A bridge Too Far 13th & 14th Sept 2007 - Brits and Poles

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A bridge Too Far 13th & 14th Sept 2007 - Brits and Poles

Post by Tyberius » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:05 pm

British 1st Airborne Division

1240 hours Saturday 17 Sept 1944


21st Independent Pathfinder Company
(Major Wilson)

CO + 11 figures, PIAT

They quickly marked out two glider landing zones and a parachute dropping zone. The few Germans in the area quickly surrendered or made themselves scarce.

The 1st Lift
1300 hours 17th Sept 1944


1st Parachute Brigade
(Brigadier Gerald. W. Lathbury)


Hamilcar Glider
Brigade HQ 6 figures, 2 figure XXX Corp observer team, 2 Jeeps, Bren Carrier

1st Parachute Battalion (Lt Col Dobie)
Battalion HQ CO + 9 figures, 2 PIAT, 2” Mortar

3 Companies each with 8 figures

1 Support company 6 figures, Vickers MMG, 3” Mortar

2nd Parachute Battalion (Lt Col Frost)
Battalion HQ CO + 9 figures, 2 PIAT, 2” Mortar

3 Companies each with 8 figures

1 Support company 6 figures, Vickers MMG, 3” Mortar

3rd Parachute Battalion (Lt Col Fitch)
Battalion HQ CO + 9 figures, 2 PIAT, 2” Mortar

3 Companies each with 8 figures

1 Support company 6 figures, Vickers MMG, 3” Mortar


1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers (Major Murray)
CO + 8 figures, flame thrower

1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron (Major Gough)
Horsa Glider
Squadron CO+ 12 figures, 20mm Polsten cannon, 4MG armed Jeeps, Motorcycle

Divisional HQ (Major General R.E. “Roy” Urquhart)
Horsa Glider HQ 6 figures, 2 jeeps

1st Airlanding Brigade (Brigadier R.H.W. “Pip” Hicks)
Hamilcar Glider
Brigade HQ 6 figures, 2 figure XXX Corp observer team, 2 Jeeps, Bren Carrier

1st Battalion King’s Own Scot. Borderers (Lt Col Payton-Reid)Horsa Glider
Battalion HQ CO+ 7 figures, 2PIAT, 2” Mortar
2 Companies each with 8 figures

Horsa Glider
Company 8 figures
Support Company
14 figures, Two 6 pounders AT guns, 3” Mortar, Vickers MMG, 2 Jeeps

1st Battalion Border Regiment (Lt Col Haddon)
Horsa Glider
Battalion HQ CO+ 7 figures, 2PIAT, 2” Mortar
One Company 8 figures

Horsa Glider
Company 8 figures
Support Company
11 figures, One 6 pounders AT guns, 3” Mortar, Vickers MMG, 2 Jeeps

2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment (Lt Col McCardie)
Horsa Glider
Battalion HQ CO+ 7 figures, 2PIAT, 2” Mortar
One Company 8 figures

Horsa Glider
Company 8 figures
Support Company
11 figures, One 6 pounders AT guns, 3” Mortar, Vickers MMG, 2 Jeeps


1st Airlanded Anti Tank Battery Royal Artillery (Major Arnold)
Hamilcar Glider
Troop 8 gunners, Two 17 pounder AT guns, 2 Morris prime movers

Horsa Glider
Troop 8 gunners, Two 6 pounder AT guns, 2 Jeeps

Horsa Glider
Troop 4 gunners, One 6 pounder AT guns, Jeep

9th Field Company Royal Engineers (Major Winchester)
Horsa Glider Company CO + 15 figures, PIAT, Flame Thrower, 2 Jeeps

1st Air Landed Light Regiment Royal Artillery (Lt Col Thompson)
Horsa Glider
1st Battery 8 gunners, 2 figure Observer team, Two 75mm Howitzers, 2 Jeeps

Horsa Glider
3rd Battery 8 gunners, 2 figure Observer team, Two 75mm Howitzers, 2 Jeeps

Glider Pilot and RASC Contingents
Horsa Glider
30 figures, 3 Jeeps, 3 Trailers

The 2nd Lift
1500 hours 18t Sept 1944


Remainder of 1st Air Landing Brigade
Horsa Glider KOSB (Company) 8 figures
Boarder (2 Companies) each with 8 figures

Horsa Glider South Sattf (2 Companies) each with 8 figures


Remainder of 1st Air Landed Regiment
Horsa Glider
2nd Battery 8 gunners, 2 figure Observer Team, Two 75mm Howitzer, 2 Jeeps

4th Parachute Brigade (Brigadier J. W. “Shan” Hackett)
Hamilcar Glider
Brigade HQ 6 figures, 2 figure XXX Corp observer team, 2 Jeeps, Bren Carrier

10th Parachute Battalion (Lt Col Smyth)
Battalion HQ CO + 9 figures, 2 PIAT, 2” Mortar

3 Companies each with 8 figures

1 Support company 6 figures, Vickers MMG, 3” Mortar

11th Parachute Battalion (Lt Col Lea)
Battalion HQ CO + 9 figures, 2 PIAT, 2” Mortar

3 Companies each with 8 figures

1 Support company 6 figures, Vickers MMG, 3” Mortar

156th Parachute Battalion (Lt Col Sir R. de B. Voeux)
Battalion HQ CO + 9 figures, 2 PIAT, 2” Mortar

3 Companies each with 8 figures

1 Support company 6 figures, Vickers MMG, 3” Mortar

1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers (Major Perkins)
CO + 8 figures, flame thrower

2nd Airlanded Anti Tank Battery Royal Artillery (Major Arnold)
Hamilcar Glider
Troop 8 gunners, Two 17 pounder AT guns, 2 Morris prime movers

Horsa Glider
Troop 8 gunners, Two 6 pounder AT guns, 2 Jeeps

Horsa Glider
Troop 8 gunners, Two 6 pounder AT guns, 2 Jeeps

Glider Pilot and RASC Contingents
Horsa Glider
34 figures, 3 Jeeps, 3 Trailers

19th Sept 1944

3rd lift
The gliders carrying the anti tank guns suffered losses on the journey and in attempting to land at 1600 on the 19th Sept, in the middle of a battle, only 3 of the 10 6 pounders were recovered and used in action.

Polish anti tank BatteryHorsa Battery 8 gunners, 2 * 6 pounders At gun, 2 * jeep

1700 hours Thursday 21st September
4th lift

Polish Independent Parachute Brigade

Brigade HQ
6 figures(Major General Stanislaw F. Sosabowki)

1st Battalion (Major Tonn)
HQ CO + 6 figures, 2 * PIAT
3 companies Each with 8 figures
Support Company 4 figures, 3” mortar, Vickers MMG


2nd Battalion (Major Ploszewski)
HQ CO + 6 figures, 2 * PIAT
3 companies Each with 8 figures
Support Company 4 figures, 3” mortar, Vickers MMG

3rd Battalion (Captain Sobocinski)
HQ CO + 6 figures, 2 * PIAT
3 companies Each with 8 figures
Support Company 4 figures, 3” mortar, Vickers MMG

Engineer Company (captain Budziszewski)CO + 7 figures, flame thrower
The chickens have come home to roost,
But they are not ....... chickens
They are ....... Emus

Tyberius

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