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British Army

Tim Hayes
Many thanks for your input.

Dr. Diane M. Henderson
The Scots at War Trust
The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Thank you for your generous assistance.

Robert Michel
Berlin, Germany
Thank you for your input about the staffs.

Alan Philson
Many thanks for your tremendous books and your direct assistance.

Dr. Graham Watson
Formerly of the University of Wales
Caerphilly (near Cardiff), Wales

R. Manning Ancell
The Biographical Dictionary Of World War II General and Flag Officers
Greenwood Press, 1996

Malcom A. Bellis
British Tanks and Formations
Bellis, Cheshire, 1987

Donald F. Bittner
The Lion And The White Falcon
Britain and Iceland in the World War II Era
Archon Books, 1983

Tim Carew
The Fall of Hong Kong
Natraj, New Delhi, 1961

Chris Ellis and Peter Chamberlain (Editors)
Handbook on the British Army 1943
[Revised reprint of the US Army’s TM 30-410 of 1943]
Military Book Society, London, 1975

John Ellis
The World War II Data Book
BCA, London, 1993

L.F. Ellis
The War in France and Flanders
HMSO, London, 1953

George Forty
British Army Handbook 1939 – 1945
Sutton Publishing, 2002

J.B.M. Frederick
Lineage Book of British Land Forces 1660 – 1978
Microform Academic Publishers, 1984

H.M.S.O.
The British Imperial Calendar and Civil Service List 1939
H.M.S.O., 1939

H.M.S.O.
The Half-Yearly Army List, January 1939
H.M.S.O., 1939

H.M.S.O.
The Monthly Army List, February 1939
H.M.S.O., 1939

H.M.S.O.
The Monthly Army List, August 1939
H.M.S.O., 1939

H.M.S.O.
The Monthly Army List, October 1939
H.M.S.O., 1939

H.M.S.O.
The Monthly Army List, March 1940
H.M.S.O., 1940

H.F. Joslen
Orders of Battle
The London Stamp Exchange, London, 1990
(Reprint of the 1960 edition published by HSMO)

Gary Kennedy
British Army of World War Two — War Establishment Tables
Northwest Europe, June 1944 – May 1945
9 Volumes
The Military Press, Milton Keynes.

Chris Krempton
Locations of the Regiments and Battalions of the British Army
1st August 1914 and 1st September 1939
The Military Press, Milton Keynes, 2006

K.W. Maurice-Jones
The History of the Coast Artillery of the British Army
The Naval and Military Press, Uckfield, East Sussex, 2005

F.W. Perry
The Commonwealth Armies
Manchester University Press, 1988

Alan Philson
British Expeditionary Force —
Organization and Order of Battle, 10th May 1940
6 Volumes and counting...
The Military Press, Milton Keynes, 2006

I.S.O. Playfair, et al
The Mediterranean and Middle East
5 Volumes
History of the Second World War
United Kingdom Military Series
HSMO, London, 1954 - 1974

Michael Roper
The Records of the War Office and related departments 1660 – 1964
Public Records Office, Kew, 1998

Nick Smart
Biographical Dictionary of British Generals of the Second World War
Pen and Sword Military, 2005

Cliff Lord and Graham Watson
The Royal Corps of Signals
Unit Histories of the Corps (1920 – 2001)
Helion, Solihull, 2003

S. Woodburn-Kirby, et al
The Loss of Singapore
The War Against Japan
HMSO, London, 1957

Various unit war diaries
WO 167
The National Archives, Kew, London

OKH, GenStdH/Abt Fr H West III
Das britische Kriegsheer, Stand 20.07.1940
RHD 18/155
Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv, Freiburg i.Br.


Royal Navy

Robert Michel
Berlin, Germany
Thank you for your input about the staffs.

Bev L. Saylor
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Many thanks for help with the Commonwealth Navies orders of battle.

Mark E. Horan
Windsor Locks, CT, USA
Many thanks for your assistance with the Royal Navy orders of battle.

H.M.S.O.
The British Imperial Calendar and Civil Service List 1939
H.M.S.O., 1939

H.M.S.O.
The Navy List September 1939
H.M.S.O., 1939

Robert Gardiner (Editor)
Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships 1922 – 1946
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD

Roger Jordan
The World’s Merchant Fleet 1939
Naval Institue Press, 1999

H.T. Lenton and J.J. Colledge
Warships of World War II
Ian Allan, London, 1964

Samuel E. Morison
The Battle of the Atlantic 1939 – 1943
History of United States Naval Operations in World War II
Volume 1
Little, Brown and Company, 1949

Captain S.W. Roskill
The War at Sea
3 Volumes
HMSO, London, 1954ff
Royal Air Force

Ross McNeill
Bewdley, Worcestershire, UK
Many thanks for all your help with the Royal Air Force,
and for maintaining the RAF Commands 1939 – 1945 site.

C.G. Jefford
R.A.F. Squadrons
Airlife England, 2001

Robert Michel
Berlin, Germany
Thank you for your input about the staffs.

Ray Sturtivant and John Hamlin
RAF Flying Training and Support Units since 1912
Air-Britain, Staplefield, West Sussex, 2007

H.M.S.O.
The British Imperial Calendar and Civil Service List 1939
H.M.S.O., 1939


Fleet Air Arm

Ray Sturtivant and Theo Ballance
The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm
Air-Britain, Tonbridge, 1994


Australia

Gregory Chalik
Sydney, Australia.
Many thanks for your research assistance.

A.R.H. Masterson
Australia.
Thank you for your work on the AIF divisional orders of battle.

Robert Michel
Berlin, Germany
Thank you for your input about the staffs.

H.M.S.O.
The Navy List September 1939
H.M.S.O., 1939

Michael Tapner
Sydney, Australia.
Thank you for your help with the Australian order of battle

Graham R. McKenzie-Smith
The Numerology of the Second AIF (Infantry) 1939 to 1945
Sabretache, April-June 1989, Vol. XXX, No. 2, Canberra

N. Barnes
The RAAF and the Flying Squadrons
Allen and Unwin, Sydney, Australia, 2000

D. Gillison
Australia in the War of 1939 – 1945
=Royal Australian Air Force 1939 – 1942=
Canberra, Australian War Memorial, 1962

Cliff Whitelocke and George O’Brien
Gunners in the Jungle
(Unit history of the 2/15 Field Regiment)
2/15 Field Regiment Association, 1983

Daily Movements Table
HMA Ships and Auxiliaries
Monday, 8th December 1941
Provided courtesy of the Naval Historical Section,
Department of Defense, Canberra, Australia

List of Ships of the Royal Australia Navy
with their Officers and Dates of Appointment
January 1942
Provided courtesy of the Naval Historical Section,
Department of Defense, Canberra, Australia



Canada

Jack McKillop
New Jersey, N.J.
Many thanks for all your work on the Royal Canadian Air Force

J. Patrick Smith
Thank you for your input on the Royal Canadian Navy

Ken Macpherson and John Burgess
The Ships of Canada’s Naval Forces
Collins Press, Toronto, 1975

Robert Michel
Berlin, Germany
Thank you for your input about the staffs.

Joseph Schull
Far Distant Ships
Queens Printer, Ottawa, 1961

H.M.S.O.
The Navy List September 1939
H.M.S.O., 1939


New Zealand

D.M. Davin
Crete
Official Histrory of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939 – 41
War History Branch,
Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1953

Robin Langford Kay
Chronology: New Zealand in the War, 1939 – 1946
Historical Publications Branch,
Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1968

Robert Michel
Berlin, Germany
Thank you for your input about the staffs.

H.M.S.O.
The Navy List September 1939
H.M.S.O., 1939


India

Chris Kempton
Loyalty and Honour
The Indian Army, September 1939 – August 1947
Vol. I - The Divisions
Vol. II - The Brigades
Vol. III - Higher Formations, Deployment, Forces and Columns
The Military Press, Milton Keynes, 2003

Chris Kempton
A Register of Titles of the Units of the H.E.I.C. and Indian Armies, 1666 – 1947
British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Bristol, 1997.

Robert Michel
Berlin, Germany
Thank you for your input about the staffs.


Burma

Ashley Jackson
The British Empire and the Second World War
Humbledon Continuum, London, 2006


Rhodesia

Beryl and Bill Salt
A Pride of Eagles
The Definitive History of the Rhodesian Air Force 1920 – 1980
Covos Day, Weltevredenpark, South Africa, 2001


South Africa

Steven McLean
Squadrons of the South African Air Force
and their aircraft, 1920 – 2005
Steven McLean, Western Cape, South Africa, 2005
 
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