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Kevo Wright
10-26-2008, 05:24 PM
Hello All

Just starting to research the BEF from landing in france to the dunkirk evacuation.

The specific area I will investigate is the history of the 7th & 8th Battalions of the Worcestershire Regiment and both brigades they were attached too.

To start the ball rolling I would likr to know the Brigade commander of the 144th at the time of disembarktion and landing in france.

Looking forward to anyone out there who can help or would like to participate in the research.

Regards Kevo Wright

jopped
02-16-2009, 08:35 AM
Hy! I'm new. Hope this site helps.

http://www.unithistories.com/units_index/default.asp?file=../units_british/units_british.html

Try looking here.
What division was the 144th asigned to?

OLD RSM
02-16-2009, 11:02 AM
Hi Try Google BEF British Tanks 1940 lots of good stuff
Cheers Gerry

Richie B
02-16-2009, 05:16 PM
Kevo

Have you looked here ?

http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/wr.php?main=inc/welcome

Also found this information

48TH (SOUTH MIDLAND) DIVISION

Major-General A. F. A. N. Thorne

143rd BrigadeóBrigadier J. Muirhead

1st Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1st/7th and 8th Battalions The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

144th BrigadeóBrigadier J. M. Hamilton

2nd Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
5th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
8th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment

145th BrigadeóBrigadier A. C. Hughes (to 15th May) Brigadier The Hon. N. F. Somerset (from 15th May)

2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
4th Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

From here

Flanders/UK

Good hunting

Richie