El Alamein)