POLISH FORCES IN BRITAIN

(with a focus on Scotland)

during and after World War Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


POLISH ARMY UNITS FORMED IN GREAT BRITAIN

INFANTRY/RIFLE BRIGADES

 

 

 

 

 

1st Rifle Brigade

 

2nd Rifle Bde (10th Armd Cav Bde)

3rd Officers Cadre Rifle Bde

3rd Infantry Bde (1st Polish Armd Div)

4th Officers Cadre Rifle Bde

(later formed 1 Para Bde)

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(later reformed into 1st Grenadier Division (Cadre); then 2nd Armd Gren Div (Cadre); then Armd Gren Div (Cadre) and finally 4th Infantry Division.

 

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Jan 1942

 

 

 

 

 

1 Rifle Bn

 

 

 

Highland Infantry Bn

 

2 Rifle Bn

 

 

 

8 Rifle Bn

 

3 Rifle Bn

 

 

 

9 Rifle Bn

 

1 Recce Unit

 

 

 

MMG Coy

 

1 Fd Arty Regt + LAD

 

 

 

 

 

1 AA Arty Tp

 

 

 

 

 

1 A/Tk Coy

 

 

 

 

 

1 Sigs Coy

 

 

 

 

 

1 Engr Coy

 

 

 

 

 

1 Wksp Coy

 

 

 

 

 

1 Pk Plt

 

 

 

 

 

1 Fd Amb

 

 

 

 

 

1 Sply Coy

 

 

 

 

 

Dtchmt Rsvr Depot 1 Rfl Bde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Officers Cadre Rifle Bde

Independent Carpathian Rifle Bde (6th Rifle Bde)

 

7th Officers Cadre Rifle Bde

8th Officers Cadre Rifle Bde

1st Officers Training Bde

 

 

 

 

 

1942 (Jan)

 

 

 

 

 

HQ

 

 

 

 

 

2 Fd Ct + Cage

 

 

 

 

 

Sig Pl

 

 

 

 

 

Mil Geog Sec

 

 

 

 

 

Med Services Sect

 

 

 

 

 

Vet Services Sect

 

 

 

 

 

1 Offr Trg Bn

 

 

 

 

 

2 Offr Trg Bn

 

 

 

 

 

Inf Trg Centre

 

 

 

 

 

Arty Trg Centre

 

 

 

 

 

Armd Tps Trg Centre

 

 

 

 

 

AA Arty Trg Centre

 

 

 

 

 

Engr Trg Centre

 

 

 

 

 

Sigs Trg Centre

 

 

 

 

 

Rear Services Trg Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Grenadier Bde (4th Inf Div)

2nd Foot Rifle Bde (4th Inf Div)

8th Infantry Bde (4th Inf Div)

 

 

 

Feb 1945

Feb 1945

Feb 1945

 

 

 

HQ

HQ

HQ

 

 

 

1 Gren Bn

4 Warsaw Foot Rifles Bn

24 Silesian Inf Bn

 

 

 

2 Gren Bn

5 Little Poland Foot Rifles Bn

25 Poznanian Inf Bn

 

 

 

3 Gren Bn

6 Borderlands Foot Rifles Bn

26 Pomeranian Inf Bn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFANTRY DIVISIONS

 

 

 

 

 

4 Infantry Division

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 1945

 

 

 

 

 

HQ

4 Sigs Bn

 

 

 

 

9 Lancers Recce Regt

20 Div Tps Coy

 

 

 

 

1 Gren Bde

7 Sply Coy

 

 

 

 

2 Gren Bde

8 Sply Coy

 

 

 

 

8 Inf Bde

12 Sply Coy

 

 

 

 

4 MMG Bn

7 Wksp Coy

 

 

 

 

3 Mot Arty Regt

8 Wksp Coy

 

 

 

 

14 Arty Regt

12 Wksp Coy

 

 

 

 

15 Arty Regt

12 Fd Amb

 

 

 

 

4 A/Tk Arty Regt

13 Fd Amb

 

 

 

 

4 LAA Regt

14 Fd Amb

 

 

 

 

Counter Mort Bty

2 FDS

 

 

 

 

7 Engr Coy

3 FDS

 

 

 

 

8 Engr Coy

4 Div Ord Pk

 

 

 

 

9 Engr Coy

4 Prov Sqn

 

 

 

 

4 Fd Pk Coy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARACHUTE BRIGADE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARMOURED/TANK BRIGADES

 

 

10th Armoured Cavalry Bde

16th Tank Bde

16 Indep Armd Bde

 

 

 

Jan 1942

Jan 1942

Feb 1945

 

 

 

HQ

HQ

HQ

 

 

 

10 Recce Unit

Sigs Coy

3 Armd Regt

 

 

 

10 Mtd Rifles Regt

65 Tk Bn

14 Lancers Armd Regt

 

 

 

Bn in the name of 14 Lancers

66 Tk Bn

5 Armd Regt

 

 

 

24 Lancers

67 Tk Bn

16 Dgns Regt

 

 

 

10 Fd Arty Regt + LAD

Sply Coy

16 Sigs Sqn

 

 

 

10 AA Arty Tp

 

8 Lt Fd Amb

 

 

 

10 A/Tk Sqn

 

16 Sply Coy

 

 

 

10 Sigs Sqn

 

16 Wksp Coy

 

 

 

10 Engr Coy

 

19 Ord Fd Pk

 

 

 

10 Wksp Coy

 

 

 

 

 

10 LAD

 

 

 

 

 

10 Fd Amb

 

 

 

 

 

10 Sply Coy

 

 

 

 

 

10 Fd Ct + Cage

 

 

 

 

 

Dtchmt Rsvr Depot 10 Armd Cav Bde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I CORPS ARMS AND SERVICES UNITS

I CORPS UNITS (Arms and Services)

 

I CORPS UNITS (Arms and Services)

I ARMD MOT CORPS

I CORPS UNITS (Arms and Services)

 

1940

 

Jan 1942

1942/1943

Feb 1945

 

Corps Recce Gp

 

Corps Recce Gp + LAD

HQ Corps

HQ I Corps

 

Hy Arty Brt

 

1 Med Arty Regt +LAD

11 Fd Ct

Car Coy

 

Tk Regt

 

1 MG Bn + LAD

HQ Coy

6 Prov Sqn

 

Engr Bn

 

AA Arty Bty

1 Prov Sqn

25 Sply Coy

 

Sigs Coy

 

HQ Engr Bn + LAD

1 Med Arty Regt

Corps Arms and Services Units

 

Veh Column

 

11 Engr Coy

11 Sigs coy

12 Sigs Bn

 

MAC

 

11 Engr Pk Coy

Hy AA Arty Bty

Lt Horse Recce Regt (cadre)

 

Ord Pk

 

11 Bomb Disp Plt

309 Army Co-op Sqn

11 A/Tk Arty Regt (cadre)

 

Armament Pk

 

11 Sigs Coy

No 2 Fd Hosp

11 LAA Regt (cadre)

 

Veh Pk

 

2 Prov Sqn

1 MAC

2 Survey Regt Arty (cadre)

 

 

 

11 Sply Coy

Cent Ord Depot

11 Engr Bn (cadre)

 

 

 

11 Wksp Coy

Two LADs

11 Wksp Coy (cadre)

 

 

 

11 Pk Plt

Fd Cash

 

 

 

 

No 2 Mil Hosp

Salvage Unit

 

 

 

 

1 MAC

Fd Post

 

 

 

 

11 Fd Amb

 

 

 

 

 

Fd Hyg Plt

 

 

 

 

 

Fd Post

 

 

 

 

 

Fd Cash

 

 

 

 

 

11 Fd Ct

 

 

 

 

 

11 Fd Ct Cage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HQ STATIC UNITS

 

 

 

HQ STATIC UNITS

 

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NOTES

 

1941/1942

 

 

 

1942/1943

 

Record and Recruitment Bureau No 1

 

 

 

 

 

Cent Ord Depot

 

 

 

 

 

Med Depot

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts Office

 

 

 

 

 

Discipl Unit

 

 

 

 

 

No 2 Mil Hosp

 

 

 

 

 

Rest Home

 

 

 

 

 

Fd Ct

 

 

 

 

 

Cent Publ Boards

 

 

 

 

 

Officers Holding Station

 

 

 

 

 

Pol Mil Bureaux Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Dundee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTRAL INSTITUTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GHQ UNITS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL UNITS

 

 

 

 

 

Indep Gren Coy

 

 

 

 

 

Cdo Coy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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