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British London District on 3 September 1939

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London District on 3 September 1939

London District: HQ Horse Guards, S.W. 1

The County of London, Warley (Foot Guards only), Rainham Rifle Range, Purfleet, Woolwich (for Territorial Army troops), the Guards depot at Caterham, Pirbright, and (for regular troops) Windsor.

 
	Regular Troops in the District

		Regular Troops

			The Life Guards: Hyde Park Barracks
			Royal Horse Guards (The Blues): Windsor
			1st Battalion, The Coldstream Guards: Chelsea Barracks (Attached to 7th Guards Infantry Brigade)
			1st Battalion, The Scots Guards: Chelsea Barracks
			1st, 2nd Battalions, The Irish Guards: Wellington Barracks
			2nd Battalion, The Welsh Guards: The Tower of London
			'K' Battery, The Royal Horse Artillery: St. John's Wood
			The Guards Depot: Caterham

		Militia in the District
	
			5th Infantry Training Group: Pirbirght

	Territorial Army Divisions and Brigades in the District

		22nd Heavy Armoured Brigade (Part)
			3rd, 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters): St. John's Wood

		1st London Division: HQ Finsbury Barracks, City Road, E.C. 1
			HQ Royal Artillery: Finsbury Barracks, City Road, E.C. 1
				64th (7th London) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
					HQ, 253rd (18th London) Bty: Fulham, S.E. 18
					254th (19th London) Bty: Shepards Bush, W. 12
				90th (City of London) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
					HQ, 357th (1st City of London), 358th (2nd City of London) Btys: Bloomsbury, W.C. 1
			HQ Royal Engineers: The Duke of York's HQ, Chelsea
				220th (2nd London) Field Company, RE: Chelsea
				223rd (2nd London) Field Park Company, RE: Chelsea
			1st Battalion, The Queen Victoria's Rifles, The King's Royal Rifle Corps M/C: 56 Davies Street, Berkley Square W1
			1st London Divisional Signals: 20 Atkins Road, Clapham Park

			1st London Infantry Brigade: HQ RHQ The Grenadier Guards, Birdcage Walk
				8th (1st City of London) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment): Handel Street, Bloomsbury WC1
				9th (2nd City of London) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment): 213 Balham High Road SW17
				1st Battalion, The London Irish Rifles, The Royal Ulster Rifles: Duke of York's HQ, Chelsea SW3

			2nd London Infantry Brigade: HQ Finsbury Barracks
				1st Battalion, The London Rifle Brigade, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own): 130 Bunhill Road EC1
				1st Battalion, The London Scottish, The Gordon Highlanders: 59 Buckingham Gate, Westminster SW1
				1st Battalion, The Queen's Westminsters, The King's Royal Rifle Corps: Queen's Hall, 58 Buckingham Gate, Westminster SW1

			3rd London Infantry Brigade: HQ RHQ The Grenadier Guards - Attached
				1st Rangers, The King's Royal Rifle Corps: 16 Chenies Street, Tottenham Court Road WC1
				2nd Rangers, The King's Royal Rifle Corps: Montague Street
				1st Tower Hamlet Rifles, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own): 66 Tredegar Road, Bow E3
				2nd Tower Hamlet Rifles, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own): Bow E3

		2nd London Division
			HQ Royal Artillery
				117th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
					HQ, 255th (20th London) Bty: Fulham, S.W. 6
					256th (17th London) Bty: Paddington, W. 2
				138th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
					HQ, 359th (3rd City of London), 360th (4th City of London) Btys: Bloomsbury, W.C. 1
			HQ Royal Engineers
				501st Field Company, RE: Chelsea
				502nd, 503rd Field Companies, RE: New Barnett
				504th Field Park Company, RE: New Barnett
			2nd Battalion, The Queen Victoria's Rifles, The King's Royal Rifle Corps M/C: 39 Gorsvenor Square, London
			2nd London Divisional Signals

			4th London Infantry Brigade
				11th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment): Fusilier Hall, Handel St. SW1
				12th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment): 213 Balham High Road SW17
				2nd Battalion, The London Irish Rifles, The Royal Ulster Rifles: Duke of York's HQ, Chelsea SW3

			5th London Infantry Brigade
				2nd Battalion, The London Rifle Brigade, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own): 130 Bunhill Road EC1
				2nd Battalion, The London Scottish, The Gordon Highlanders: 101 Grosvenor Road SW1
				2nd Battalion, The Queen's Westminsters, The King's Royal Rifle Corps: Pinner

			6th London Infantry Brigade: - Attached
				1st Battalion, Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) M-G: 190 Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith
				2nd Battalion, Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) M-G: Old Town Hall, Hammersmith

	The Officer Producing Group: HQ RHQ The Welsh Guards, Birdcage Walk
		The Inns of Court Regiment: 16 Stone Building, Lincoln's Inn
		2 (O.P.) Sections, 11th (Honourable Artillery Company) Royal Horse Artillery: Finsbury Barracks
		The Honourable Artillery Company Infantry Battalion: Finsbury Barracks
		The Artist's Rifles, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own): Armoury House, Duke's Road, Finsbury WC1

	Other Territorical Army Troops in the District
		11th Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (Honourable Artillery Company)(T.A.)
			HQ, A, B Btys: Armoury House, Finsbury, City Road, E.C. 1
		12th Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery, (Honourable Artillery Company)(T.A.)
			HQ, C, D Btys: Armoury House, Finsbury, City Road, E.C. 1
		91st (4th London) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
			HQ, 361st (5th London), 363rd (7th London) Btys: Lewisham, S.E. 13
		92nd (5th London) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
			HQ, 365th (9th London) Bty: Kennington Lane, London, S.E. 11
			368th (12th London) Bty: Woolwich, London, S.E. 11
		139th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
			HQ, 362nd (6th London), 364th (8th London) Btys: Lewisham, S.E. 13
		140th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
			HQ: Clapham Common, S.W. 4
			366th (10th London) Bty: Kennington Lane, London, S.E. 11
			367th (11th London) Bty: Woolwich, London, S.E. 11
		53rd (London) Medium Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
			HQ, 209th, 210th (London) Btys: Barnsbury
		64th Medium Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
			HQ, 211th, 212th (London) Btys: Barnsbury
		52nd (6th London) Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
			HQ, 205th (13th London), 206th (14th London), 207th (15th London), 208th (16th London) Btys: Brixton, S.W. 9
		62nd Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
			HQ, 245th-248th Btys: Stockwell, S.W. 9
		The Mobile Divisional Signals (1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex, Duke of Cambridge's Hussars), RCS: Chelsea
		The London Corps Signals, RCS: Putney Bridge
		216th, 217th, 218th (1st London) Field Companies, RE: Bethnal Green
		219th (1st London) Field Park Company, RE: Bethnal Green
		221st, 222nd (2nd London) Field Companies, RE: Chelsea
		294th, 295th, 296th Field Companies, RE: Barnett
		297th Field Park Company, RE: Barnett

	Supplementary Reserve Troops in the District

		102nd (London) Army Troops Company, RE: Bethnal Green
		151st, 152nd (Great Western) Railway Construction Companies, RE: Paddington Station
		HQ Railway Stores RE: Lambeth
		156th (Southern) Railway Stores Company, RE: Lambeth
		HQ Line of Communication Signals, RCS: Clapham Park
			No. 1, No. 4 (City of London) Companies
		No. 2 Company, Air Formation Signals, RCS: Putney Bridge
		Nos. 28, 29, 30 (London) Construction Sections, RCS: London
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