Some of the details on this page relating to unit commanders, companies, platoons, etc, have been taken from Who Was Who by C. van Roekel, published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum, Oosterbeek, 1992. I am indebted to the Society of Friends for granting me permission to use extracts from their book. Numerous additional details have been contributed courtesy of Bob Hilton.

 

Details of unit strengths and casualties, etc, have been taken from "Arnhem 1944" by Martin Middlebrook. "Went in" figures indicate the total unit strength present in Arnhem, but may not represent their full operational strength as some elements were not air-transportable and were to have been reunited via the Sea Tail following a successful conclusion to Market Garden. "Died" includes all those killed in action, deaths as a result of atrocities or escape attempts immediately following the aftermath of the battle, and anyone who died from their wounds up until the end of 1944. "Evacuated" are those who assembled across the Rhine on the 26th September. "Missing" represents those taken prisoner during the battle, though a number of these men may have subsequently escaped and rejoined their units.

 

Divisional HQ and Defence Platoon

Commander : Major-General Roy Urquhart

GSO 1 (Operations) : Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Mackenzie

GSO 2 (Air) : Major David Madden

GSO 2 (Intelligence) : Major Hugh Maguire

Commander Royal Artillery : Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Loder-Symonds

Commander Royal Engineers : Lieutenant-Colonel Eddie Myers

Commander Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers : Captain A. F. Ewens

Commander Royal Army Service Corps : Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Packe

Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General : Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Preston

Assistant Director of Medical Services : Colonel Graeme Warrack

Assistant Director of Ordnance Services : Lieutenant-Colonel Gerald Mobbs

Assistant Provost Marshal : Major O. P. Haig

Defence Platoon :  Lieutenant A. D. Butterworth

 

Based at Fulbeck Hall. Flew in 7 C-47's from Barkston Heath and Saltby, and 29 Horsas from Fairford, Down Ampney, and Manston.

Went in: 142 men    Died: 14    Evacuated: 70    Missing: 58

 

 

1st Parachute Brigade

 

Brigade HQ and Defence Platoon

Commander : Brigadier Gerald Lathbury

Brigade Major : Major Tony Hibbert

 

Based at Syston Old Hall. Flew in 9 C-47's from Barkston Heath, and (believed) 8 Horsas from Blakehill Farm.

Went in: 82 men    Died: 5    Evacuated: 3    Missing: 74

 

1st Parachute Battalion

Battalion Headquarters

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel David Dobie

Headquarters/Support Company : Captain J. A. E. Davies

        Signals Platoon : Lieutenant J. J. Lasenby

        Assault Platoon : Lieutenant W. J. F. Sutton

        Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant G. E. Guyon

        Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant J. Gardiner

R Company : Major John Timothy

        No.1 Platoon : Lieutenant F. H. Greenhalgh

        No.2 Platoon : Lieutenant G. Kilmartin

        No.3 Platoon : Lieutenant R. A. Halstead

S Company : Major Ronnie Stark

        No.5 Platoon : Lieutenant B. J. Gick

        No.6 Platoon : Lieutenant R. A. J. Bingley

        No.7 Platoon : Lieutenant R. H. B. Feltham

T Company : Major Chris Perrin-Brown

        No.9 Platoon : Lieutenant J. T. McFadden

        No.10 Platoon : Lieutenant Eric Davies

        No.11 Platoon : Lieutenant Jack Helingoe

 

Based at Grimsthorpe Castle and Bourne. Flew in 34 C-47's from Barkston Heath, vehicles in 7 Horsas from Keevil and a Hamilcar from Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 548    Died: 82    Evacuated: 89 or 108 (reports differ)    Missing: 377 or 358

 

2nd Parachute Battalion

Battalion Headquarters

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel John Frost

        Second-in-Command : Major David Wallis

        Adjutant : Captain Duncan McLean

        Intelligence Officer : Lieutenant Clifford D. Boiteux-Buchanan

        Liaison Officer : Lieutenant James Flavell

        Medical Officer : Captain James Logan

        Chaplain : Captain/Reverend Bernard Egan

        Regimental Sergeant Major : RSM G. Strachan

Headquarters Company : Major Francis Tate

        Signals Platoon : Lieutenant J. G. Blunt

        Quartermaster : Lieutenant John Thomas Parker

        Administration Officer : Lieutenants Tom Ainslie and Albert Tannenbaum

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM J. E. Bishop

Support Company : Captain Stanley Panter

        Assault Platoon : Lieutenants Donald Douglass and William Dormer

        Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant Reginald Woods

        Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant John Monsell

A Company

        Commander : Major Digby Tatham-Warter

        Second-in-Command : Captain Tony Frank

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM Dennis Meads

        No.1 Platoon : Lieutenant Robin Vlasto

        No.2 Platoon : Lieutenant Jack Grayburn

        No.3 Platoon : Lieutenant Andrew McDermont

B Company

        Commander : Major Douglas Crawley

        Second-in-Command : Captain Francis Hoyer-Millar

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM William Scott

        No.4 Platoon : Lieutenant Hugh Levien

        No.5 Platoon : Lieutenant Colin Stanford

        No.6 Platoon : Lieutenant Peter Cane

C Company

        Commander : Major Victor Dover

        Second-in-Command : Captain Dicky Morton

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM D. R. Tasker

        No.7 Platoon : Lieutenant David Russell

        No.8 Platoon : Lieutenant Ian Russell

        No.9 Platoon : Lieutenant Peter Barry

 

Based at Stoke Rochford and Grantham. Flew in 34 C-47's from Saltby, vehicles in 7 Horsas from Keevil and a Hamilcar from Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 525 men    Died: 57    Evacuated: 16    Missing: 452

 

3rd Parachute Battalion

Battalion Headquarters

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel John Fitch

Headquarters Company : Major J. I. Houston

        Signals Platoon : Lieutenant J. Pryce

        Assault/Pioneer Platoon : Lieutenant H. D. Burwash

        Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant Stanley Gillespie

        Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant M. J. Dickson

A Company : Major Mervyn Dennison

        No.1 Platoon : Lieutenant Raymond Bussell

        No.2 Platoon : Lieutenant A. R. Baxter

        No.3 Platoon : Lieutenant B. P. Ash

B Company : Major Peter Waddy

        No.4 Platoon : Lieutenant E. A. James

        No.5 Platoon : Lieutenant Jimmy Cleminson

        No.6 Platoon : Lieutenant G. T. Hill

C Company : Major Peter Lewis

        No.7 Platoon : Lieutenant Peter Hibburt

        No.8 Platoon : Lieutenant G. M. Infield

        No.9 Platoon : Lieutenant Len Wright

 

Based at Spalding. Flew in 34 C-47's from Saltby, vehicles in 7 Horsas from Keevil and a Hamilcar from Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 588 men    Died: 65    Evacuated: 28    Missing: 495

 

1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA

Battery Headquarters

        Commander : Major Bill Arnold

A Troop : Lieutenant E. E. Clapham

B Troop : Lieutenant P. McFarlane

C Troop : Lieutenant Ted Shaw

D Troop : Lieutenant J. T. Lewis

P Troop : Lieutenant J. Casey

Z Troop : Lieutenant MacNaught

 

Based at Heckington and Helpringham, with P Troop at Tarrant Rushton. Flew in 30 Horsas from Manston (mostly) and Blakehill Farm, P Troop in 8 Hamilcars from Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 191 men    Died: 24    Evacuated: 52    Missing: 115

 

1st Parachute Squadron, RE

Squadron Headquarters

        Commander : Major Douglas Murray

A Troop : Captain Eric Mackay

B Troop : Captain T. J. Livesey

C Troop : Captain W. Cox

 

Based at Donington. Flew in 9 C-47's from Barkston Heath, and 4 Horsas from Keevil.

Went in: 143 men    Died: 20    Evacuated: 13    Missing: 110

 

16 Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel E. Townsend

 

Based at Culverthorpe. Flew in 6 C-47's from Barkston Heath and Saltby, and 6 Horsas from Keevil

Went in: 135 men    Died: 6    Evacuated: 0    Missing: 129

 

 

4th Parachute Brigade

 

Brigade HQ and Defence Platoon

Commander : Brigadier John Hackett

Brigade Major : Major Charles Dawson

 

Based at Knossington Grange. Flew in 8 C-47's from Spanhoe and 1 C-47 with Advance Party from Barkston Heath, and 8 Horsas from Keevil.

Went in: 86 men    Died: 12    Evacuated: 43   Missing: 31

 

10th Parachute Battalion

Battalion Headquarters

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Ken Smyth

Headquarters Company : Major Charles Ashworth

        Signals Platoon : Lieutenant J. Clark

Support Company : Major F. W. Lindley

        Assault Platoon : Lieutenant L. E. S. Trehearn

        Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant Roy Dodd

        Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant Herbert Radcliff

A Company : Major Pat Anson

        No.3 Platoon : Lieutenant Leslie Kiaer

        No.4 Platoon : Lieutenant Patrick Mackey

        No.5 Platoon : Lieutenant J. Howard

B Company : Major Peter Warr

        No.10 Platoon : Lieutenant A. E. Baker

        No.11 Platoon : Lieutenant H. M. Broadway

        No.12 Platoon : Lieutenant William Burgess

D Company : Major Cedric Horsfall

        No.16 Platoon : Lieutenant J. R. Proctor

        No.17 Platoon : Lieutenant P. B. Mackenzie

        No.18 Platoon : Lieutenant Peter Saunders

 

Based at Somerby, Thorpe Satchville, Burgh-on-the-Hill, and Twyford. Flew in 33 C-47's from Spanhoe and 1 C-47 with Advance Party from Barkston Heath, vehicles in 7 Horsas from Keevil and a Hamilcar from Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 582 men    Died: 92    Evacuated: 86    Missing: 404

 

11th Parachute Battalion

Battalion Headquarters

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel George Lea

Headquarters Company : Major D. R. W. Webber

        Signals Platoon : Lieutenant W. G. Fleet

Support Company : Captain Frank King

        Assault Platoon : Lieutenant Frank Crawford

        Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant Reginald Thomas

        Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant James Rogerson

A Company : Major David Gilchrist

        No.1 Platoon : Lieutenant A. A. Vickers

        No.2 Platoon : Lieutenant W. A. P. Grose

        No.3 Platoon : Lieutenant R. Wood

B Company : Major Guy Blacklidge

        No.4 Platoon : Lieutenant Wilfred Speke

        No.5 Platoon : Lieutenant A. L. T. Hoyle

        No.6 Platoon : Lieutenant J. E. Blackwood

C Company : Major Peter Milo

        No.7 Platoon : Lieutenant R. de Courcy Peele

        No.8 Platoon : Lieutenant K. F. Bell

        No.9 Platoon : Lieutenant G. H. Fitzgerald

 

Based at Melton Mowbray. Flew in 33 C-47's from Saltby and 1 C-47 with Advance Party from Barkston Heath, vehicles in 7 Horsas from Keevil and 1 Hamilcar from Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 571 men    Died: 92    Evacuated: 72    Missing: 407

 

156th Parachute Battalion

Battalion Headquarters

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Richard Des Voeux

Headquarters Company : Major Michael Page

        Signals Platoon : Lieutenant D. J. Suter

Support Company : Captain Tom Wainwright

        Anti Tank Platoon : Lieutenant Michael Cambier

        Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant Ronald Adams

        Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant J. F. Noble

A Company : Major John Pott

        No.3 Platoon : Sergeant W. Griffiths 

        No.4 Platoon : Lieutenant Stanley Watling

        No.5 Platoon : Lieutenant Lindsay Delacour

B Company : Major John Waddy

        No.6 Platoon : Lieutenant R. W. Wood

        No.7 Platoon : Lieutenant John Davison

        No.8 Platoon : Lieutenant D. Kayne

C Company : Major Geoffrey Powell

        No.9 Platoon : Lieutenant N. R. Willcock

        No.10 Platoon : Sergeant J. A. Black

        No.11 Platoon : Lieutenant William Donaldson

 

Based in and around Melton Mowbray. Flew in 33 C-47's from Saltby and 1 C-47 with Advance Party from Barkston Heath, vehicles in 7 Horsas from Keevil and 1 Hamilcar from Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 621-625 men    Died: 98    Evacuated: 68    Missing: 455-459

 

2nd (Oban) Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA

Battery Headquarters

        Commander : Major A. Haynes

E Troop : Lieutenant Robert Glover

F Troop : Lieutenant Robert McLaren

G Troop : Lieutenant L. O. Harding

H Troop : Lieutenant F. W. Ellis

X Troop : Lieutenant George Paull

 

Based at Harrowby. Flew in 24 Horsas from Blakehill Farm and 8 Hamilcars from Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 168 men    Died: 25    Evacuated: 37    Missing: 106

 

4th Parachute Squadron, RE

Squadron Headquarters

        Commander : Major Aeneas Perkins

No.1 Troop : Captain J. G. A. Smith

No.2 Troop : Captain J. J. McCormie

No.3 Troop : Captain Henry Brown

 

Based at Uppingham. Flew in 9 C-47's from Spanhoe, and 4 Horsas from Keevil.

Went in: 155 men    Died: 19    Evacuated: 64    Missing: 72

 

133 Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel W. Alford

 

Based at Barleythorpe Hall. Flew in 6 C-47's from Spanhoe and Saltby, and 6 Horsas from Keevil.

Went in: 129 men    Died: 6 (not including one officer in the sea tail)    Evacuated: 3    Missing: 120

 

 

1st Airlanding Brigade

 

Brigade HQ and Defence Platoon

Commander : Brigadier Philip Hicks

Deputy Commander : Colonel Hilaro Barlow

Brigade Major : Major Charles Anthony Howell Bruce Blake

 

Based at Woodhall Spa. Flew in 11 Horsas from Broadwell.

Went in: 69 men    Died: 7    Evacuated: 39    Missing: 23

 

1st Battalion The Border Regiment

Battalion Headquarters

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Tommy Haddon

Headquarters Company : Major Dennis Morrisey

        Signals Platoon : Lieutenant Joe Hardy

        Pioneer Platoon : Lieutenant Alan Cox

Support Company : Major Richard Stewart

        Mortar Group : Captain Barry Ingram

        No.23 Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant Mike Holman

        No.24 Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant Blain Coulthard

        Anti Tank Group : Captain Robert Reese

        No.25 Anti Tank Platoon : Lieutenant J. A. Howe

        No.26 Anti Tank Platoon : Lieutenant Edward Newport

        Medium Machine Gun Group : Captain T. W. I. Cleasby

        No.27 Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant Joe Tate

        No.28 Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant John McCartney

A Company : Major Thomas Montgomery

        No.7 Platoon : Lieutenant Pat Baillie

        No.8 Platoon : Lieutenant T. W. Aasen

        No.9 Platoon : Lieutenant Robert Coulston

        No.10 Platoon : Lieutenant Edmund Scrivener

B Company : Major Tommy Armstrong

        No.11 Platoon : Lieutenant Stanley Barnes

        No.12 Platoon : Lieutenant A. R. Royall

        No.13 Platoon : Lieutenant John Wellbelove

        No.14 Platoon : Sergeant Thomas Watson 

C Company : Major William Neill

        No.15 Platoon : Lieutenant P. G. Boville

        No.16 Platoon : Lieutenant G. W. Comper

        No.17 Platoon : Lieutenant R. C. Crittenden

        No.18 Platoon : Lieutenant Alan Roberts

D Company : Major Charles Breese

        No.19 Platoon : Lieutenant Jack Bainbridge

        No.20 Platoon : Lieutenant Alan Green

        No.21 Platoon : Lieutenant Philip Holt

        No.22 Platoon : Lieutenant George Brown

 

Based at Woodhall Spa, with B Company at Bardney. Flew in 56 Horsas from Broadwell and Blakehill Farm, and a Hamilcar from Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 788 men    Died: 121    Evacuated: 235    Missing: 432

 

2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment

Battalion Headquarters

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Derek McCardie

Headquarters Company : Major John Simonds

        Signals Platoon : Lieutenant H. H. L. Cartwright

        Pioneer Platoon : Lieutenant E. F. Walters

Support Company : Major John Buchanan

        Mortar Group : Captain A. H. Willcocks

        No.1 Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant J. Reynolds

        No.2 Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant L. Withers

        Medium Machine Gun Group : Unknown

        No.1 Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant C. J. MacDonnell

        No.2 Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant W. A. Harvie

        Anti Tank Group : Captain G. C. Woodward

        No.1 Anti Tank Platoon : Lieutenant E. H. D. Butler

        No.1 Anti Tank Platoon : Unknown

A Company : Major T. B. Lane

        No.7 Platoon : Lieutenant W. C. Withnall

        No.8 Platoon : Lieutenant A. E. Barker

        No.9 Platoon : Lieutenant R. A. Barrett

        No.10 Platoon : Lieutenant G. W. Glassborow

B Company : Major Robert Cain

        No.11 Platoon : Lieutenant K. D. Taylor

        No.12 Platoon : Lieutenant G. Dupenois

        No.13 Platoon : Lieutenant C. Norwood

        No.14 Platoon : Lieutenant J. Sharp

C Company : Major Philip Wright

        No.15 Platoon : Lieutenant Philip Hart Turner

        No.16 Platoon : Lieutenant P. B. Evans

        No.17 Platoon : Lieutenant D. K. Edwards

        No.18 Platoon : Lieutenant J. Badger

D Company : Major J. E. Phillp

        No.19 Platoon : Lieutenant A. E. Boustead

        No.20 Platoon : Lieutenant J. E. Hardman-Mountford

        No.21 Platoon : Lieutenant Ernest Roebuck

        No.22 Platoon : Lieutenant J. E. Erskine

 

Based at Woodhall Spa. Flew to Arnhem over two days in 62 Horsas from Manston and Broadwell, and a Hamilcar from Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 767 men    Died: 85    Evacuated: 124    Missing: 558

 

7th (Galloway) Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers

Battalion Headquarters

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Payton-Reid

        Chaplain : Captain / Reverend James Morrison

Headquarters Company : Major Alexander Cochran

        Signals Platoon : Lieutenant William James Melville Lamond

        Pioneer Platoon : Lieutenant J. Chrystal

Support Company : Major Henry Hill

        Mortar Group : Captain G. W. Steer

        No.1 Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant C. M. Pelissier

        No.2 Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant Alexander Crighton

        Medium Machine Gun Group : Captain J. W. Coulthard

        No.1 Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant A. W. Robertson-Durham

        No.2 Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant T. E. Donaldson

        Anti Tank Group : Captain B. Bannatyne

        No.1 Anti Tank Platoon : Lieutenant A. Hannah

        No.2 Anti Tank Platoon : Lieutenant Arthur Sharples

A Company : Major Robert Buchanan

        No.1 Platoon : Lieutenant L. Kane

        No.2 Platoon : Lieutenant D. A. Cameron

        No.3 Platoon : Lieutenant G. S. MacDonald

        No.4 Platoon : Lieutenant James Strang

B Company : Major M. B. Forman

        No.5 Platoon : Lieutenant Alexander Murray

        No.6 Platoon : Lieutenant E. R. E. Carter

        No.7 Platoon : Lieutenant C. Doig

        No.8 Platoon : Lieutenant C. J. Ashley 

C Company : Major G. M. Dinwiddie

        No.9 Platoon : Lieutenant Adam Hunter

        No.10 Platoon : Lieutenant Albert Wayte

        No.11 Platoon : Lieutenant M. L. Kaufmann

        No.12 Platoon : Lieutenant Jim Taylor

D Company : Major Gordon Sherriff

        No.13 Platoon : Lieutenant Joseph Hunter

        No.14 Platoon : Lieutenant W. G. Beddoe

        No.15 Platoon : Lieutenant Albert Kipping

        No.16 Platoon : Lieutenant P. B. Mason

 

Based at Woodhall Spa. Flew in 56 Horsas from Down Ampney and Blakehill Farm, and a Hamilcar from Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 765 men    Died: 112    Evacuated: 76    Missing: 577

 

181 Airlanding  Field Ambulance, RAMC

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Marrable

 

Based at Stenigot House and Martin. Flew in 12 Horsas from Down Ampney.

Went in: 137 men    Died: 5    Evacuated: 10    Missing: 122

 

 

Divisional Units

 

1st Airlanding Light Regiment, RA

Regimental Headquarters

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel 'Sheriff' Thompson

        Second-in-Command : Major George Francis de Gex

        Acting Adjutant : Lieutenant A. P. Humphries

        Intelligence Officer : Lieutenant R. Corben

        Survey Officer : Lieutenant Rod Pearson

        Regimental Medical Officer : Captain R. Martin

        Chaplain : Captain/Reverend S. Thorne

        Regimental Sergeant Major : RSM J. Siely

1st Airlanding Light Battery

        Commander : Major Arthur Norman-Walker

        Battery Captain : Captain J. B. Dickinson

        Command Post Officer : Lieutenant C. W. Fogarty

        Assistant Command Post Officer : Lieutenant D. C. C. Siggins

        Battery Sergeant Major : BSM A. J. Jemmett

        A Troop

                Commander : Captain J. H. D. Lee (Forward Observation Officer, 1st Border)

                Troop Leader : Lieutenant R. G. Staddon

                Gun Position Officer : Lieutenant T. R. Barron

                Troop Sergeant Major : TSM A. E. Reed

                A-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant R. Gibson

                B-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant A. W. Elliott

                C-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant R. McLeod

                D-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant D. Sinclair

        B Troop

                Commander : Captain John Walker (Forward Observation Officer, 7th KOSB)

                Troop Leader : Lieutenant K. C. Halliday

                Gun Position Officer : Lieutenant I. O. Meikle

                Troop Sergeant Major : TSM Richard Barrett

                E-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant H. G. Harvey

                F-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant J. Fellows

                G-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant J. Daly

                H-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant H. Simmonite (1st Sea Tail)

                H-SUB Acting Gun Commander : Bombardier A. S. Jacobs

2nd Airlanding Light Battery

        Commander : Major James Linton

        Battery Captain : Captain Basil Anthony Bethune Taylor

        Command Post Officer : Lieutenant C. S. Leitch

        Assistant Command Post Officer : Lieutenant R. Corben (Attached from Regimental HQ)

        Battery Sergeant Major : BSM W. A. Goodman

        C Troop

                Commander : Captain Peter Chard (Forward Observation Officer, 156th Battalion)

                Troop Leader : Lieutenant K. G. White (Forward Observation Officer, 10th Battalion)

                Gun Position Officer : Lieutenant Adrian Donaldson

                Troop Sergeant Major : TSM E. V. Morgan

                A-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant S. E. Hardy

                B-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant H. P. Clarke

                C-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant L. G. Turner

                D-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant L. N. Atkins

        D Troop

                Commander : Captain Percy Taylor (Forward Observation Officer, 11th Battalion)

                Gun Position Officer : Lieutenant J. H. Woods

                Troop Sergeant Major : TSM J. Jubb

                A-SUB Gun Commander : Lance-Sergeant E. Prentice

                B-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant W. Fletcher

                C-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant Eric Newland

                D-SUB Gun Commander : Sergeant F. McAdam

3rd Airlanding Light Battery

        Commander : Major Dennis Munford

        Battery Captain : Captain D. Lindsay

        Command Post Officer : Lieutenant Peter Wilkinson

        Assistant Command Post Officer : Lieutenant J. W. Widdicombe

        Battery Sergeant Major : BSM A. Garnett

        E Troop

                Commander : Captain Tony Harrison (Forward Observation Officer, 2nd Battalion)

                Troop Leader : Lieutenant A. V. Driver (Forward Observation Officer, 1st Battalion)

                Gun Position Officer : Lieutenant N. F. Farrands

                Troop Sergeant Major : TSM D. Lawson

                E1 GUN Gun Commander : Sergeant Horace F. Marriott

                E2 GUN Gun Commander : Sergeant J. E. Coates

                E3 GUN Gun Commander : Sergeant J. H. Wyatt

                E4 GUN Gun Commander : Sergeant D. C. Hardie

        F Troop

                Commander : Captain Tudor Griffiths (Forward Observation Officer, 3rd Battalion)

                Troop Leader : Lieutenant F. P. D. Moore

                Gun Position Officer : Lieutenant T. A. Conlin

                Troop Sergeant Major : TSM T. W. Kent

                F1 GUN Gun Commander : Sergeant H. E. L. Leahy

                F2 GUN Gun Commander : Sergeant R. C. McBain

                F3 GUN Gun Commander : Sergeant A. J. Newman

                F4 GUN Gun Commander : Sergeant L. Dunk

 

Based at Boston. Flew in 57 Horsas from Fairford, Blakehill Farm, Down Ampney, Manston and Keevil on the First Lift; No.2 Battery and remainder flew in 33 Horsas from Manston on the Second Lift.

Went in: 372 men    Died: 36    Evacuated: 136    Missing: 200

 

1 Forward (Airborne) Observation Unit, RA

Unit Officers

        Commander : Major Denys Wight-Boycott (1st Sea Tail)

        Second-in-Command (Acting Commanding Officer) : Captain Albert Edward O'Grady

        Captains G. Cape, M. W. Braithwaite, Lieutenants C. McL. Hewitt, J. L. Meigh and G. W. Davey (all 1st Sea Tail)

Attached to 1st Parachute Brigade

        Captain C. O. Kennedy (Brigade Headquarters)

        Captain W. S. Caird (1st Parachute Battalion)

        Captain H. S. Buchanan (2nd Parachute Battalion)

        Captain D. C. O. Bowerman (3rd Parachute Battalion)

Attached to 4th Parachute Brigade

        Captain T. V. Miller (Brigade Headquarters)

        Captain R. S. Stevens (156th Parachute Battalion)

        Captain W. H. Whimster (10th Parachute Battalion)

        Captain J. L. Brown (11th Parachute Battalion)

Attached to 1st Airlanding Brigade

        Captain Christopher John Salter MacMillan (Brigade Headquarters)

        Captain E. I. Gilman (Brigade Headquarters)

        Captain S. B. Birchmore (1st Battalion The Border Regiment)

        Captain R. G. A. Gow (2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment)

        Captain J. Langford (7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers)

Attached to Divisional Units

        Captain C. W. Ikin (Headquarters Royal Artillery)

        Captain W. J. Mallett (1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron)

 

Based at Harlaxton Hall. Flew on the First Lift in 3 Horsas from Keevil, chalk numbers 456-458, piloted by No.21 Flight, "D" Squadron The Glider Pilot Regiment. Further parachute parties flew in aircraft attached to their assigned units.

Went in: 73 men    Died: 7    Evacuated: 13    Ditched & Rescued: 4    Missing: 49

 

1st Airborne Divisional Signals

Regimental Headquarters (20 men?)

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Tom Stephenson

        Second-in-Command : Major Tony Deane-Drummond

        Adjutant : Captain L. L. Golden

No.1 Company - Divisional Headquarters Signals (33 men)

        A-Section (Wireless) : Captain J. R. Smith

                Lieutenants R. Hodges and P. T. Robson (38 men in total)

        C-Section (Lines) : Lieutenant D. A. Polley (20 men)

        Cypher Officer : Captain G. E. Hemelryk

        Security Officer : Captain M. R. Hewitt

No.2 Company - Brigade and Artillery Signals (10 men)

        Commander : Major G. W. Holbrook

        E-Section (1st Airlanding Light Regiment) : Lieutenant Robert Gregg (22 men)

        F-Section (Headquarters Royal Artillery) : Lieutenant G. C. Marshall (2 men)

        J-Section (1st Parachute Brigade) (75 men)

                Commander : Captain W. J. Marquand

                Second-in-Command : Lieutenant J. B. Cairns

        K-Section (4th Parachute Brigade) (40 men)

                Commander : Captain A. B. Kennett

                Second-in-Commander : Lieutenant R. W. Bosworth

        L-Section (1st Airlanding Brigade) (60 men)

                Commander : Captain S. L. Blatch

                Second-in-Command : Lieutenant F. E. Drake

1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade Group

        Signals Liaison Officer : Lieutenant E. E. Brown

1st Airborne Corps Signals (based at Nijmegen)

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel R. J. Moberley

        Second-in-Command : Major J. D. G. Russell

 

Based at Caythorpe. Flew in C-47's and Horsas from several airfields, as much of the unit had been split up amongst the Division to provide signals for brigade and artillery HQ's.

Went in: 348 men    Died: 28    Evacuated: 149    Missing: 171

 

1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron

Commander : Major Freddie Gough

 

Headquarters Troop : Captain Horace Platt

Support Troop : Lieutenant John Christie

A Troop : Captain M. W. Grubb

        No.1 Section : Lieutenant J. Stevenson

        No.2 Section : Lieutenant Douglas Galbraith

        No.3 Section : Lieutenant D. R. Guthrie

C Troop : Captain J. A. Hay

        No.7 Section : Lieutenant R. C. Foulkes

        No.8 Section : Lieutenant Peter Bucknall

        No.9 Section : Lieutenant C. B. Bowles

D Troop : Captain John Park

        No.10 Section : Lieutenant J. W. Marshall

        No.11 Section : Lieutenant W. F. V. Hodge

        No.12 Section : Lieutenant Alan Pascal

 

Based at Ruskington. Flew in 8 C-47's from Barkston Heath, and 22 Horsas from Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 181 men    Died: 30    Evacuated: 73    Missing: 78

 

21st Independent Parachute Company

Commander : Major 'Boy' Wilson

 

No.1 Platoon : Lieutenant David Eastwood

No.2 Platoon : Lieutenant C. E. K. Speller

No.3 Platoon : Lieutenant Hugh Ashmore

 

Based at Newark. Flew in 12 Stirlings from Fairford, and a Horsa (believed from Fairford).

Went in: 186 men    Died: 20    Evacuated: 120    Missing: 46

 

9th (Airborne) Field Company, RE

Commander : Major John Winchester

 

No.1 Platoon : Captain Roger Binyon

No.2 Platoon : Captain E. C. O'Callighan

No.3 Platoon : Captain M. Heggie

 

Based at Tattershall and Coningsby. Flew in 22 Horsas over two lifts from Keevil.

Went in: 194 men    Died: 44    Evacuated: 71    Missing: 79

 

261 (Airborne) Field Park Company, RE

Commander : Lieutenant W. Skinner

 

Flew in 3 Horsas and a Hamilcar, all believed from Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 13 men    Died: 2    Evacuated: 5    Missing: 6

 

250 (Airborne) Light Composite Company, RASC

 

No.1 Para Platoon & 1st Para Jeep Section (1st Para Brigade) : Captain John Cranmer-Byng

No.2 Para Platoon & 2nd Para Jeep Section (4th Para Brigade) : Captain Desmond Kavanagh

No.3 Para Platoon & 3rd Para Jeep Section (1st Airlanding Brigade) : Captain W. V. A. Gell

 

Based at Longhills Hall, Branston, and Lincoln. Flew in 4 C-47's from Barkston Heath and Saltby, and 34 Horsas and 3 Hamilcars from Keevil, Harwell, and Tarrant Rushton.

Went in: 226 men    Died: 29    Evacuated: 75    Missing: 122

 

1st (Airborne) Divisional Ordnance Field Park, RAOC

Commander : Captain Bill Chidgey

 

Based at Grantham. Flew in a shared C-47 from Barkston Heath, and a Horsa from Keevil.

Went in: 19 men    Died: 2    Evacuated: 2    Missing: 15

 

1st (Airborne) Divisional Workshops, REME

Advanced Workshop Detachment : Lieutenant G. Manning

1st Para Brigade Light Aid Detachment : RSM M. J. Jaboor

4th Para Brigade Light Aid Detachment : Lieutenant A. M. Brodie

 

Based at Sleaford. Flew in 4 Horsas from Fairford and Down Ampney, with other men flying in with various units.

Went in: 61 men    Died: 6    Evacuated: 29    Missing: 26

 

1st (Airborne) Divisional Provost Company, CMP

Commander : Captain Bill Gray

 

No.1 Provost Section (1st Para Brigade) : Lieutenant W. D. Morley

No.2 Provost Section (4th Para Brigade) : Lieutenant T. G. A. Smith

No.3 Provost Section (1st Para Brigade) : Lieutenant F. L. Horton

No.4 Provost Section (Divisional HQ) : Lieutenant R. J. Falck

 

Based at Stubton Hall and Newark, with sections at Divisional and brigade HQ's. Company HQ flew in a Horsa from Down Ampney, sections in C-47's and Horsas with other units.

Went in: 69 men    Died: 7    Evacuated: 13    Missing: 49

 

89th (Parachute) Field Security Section, Intelligence Corps

Commander : Captain J. Killick

 

Based at Wellingore. HQ flew in shared Horsa from Fairford, with other men flying in with various units.

Went in: 16 men    Died: 2    Evacuated: 4    Missing: 10

 

 

Units Attached to the Division

 

The Glider Pilot Regiment

Commander : Colonel George Chatterton (flew to Nijmegen)

 

    No.1 Wing

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Iain Murray

 

A Squadron : Major H. T. Bartlett

        No.1 Flight : Captain Norman Hardie

        No.17 Flight : Captain N. A. C. Smellie

B Squadron : Major T. I. J. Toler

        No.3 Flight : Captain T. G. Miller

        No.4 Flight : Captain John Smellie

        No.19 Flight : Captain D. A. Simpson

        No.20 Flight : Captain Angus Feredith Webster Low

D Squadron : Captain James Ogilvie

        No.5 Flight : Captain J. A. Morrison

        No.8 Flight : Captain B. Murdoch

        No.13 Flight : Captain S. G. Cairns

        No.21 Flight : Captain F. H. Barclay

        No.22 Flight : Captain Iain Muir

G Squadron : Major Robert Croot

        No.9 Flight : Captain Michael Temple Corrie

        No.10 Flight : Captain M. W. D. Priest

        No.23 Flight : Captain E. H. Leschalles

        No.24 Flight : Captain R. O. Walchi

 

    No.2 Wing

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel John Place

 

C Squadron : Major J. A. C. Dale

        No.6 Flight : Captain Bernard Halsall

        No.7 Flight : Captain F. C. Aston

E Squadron : Major B. P. H. Jackson

        No.11 Flight : Captain Gordon Mills

        No.12 Flight : Captain C. B. Dodwell

        No.25 Flight : Captain Arthur Oxenford

F Squadron : Major F. A. S. Murray

        No.14 Flight : Captain A. E. Pickwoad

        No.15 Flight : Captain Emrys Thomas

        No.16 Flight : Captain F. Robson

 

No.1 Wing HQ based at Harwell. A Squadron based at and flew from Harwell. B Squadron based at Brize Norton, but flew from Manston. D Squadron based at and flew from Keevil. G Squadron based at and flew from Fairford.

 

No.2 Wing HQ based at Broadwell. C Squadron based at and flew from Tarrant Rushton. E Squadron based at and flew from Down Ampney. F Squadron based at and flew from Broadwell and Blakehill Farm.

Went in: 1262 men    Died: 219    Evacuated: 532    Missing: 511

 

Figures do not include Regimental HQ and part of A Squadron, who flew Airborne Corps HQ to Nijmegen without sustaining any serious casualties.

 

Dutch Liaison Mission - No.2 (Dutch) Troop of No.10 (Inter-Allied) Commando

Commander: Lieutenant M. J. Knottenbelt

 

Flew in with various units.

Went in: 12    Died: 1    Evacuated: 9    Missing: 2

 

6080 and 6341 Light Warning Units, RAF

Flew in 4 Horsas with the Second Lift.

Went in: 45    Died: 9    Evacuated: 4    Missing: 32

 

US Air Support Signals Team - 306th Fighter Control Squadron

Flew in 4 Wacos from Manston.

Went in: 10    Died: 0    Evacuated/Missing: Unknown

 

GHQ Signal Liaison Regiment Detachment - 'Phantom'

Went in: 10    Died: 0    Evacuated/Missing: Unknown

 

Jedburgh Team

Went in: 3    Died: 1    Evacuated: 1    Missing: 1

 

Public Relations Team

Went in: 15    Died: 0    Evacuated: 14 (Unconfirmed)    Missing: 1