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British Eastern Command on 3 September 1939

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Eastern Command: HQ Horse Guards, S.W. 1

The Counties: Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex (except Purfleet and Rainham Rifle Ranges; and (when occupied by the Foot Guards) the Guard's Barracks at Warley), Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Middlesex, Kent, Sussex, and Surrey (Less portions in Aldershot Command and London District and Woolwich (exclusive of the Territorial Army Troops quartered there).

	Field Troops (Regular)

		4th Infantry Division: HQ Colchester
			5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards: Colchester
			2nd Battalion, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers M-G: Dover
			17th Field Regiment, RA: Woolwich
				10th/26th, 13th/92nd Field Batteries, RA
			22nd Field Regiment, RA: Shorncliffe
				32nd/33rd, 36th/55th Field Batteries, RA
			30th Field Regiment, RA: Colchester
				104th/111th, 112th/117th Field Batteries, RA
			14th Anti-Tank Regiment, RA: Colchester
				38th, 61st, 68th, 88th Anti-Tank Batteries, RA
			7th, 9th Field Companies, RE: Shorncliffe
			59th Field Company, RE: Canterbury
			18th Field Park Company, RE: Colchester
			4th Divisional Signals, RCS: Colchester

			10th Infantry Brigade: HQ Shorncliffe
				2nd Battalion, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment: Gravesend
				2nd Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry: Shorncliffe
				1st Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment: Shorncliffe
				10th Infantry Brigade Anti-Tank Company: Shorncliffe

			11th Infantry Brigade: HQ Colchester
				2nd Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers: Colchester
				1st Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment: Colchester
				1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry: Colchester
				11th Infantry Brigade Anti-Tank Company: Colchester

			12th Infantry Brigade: HQ Dover
				2nd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment): Dover
				1st Battalion, The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers): Dover
				1st Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment): Dover
				12th Infantry Brigade Anti-Tank Company: Dover

	Other Regular Troops in the Command

		Regular Troops in the Command

			13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own): Shorncliffe (Attached to 1st Infantry Division)
			17th/21st Lancers: Colchester
			2nd Battalion, The Essex Regiment: Brentwood
			27th Field Regiment, RA: Colchester
				21st/24th, 37th/47th Field Batteries, RA
			32nd Field Regiment, RA: Brighton
				107th/121st, 115th/120th Field Batteries, RA
			5th Medium Regiment, RA: Shoeburyness
				5th/17th, 20th/21st Medium Batteries, RA
			2nd Heavy Regiment, RA: Shoeburyness
				1st, 8th, 17th, 26th Heavy Batteries, RA
			Detachment, The Survey Battalion, RE: London
			The Signal Experimental Establishment, RCS: Woolwich
			Nos. 8, 10, 13 Artillery Signal Sections, RCS: Canterbury
			Eastern Command Signals, RCS: London

			Royal Artillery Fixed Defences, Eastern Ports: HQ Sheerness
				Dover Fire Command: Dover
				Thames Fire Command (21st Heavy Battery, RA): Shoeburyness
				Medway Fire Command: Sheerness
				Harwich Fire Command: Felixstowe

		Militia in the Command

			1st Infantry Training Group: Colchester
			2nd Infantry Training Group: Lydd
			Depot, Non-Combatant Labour Corps: Colchester

	East Anglia Area: HQ The Barracks, Hertford

Counties: Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire less the following:

	(i) 	Colchester - a 4th Infantry Division station
	(ii) 	Purfleet and Rainham Rifle Range, and Warley Barracks
          (when occupied by the Guards) - All under London District
	(iii) That portion of Essex in Chatham Area

			Regular Infantry Depots in the Area

				The Royal Norfolk Regiment: Norwich
				The Suffolk Regiment: Bury St. Edmunds
				The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment: Bedford
				The Essex Regiment: Warley
				The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own): Mill Hill

			Territorial Army Divisions and Brigades in the Area

				54th (East Anglia) Infantry Division: HQ The Barracks, Hertford
					HQ Royal Artillery: The Barracks, Hertford
						85th (East Anglian) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 337th (Essex) Bty: Stratford
							338th (Essex) Bty: Romford
						86th (East Anglian)(Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 342nd (Hertford) Bty: Hertford
							341st (St. Albans) Bty: St. Albans
						134th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 213th (Essex) Bty: Stratford, E. 15
							340th (Essex) Bty: Grays
						55th (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 220th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Bty: Swaffham
							217th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Bty: Bury St. Edmunds
							218th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Bty: St. Peters, Lowestoft
							219th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Bty: Norwich
					HQ Royal Engineers: Ashburnham Road, Bedford
						248th (East Anglia) Field Company, RE: Bedford (Attached to 3rd Infantry Division)
						249th (East Anglia) Field Company, RE: Luton
						286th Field Company, RE: Bedford
						289th Field Park Company, RE: Luton
					54th Divisional Signals, RCS: Bay Lodge, The Green, Stratford E15

					161st Infantry Brigade: HQ Drill Hall, Ongar Road, Brentwood
						1st/4th Battalion, The Essex Regiment: Ilford
						2nd/4th Battalion, The Essex Regiment: Ilford
						1st/5th Battalion, The Essex Regiment: Chelmsford
						2nd/5th Battalion, The Essex Regiment: Colchester
						5th (Hackney) Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's): 1 Hillman Street, Hackney E8
						7th (Stoke Newington) Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's): Stoke Newington

					162nd Infantry Brigade: HQ 20 Grosvenor Gardens SW1
						6th Battalion, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment: Luton
						1st Battalion, The Hertfordshire Regiment: Hertford
						2nd Battalion, The Hertfordshire Regiment

					163rd Infantry Brigade: HQ 22 Tombland, Norwich
						5th Battalion, The Royal Norfolk Regiment: Dereham
						6th Battalion, The Royal Norfolk Regiment: Norwich
						7th Battalion, The Royal Norfolk Regiment: King's Lynn

				18th Infantry Division
					HQ Royal Artillery
						105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Army Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 417th (Bedford) Bty : Bedford
							418th (Bedford) Bty: Biggleswade
						135th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 344th (Hitchin) Bty: Hitchin
							336th (Northampton) Bty: Peterborough
						148th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 420th (Bedford) Bty: Luton
							419th (Bedford) Bty: Dunstable
						65th Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 257th-260th Btys: Bury St. Edmunds
					HQ Royal Engineers: Cambridge
						287th Field Company, RE: Cambridge
						288th Field Company, RE: Norwich
						251st (East Anglia) Field Park Company, RE: Norwich
					18th Divisional Signals, RCS

					53rd Infantry Brigade (Embodied by 161st Infantry Brigade)
	
					54th Infantry Brigade
						4th Battalion, The Royal Norfolk Regiment: Norwich
						4th Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment: Ipswich
						5th Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment: Bury St. Edmunds

					55th Infantry Brigade
						5th Battalion, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment: Bedford
						1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment: Cambridge
						2nd Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment: Wisbech

			Other Territorial Army Troops in the Area

				1st/7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) M-G: Hornsey
				2nd/7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) M-G: Southgate
				1st/8th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) M-G: Hounslow
				2nd/8th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) M-G: Ruislip Manor
				104th Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (Essex Yeomanry) (T.A.)
					HQ, 414th (Essex Yeomanry) Bty: Brentwood
					339th (Essex Royal Horse Artillery) Bty: Colchester
				147th Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (Essex Yeomanry) (T.A.)
					HQ, 413th (Essex Yeomanry) Bty: Chelmsford
					431st Bty
				58th (Suffolk) Medium Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
					HQ, 229th, 230th (Suffolk) Btys: Ipswich
				67th Medium Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
					HQ, 232nd (Suffolk) Bty: Bury St. Edmunds
					231st (Suffolk) Bty: Sudbury
				Suffolk Heavy Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
					HQ, 176th Bty: Dovercourt
					166th Bty: Ipswich
				The Suffolk (Fortress) RE: Ipswich
					No. 1 (EL & W) Coy: Ipswich
				250th (East Anglia) Field Company, RE: Cambridge
				
	Chatham Area: HQ Chatham

From (all inclusive) Foulness Point (Essex) by a line drawn south to Shellness (Kent) ­ thence a line drawn south-west to Ladydane ­ thence along a road to Watling Street ­ thence Watling Street to road Faversham, Leaveland, Challock Lees, Chaning, Lenham, Harrietsham, Elsfleld, Hollingbourne ­ thence Pilgrim's Way via Detling, Burham, Snodland ­ thence via Pilgrim's Road to Trosley Towers ­ thence along road Wrotham-Gravesent to Northumberland Bottom thence Watling Street to Southern Railway Bridge at Springhead ­ thence northward along stream to River Thames, along south bank of River Thames to lighthouse on Swanscombe Marshes ­ thence by a line drawn northeast across the River Thames to Grays Thurrock Station (Essex) ­ thence along the main road to Stanford-le-Hope ­ thence northside of railway via South Benfleet to Southend Borough boundary ­ thence a line drawn northeast to lower Edward's Hull ­ thence along road Eastwood to Harp House ­ thence a line drawn south-east to Southchurch Lawn ­ thence a line due north to River Roach, along south bank of River Roach and south bank of River Crouch to Foulness Point.

			Regular Troops in the Area

				The Training Battalion, RE: Chatham
				The Depot Battalion, RE: Chatham

			Territorial Army Troops in the Area

				Thames and Medway Heavy Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
					HQ: Fort Clarence, Rochester
					167th (Kent) Bty: Gravesend
					169th (Kent) Bty: Sheerness
					175th (Essex), 192nd Btys: Southend-on-Sea

	Home Counties Area: HQ Woolwich

Woolwich (exclusive of Territorial Army troops in London District), Counties of Kent (less areas in Chatham Area and the 4th Division stations of Dover, Shorncliffe, Hythe and Lydd), Sussex, Surrey (less the eastern boundaries of the parishes of Chobham, Horsell and Woking through Woking) including portions of the parishes of Stoke-next-Guildford, St. Nicholas, Arlington, to the west of the railway.

			Regular Depots in the Area

				The Depot, The Royal Artillery: Woolwich
				The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey): Guildford
				The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment): Canterbury
				The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment): Hounslow
				The East Surrey Regiment: Kingston
				The Royal Sussex Regiment: Chichester
				The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment: Maidstone (3.9.39 as 224th ITC)

			Territorial Army Divisions and Brigades in the Area

				21st Army Tank Brigade (Part): HQ Chipperfield, near King's Langley
					42nd Royal Tank Regiment: 27 St. John's Hill, Clapham Junction SW11
					48th Royal Tank Regiment: Clapham Girl's High School, Clapham, London, SW11

				44th (Home Counties) Infantry Division: HQ Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich
					HQ Royal Artillery: Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich
						57th (Home Counties) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 225th, 226th (Brighton) Btys: Brighton
						58th (Sussex) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 229th (Eastbourne) Bty: Eastbourne
							230th (Hastings) Bty: St. Leonards
						65th (8th London) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 257th (21st London) Bty: Lee Green
							258th (22nd London) Bty: Plumstead, S.E. 18
						57th (East Surrey) Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 225th-228th Btys: Wimbledon
					HQ Royal Engineers: 10 Queen Street, Brighton
						208th (Sussex) Field Company, RE: Eastbourne
						209th (Sussex) Field Company, RE: Brighton
						210th (Sussex) Field Company, RE: Seaford
						211th (Sussex) Field Park Company, RE: Worthing
					44th Divisional Signals, RCS: Drill Hall, Stamford Brook Lodge, Ravenscourt Park

					131st Infantry Brigade: HQ Burwood House, 16 Caxton St. SW1 (HQ Eastern Sub-Area)
						1st/5th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey): Guildford
						1st/6th (Bermondsey) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey): 2 Jamaica Road, Bermondsey SE16
						1st/7th (Southwark) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey): 71 New Street, Walworth SE17

					132nd Infantry Brigade: HQ 66 Victoria St., London (HQ Central Sub-Area)
						1st/6th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment: Surbiton
						4th Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment: Tonbridge
						5th Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment: Bromley

					133rd Infantry Brigade: HQ Drill Hall, Victoria Road, Tunbridge Wells (HQ Western Sub-Area)
						4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment): Canterbury
						4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment: Horsham
						5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment: Hastings

				12th (Eastern) Infantry Division
					HQ Royal Artillery
						113th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ: Shoreham
							227th (Hove) Bty: Hove
							228th (Worthing) Bty: Worthing
						114th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 231st (Bexhill) Bty: Bexhill
							232nd (Hailsham) Bty: Hailsham
						118th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 259th (23rd London) Bty: Plumstead, S.E. 18
							260th (24th London) Bty: Lee Green
						67th Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
							HQ, 265th-268th Btys: Sutton
					HQ Royal Engineers: Eastbourne
						262nd Field Company, RE: Hastings
						263rd Field Company, RE: Eastbourne
						264th Field Company, RE: Lewes
						265th Field Park Company, RE: Eastbourne
					12th Divisional Signals, RCS

					35th Infantry Brigade
						2nd/5th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey): Woking
						2nd/6th (Bermondsey) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey): Richmond
						2nd/7th (Southwark) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey): St. George's Market

					36th Infantry Brigade
						2nd/6th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment: Richmond
						6th Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment: St. Mary's Cray
						7th Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment: Dartford

					37th Infantry Brigade
						5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment): Canterbury
						6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment: Worthing
						7th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment: Brighton

			Other Territorial Army Troops in the Area

				97th (Kent Yeomanry) Army Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
					HQ: Maidstone
					385th (Duke of Connaught's Own Yeomanry) Bty: Canterbury
					387th (Queen's Own Yeomanry) Bty: Bromley
				98th (Surrey and Sussex Yeomanry, Queen Mary's) Army Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
					HQ, 391st, 392nd (Surrey Yeomanry) Bty: Clapham Park, S.W. 4
				143rd Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
					HQ, 386th (Duke of Connaught's Own Yeomanry) Bty: Ashford
					388th (Queen's Own Yeomanry) Bty: Maidstone
				144th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
					HQ, 390th (Sussex Yeomanry) Bty: Chichester
					389th (Sussex Yeomanry) Bty: Brighton
				Kent and Sussex Heavy Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
					HQ, 168th (Kent) Bty: Dover
					159th (Sussex) Bty: Brighton
					170th (Kent) Bty: Ramsgate
				The Cinque Ports (Fortress) RE: Dover
					No. 1 (EL & W) Coy: Dover
				The Kent (Fortress) RE: Northfleet
					Nos. 1, 2, 3 (EL & W) Coys: Northfleet

	Supplementary Reserve Troops in the Command

		108th (Essex) Electrical and Mechanical Company, RE: Chelmsford
		No. 25 (Home Counties) Construction Section, RCS: Ravenscourt Park
		Nos. 61, 62 Line Sections, RCS: Guildford
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