British Infantry Division
Commander* in Jeep with Comd RA & Comd RE (C3) [Tac HQ].
Defence platoon in carrier or truck (FS1-3) [Main HQ].
Signal Company Morris c4 mk2 wireless truck (C3) [Main HQ].
India pattern and Universal Carriers with Vickers Mk VI Light Tank (@R1).
Comd + MMG + 3″Mortar + optional ATk (Boyes or PIAT) (CS3-4)
3 Rifle bases (F3)
1-4 2pdr Guns (S3) + Limber (L3) [later 6pdr]
18pdr or 4.5″howitzer, or 25pdr field gun (S3) + limber (L3)
2-4 Engineer Stands (@E1)
Truck (L3) + optional Bridge Trailer (L3)
Royal Army Service Corps Battalion
Bedford QL Ammo Truck (L3)
POL Truck (L3)
Supply Truck (L3)
1-3 RMP (@C1)
Here is a summary of the Order of Battle:
|Div HQ||Comd in staff car with Comd RA & Comd RE (C3), Signals Veh (C3), 1 Rifle Stand in carrier or truck (FS1-3)|
|Div Cav Regt||3 Recce stands 1light Tk,2 Carriers (@R1)|
|Inf Bde HQ x 3||Comd + Rifle defence platoon (CF2)|
|Inf Bn x 6-9||Comd + MMG + 3″Mortar + optional ATk Rifle (Boyes or later PIAT) (CS3-4), 3-4 Rifle bases (F3-4)|
|Arty Fd Regt x 3-4||FOO (O1), 18pdr or 4.5″howitzer, or 25pdr (S3) + limber (L3)|
|Anti-tank Regt||1-4 2pdr Gun (S3) + Limber (L3) (later 6pdr)|
|Engineer Fd Coy
||2-4 Engineer Stands (@E1), 1 Truck (L3) + optional Bridge Trailer (L3)|
|RASC Bn||1 Ammo Truck (L3), 1 POL Truck (L3),1 Supply Truck (L3), 1-3 RMP (@C1)|
|RAMC Fd Ambulance||1 Ambulance Vehicle (L3)|
* It would not be excessive to attempt to paint a handlebar moustache on at least one of the cavalry officers. A monocle would probably be pushing it.
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