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Monday, March 5, 2012

British PzKpfw V Panther Ausf G 'Cuckoo'. Reichswald, Germany, 1945.


British Vickers Mark VIB Light Tank. Near Dunkirk, May-June 1940, France.


The 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own)

On 9 September 1922, the 13th/18th Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own) was formed by amalgamation of the 13th Hussars and the 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own).
In December 1935, it was named as 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own).
In April 1939 was integrated into the Royal Armoured Corps as a Regular Cavalry Regiment.
During the Battle of France of 1940, was added to the 1st Infantry Division as H.Q. Divisional Troops, serving as the reconnaissance regiment (armoured) of the Division.
The 13th/18th Regiment during the French campaign, was composed of twenty-eight Vickers Mark VIB light tanks and forty-four Carriers.


1st Infantry Division (United Kingdom) - Battle of France 1940


Order of Battle (OOB), France 1940


G.H.Q. (1st Infantry Division)

General Officer Commanding: Major-General H. R. L. G. Alexander

Divisional Troops (H.Q. Troops)

HQ Royal Artillery

2nd Field Regiment, (35, 42, 53 & 87 Batteries) Royal Artillery
19th Field Regiment, (29, 39, 96 & 97 Batteries) Royal Artillery
67th (South Midland) Field Regiment, (265 (Worcester) & 266 (Worcester) Batteries) Royal Artillery
21st Anti-Tank Regiment, (Q, Y, Z & BB Batteries) Royal Artillery

HQ Royal Engineers

23rd Field Company, Royal Engineers
238th Field Company, Royal Engineers
248th Field Company, Royal Engineers
6th Field Park Company, Royal Engineers

Other H.Q. Troops

13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) [Divisional Cavalry].  Attached from G.H.Q. Troops
2nd Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment (Machine Gun). Attached from G.H.Q. Troops
1st Divisional Signals


1st (Guards) Infantry Brigade – (Brigadier M.B. Beckwith-Smith)

3rd Battalion, The Grenadier Guards
2nd Battalion, The Coldstream Guards
2nd Battalion, The Royal Hampshire Regiment
1st Infantry Brigade Anti-Tank Company


2nd Infantry Brigade – (Brigadier Charles Edward Hudson)

1st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
2nd Battalion, The North Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's)
6th Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders
2nd Infantry Brigade Anti-Tank Company


3rd Infantry Brigade – (Brig T.N.F. Wilson)

1st Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
2nd Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
1st Battalion, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry
3rd Infantry Brigade Anti-Tank Company