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British Northern Command on 3 September 1939

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Northern Command on 3 September 1939


Northern Command: HQ York

Berwick-on-Tweed (except regular troops), Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire.

	Field Troops (Regular)

		5th Infantry Division: HQ Catterick Camp
			55th Field Company, RE: Catterick Camp
			5th Divisional Signals, RCS: Catterick Camp

			13th Infantry Brigade: HQ Catterick Camp
				2nd Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles): Catterick Camp
				2nd Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers: Catterick Camp
				2nd Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's): Catterick Camp

			15th Infantry Brigade: HQ Catterick Camp
				1st Battalion, The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wale's Own Regiment): Catterick Camp
				1st Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry: Catterick Camp
				1st York and Lancaster Regiment: Catterick Camp

	Other Regular Troops in the Command

		15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars: York (Attached to 3rd Infantry Division)
		7th Royal Tank Regiment: Catterick Camp
		7th Field Regiment, RA: Catterick Camp
			9th/17th, 16th/43rd Field Batteries
		20th Anti-Tank Regiment, RA: Catterick Camp (Attached to 3rd Infantry Division)
			41st, 45th, 67th, 99th Anti-Tank Batteries
		Depot, The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's): Catterick Camp (Temporarily)
		The Signal Training Centre, RCS: Catterick Camp
		The Depot, Training Battalions, RCS: Catterick Camp
		No. 4 Artillery Signal Section, RCS: Catterick Camp
		7th Tank Signal Section, RCS: Catterick Camp
		Northern Command Signals, RCS: York

		Royal Artillery Fixed Defences, Northern Ports: HQ Tynemouth Castle, Tynemouth
			Humber Fire Command: Hedon
			Tees and Hartlepool Fire Command: Hartlepool
			Tynemouth Fire Command: Tynemouth

	Northumbrian Area: HQ Darlington

Northumberland, Durham, North Riding of Yorkshire (excluding Catterick Area and Strensall Camp), the East Riding of Yorkshire, also Berwick-on-Tweed (except regular troops).

		Regular Infantry Depots

			The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers: Newcastle-on-Tyne
			The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own): Beverly
			The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment): Richmond
			The Durham Light Infantry: Newcastle-on-Tyne

		Territorial Army Divisions and Brigades in the Area

			25th Army Tank Brigade (Part)
				43rd Royal Tank Regiment: Newcastle-on-Tyne
				49th Royal Tank Regiment: Newcastle-on-Tyne

			50th (Northumbrian) Division: HQ Darlington
				HQ Royal Artillery: Reed Court, 7, Harewood Hill, Darlington
					72nd (Northumbrian) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
						HQ, 285th (1st Northumberland), 286th (2nd Northumberland) Btys: Newcastle-on-Tyne
					74th (Northumbrian) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
						HQ, 296th (4th Durham) Bty: South Shields
						293rd (1st Durham) Bty: Hebburn-on-Tyne
				HQ Royal Engineers: Newcastle-on-Tyne
					232nd (Northumbrian) Field Company, RE: Newcastle-on-Tyne
					505th Field Company, RE: Newcastle-on-Tyne
					235th (Northumbrian) Field Park Company, RE: Gateshead-on-Tyne
				4th Battalion, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers M/C: Newburn
				50th Divisional Signals, RCS: Darlington

				150th Infantry Brigade: HQ Malton
					4th Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own): Hull
					4th Battalion, The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment): Guisborough
					5th Battalion, The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment): Scarborough

				151st Infantry Brigade: HQ Durham
					6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry: Bishop Auckland
					8th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry: Durham
					9th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry: Gateshead
					
			23rd (Northumbrian) Division
				HQ Royal Artillery
					124th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
						HQ: Cowgate
						287th (3rd Northumbrian) Bty: Blyth
						288th (4th Northumbrian) Bty: Newcastle-on-Tyne
					125th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
						HQ: Sunderland
						294th (2nd Durham), 295th (3rd Durham) Btys: South Shields
				HQ Royal Engineers: Newcastle-on-Tyne
					233rd (Northumbrian) Field Company, RE: Jarrow-on-Tyne
					507th Field Company, RE: Newcastle-on-Tyne
					508th Field Park Company, RE: Newcastle-on-Tyne
				8th Battalion, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers M/C: Prudhoe
				23rd Divisional Signals, RCS

				69th Infantry Brigade
					5th Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own): Hull
					6th Battalion, The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment): Middlesborough
					7th Battalion, The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment): Bridlington

				70th Infantry Brigade: HQ Durham
					10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry: Shildon
					11th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry: Chester-le-Street
					12th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry: Teams

		Other Territorial Army Troops in the Area

			The Northumberland Hussars: Newcastle-on-Tyne
			1st East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry: Walton Street, Hull
			2nd East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry: Hull
			7th Battalion, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers M-G: Alnwick
			9th Battalion, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers M-G: Alnwick
			4th (Durham) Survey Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
				HQ, A, B Btys: Gateshead-on-Tyne
			6th Survey Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
				HQ, A, B Btys: Gateshead-on-Tyne
			234th (Northumbrian) Field Company, RE: Gateshead-on-Tyne
			506th Field Company, RE: Newcastle-on-Tyne

		Coast Defence, Territorial Army, in the Area

			Tynemouth Heavy Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
				HQ, 151st, 152nd Btys: Blyth
			East Riding Heavy Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
				HQ, 182nd, 183rd Btys: Hull
			Durham Heavy Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
				HQ, 174th, 187th Btys: Hartlepool
			The North Riding Fortress RE: Middlesbrough
				No. 1 (EL & W Coy): Middlesbrough
			The East Riding (Fortress) RE: Hull
				No. 1 (EL & W) Coy: Hull
			The Tyne Electrical Engineers RE: Tynemouth
				No. 1 (Electrical Light and Work) Company: Tynemouth

	West Riding Area: HQ York

West Riding of Yorkshire, County Borough of York, Strensall Camp, Lincolnshire, Rutlandshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

		Regular Infantry Depots

			The Lincolnshire Regiment: Lincoln
			The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own)
			The Leicestershire Regiment: Leicester
			The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding): Halifax
			The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment): Derby
			The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry: Pontefract
			The York and Lancaster Regiment: Pontefract

		Militia in the Area

			4th Infantry Training Group: Ripon
			1st Field Depot Royal Artillery: Harrogate
			Training Battalion, RE: Ripon
			Royal Corps of Signals Anti-Aircraft Training Battalion, RCS: Harrogate

		Territorial Army Divisions and Brigades in the Area

			5th Cavalry Brigade: HQ 19, St. Mary's, Bootham, York
				The Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own): York
				The Yorkshire Dragoons (Queen's Own): Doncaster
				The Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers): Newark

			49th (West Riding) Infantry Division: HQ Clifton, York
				HQ Royal Artillery: Lumley Barracks, Burton Stone Lane, York
					69th (West Riding) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
						HQ, 273rd (1st West Riding) Bty: Leeds
						274th (2nd West Riding) Bty: Bramley
					70th (West Riding) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
						HQ, 277th (4th West Riding), 279th (6th West Riding) Btys: Bradford
					71st (West Riding) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
						HQ, 281st (7th West Riding), 282nd (8th West Riding) Btys: Sheffield
					58th (Duke of Wellington's) Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
						HQ, 229th-232nd Btys: Halifax
				HQ Royal Engineers: Sheffield
					228th, 229th, 230th (West Riding) Field Companies, RE: Sheffield
					231st (West Riding) Field Park Company, RE: Sheffield
				49th Divisional Signals: Leeds

				146th Infantry Brigade: HQ Doncaster
					4th Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment: Lincoln
					1st/4th Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry: Wakefield
					The Hallamshire Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment: Sheffield

				147th Infantry Brigade: HQ Rastrick, Brighouse
					1st/5th Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own): York
					1st/6th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding): Skipton-in-Craven
					1st/7th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding): Milnsbridge

				148th Infantry Brigade: HQ Nottingham
					1st/5th Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment: Loughborough
					1st/5th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment): Derby
					8th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment): Newark

			46th (North Midland and West Riding) Infantry Division
				HQ Royal Artillery
					121st Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
						HQ, 275th (3rd West Riding) Bty: Leeds
						276th (11th West Riding) Bty: Ilkley
					122nd Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
						HQ, 278th (5th West Riding) Bty: Halifax
						280th (10th West Riding) Bty: Otley
					123rd Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
						HQ, 283rd (9th West Riding) Bty: Sheffield
						284th (12th West Riding) Bty: Rotherham
					68th Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
						HQ, 269th-272nd Btys: Bridlington
				HQ Royal Engineers
					270th, 271st, 272nd Field Companies, RE: Sheffield
					273rd Field Park Company, RE: Sheffield
				46th Divisional Signals

				137th Infantry Brigade
					2nd/5th Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own): Leeds
					2nd/6th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding): Keighley
					2nd/7th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding): Huddersfield

				138th Infantry Brigade
					6th Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment: Grantham
					2nd/4th Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry: Wakefield
					6th Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment: Sheffield

				139th Infantry Brigade
					2nd/5th Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment: Leicester
					2nd/5th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment): Derby
					9th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment): Newark

		Other Territorial Troops in the Area

			The Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert's Own): Leicester
			1st, 2nd Derbyshire Yoemanry: Derby
			107th Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomany) (T.A.)
				HQ, 425th, 426th (South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomanry) Btys: Nottingham
			150th Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomany) (T.A.)
				HQ, 434th, 435th Btys: Nottingham
			60th (North Midland) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
				HQ, 237th (Lincoln) Bty: Lincoln
				238th (Lincoln) Bty: Grimsby
			115th Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
				HQ, 239th (Leicester) Bty: Leicester
				240th (Nottinghamshire Royal Horse Artillery) Bty: Nottingham
			53rd (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
				HQ, 157th-159th Btys: Doncaster
			57th (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
				HQ, 169th-171st Btys: Doncaster
			45th Royal Tank Regiment: Leeds (Attached to 24th Army Tank Brigade)
			51st Royal Tank Regiment: Morley (Attached to 25th Army Tank Brigade)
			The North Midland Corps Signals, RCS: Derby

	Supplementary Reserve Troops in the Command

		106th (West Riding) Army Troops Company, RE: Doncaster
		107th (North Riding) Army Troops Company, RE: Middlesbrough
		150th (London and North East) Railway Construction Company, RE: Cambridge
		HQ Railway Operating Group RE: Leeds
		153rd (London and North East) Railway Operating Company, RE: Cambridge
		155th (London, Midland and Scottish) Railway Workshop Company, RE: Derby
		No. 1 Docks Group, RE: York
		No. 2 Docks Group, RE: Crewe
		HQ Air Formation Signals, RCS: Leeds
			Nos. 1, 3 (West Riding) Companies: Leeds
			No. 5 Company: Bradford
				
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