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The Auxiliary Force, India (AFI) on 3 September 1939

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The Auxiliary Force, India (AFI) on 3 September 1939

Railway Units:

	The East Indian Railway Regiment
		1st Battalion: HQ Lillooah
		2nd Battalion: HQ Lucknow
	The Eastern Bengal Railway Battallon: HQ Sealdah
	The Great India Peninsula Railway Regiment
		1st Battalion: HQ Parel
		2nd Battalion: HQ Jhansi
	The Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway Regiment
		1st Battalion: HQ Lower Parel (Bombay)
		2nd Battallon: HQ Ajmer
	The Bengal and North Western Railway Battalion: HQ Gorakhpur
	The North Western Railway Battalion: HQ Lahore
	The South Indian Railway Battalion: HQ Trichinopoly
	The Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Rifles
		1st Battalion: HQ Perambur
		2nd Battallon: HQ Hubli
	The Bengal Nagpar Railway Battallon: HQ Kharagpur
	The Assam Bengal Railway Battalion: HQ Chittagong

The Contingents:

	The Agra Contingent: HQ Agra
		No. 17 (Agra) Field Battery, RA
		No. 5 (Agra) M-G Company

	The Allahabad Contingent: HQ Allahabad
		Detachment, United Provinces Horse (Southern Regiment)
		The Allahabad Rifles

	The Bangalore Contingent: HQ Bangalore
		The Bangalore Armoured Car Company
		The Bangalore Battalion

	The Bareilly Corps: HQ Bareilly
		The Bareilly Contingent: HQ Naini Tal
		No. 18 (Bareilly) Field Battery, RA

	The Bombay Contingent: HQ Bombay
		The Bombay Light Patrol
		No. 10 (Bombay) Battery, RA
		No. 3 (Bombay) Fortress Company, RE
		The Bombay Battalion

	The Cawnpore Contingent: HQ Cawnpore
		Detachment, United Provinces Horse (Southern Regiment)
		No. 20 (Cawnpore) Field Battery, RA
		The Cawnpore Rifles

	The Dehra Dun Contingent: HQ Dehra Dun
		3 Platoons, 1 W/T Section and 4 Motor Platoons
		
	The Delhi Contingent: HQ Delhi
		HQ, 1 Troop, 1 Company Infantry and 3 Motor Platoons

	The Karachi Corps: HQ Karachi
		No. 4 (Karachi) Fortress Company, RE
		3 D.L.S. Sections and 1 W/T Section
		The Sind Rifles
		No. 2 (Karachi) M-G Company
		2 Motor Platoons

	The Lucknow Contingent: HQ Lucknow
		Detachment, United Provinces Horse (Southern Regiment)
		No. 13 (Lucknow) Field Battery, RA
		The Lucknow Rifles

	The Madras Contingent: HQ Madras
		No. 3 (Madras) Field Battery, RA
		The Madras Guards
		No. 1 (Madras) Signal Company, RCS

	The Poona Contingent: HQ Poona
		The Poona Rifles
		No. 15 (Kirkee) Field Battery, RA: HQ Kirkee

	The Punjab Contingent: HQ Lahore
		The Punjab Light Horse
		The Punjab Rifles

Cavalry:

	The Bihar Light Horse: HQ Muzaffarpur
	The Calcutta Light Horse: HQ Calcutta
	The Surma Valley Light Horse: HQ Silchar
	The Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles: HQ Darjeeling
	The Southern Provinces Mounted Rifles: HQ Madras
	The Chota Nagpur Regiment: HQ Ranchi
	The Assam Valley Light Horse: HQ Dibrugarh

Artillery:

	The Bengal Artillery: HQ Barrackpore
	I (Calcutta Port Defence) Brigade: HQ Calcutta
	V (Cossipore) Field Brigade: HQ Cossipore

Engineers:

	No. 1 (Calcutta) Fortress Company, RE: HQ Calcutta

Infantry:

	The Nagpur Rifles: HQ Nagpur
	The Simla Rifles: HQ Simla
	The Calcutta and Presidency Battalion: HQ Calcutta
	The Nilgiri Malabar Battalion: HQ Ootacamund
	The Hyderabad Rifles: HQ Secunderabad
	The Eastern Bengal Company: HQ Dacca
	The East Coast Battalion: HQ Vizayapatam
	The Kolar Gold Fields Battalion: HQ Oorgaum
	The Calcutta Scottish: HQ Calcutta
	The Coorg and Mysore Company: HQ Mercara
	The Yercaud Company: HQ Yercaud
	The Bhusawal Company: HQ Bhusawal (Administered by 1st Battalion, The Great India Peninsula Railway Regiment)
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