Brigade Headquarters

Commander : Brigadier Charles Pritchard

Deputy Commader : Colonel T. C. H. Pearson

Brigade Major : Major J. L. Williams

Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General : Major J. W. Pearson

G3 (Air) : Captain H. J. Fuller

Intelligence Officer : Captain D. S. West-Russell

Staff Captain : Captain C. P. Heygate

Brigade Royal Army Service Corps Officer : Captain J. G. Sibbald

Ordnance Section : Captain R. Barnett

Chaplain : Captain/Reverend B. Fenlon

Forward Observation Bombardment : Captain A. Harrison

French Liaison Officer : Lieutenant S. Hawlena

Liaison Officer : Lieutenant F. D. Outridge

Observer : Major-General Eric Down

 

Defence Platoon

        Commander : Lieutenant R. M. Watt

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM A. Stewart

        Platoon Sergeant : Sergeant M. G. Jones

 

4th Parachute Battalion

Battalion Headquarters

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Vic Coxen

        Second-in-Command : Major J. L. de V. Martin

        Adjutant : Captain R. V. St. Lawrence

        Intelligence Officer : Lieutenant E. G. Cole

        Signals Officer : Lieutenant R. N. Geall

        Quartermaster : Lieutenant A. Wright

        Motor Transport Officer / Administration Officer : Captain D. H. Marlow

        Medical Officer : Captain J. P. Irwin

        Chaplain : Captain/Reverend E. N. Downing

        Rear Party : Captain S. Barnett

        Attached : Captain Leonard

        Regimental Sergeant Major : RSM G. Ainger

Headquarters / Support Company

        Commander : Major G. R. Weil

        Second-in-Command : Lieutenant P. E. J. Dormer

        Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant D. C. Marsh

        Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant S. Holmes

        Anti-Tank Platoon : Lieutenant J. Charteris

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM J. G. Cox

A Company

        Commander : Major R. E. Calvert

        Second-in-Command : Captain J. B. Shorter

        Acting Second-in-Command : Lieutenant H. N. Stenning

        No.3 Platoon : Lieutenant L. J. Deacon

        No.4 Platoon : Lieutenant C. R. Haw

        No.5 Platoon : Lieutenant R. H. L. Mansfield

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM D. Dunn

B Company

        Commander : Major Richard Hargreaves

        Second-in-Command : Captain J. McC. Barnes

        No.6 Platoon : Lieutenant N. W. Riley

        No.7 Platoon : Lieutenant J. J. R. Holmes

        No.8 Platoon : Lieutenant P. H. Van Dyk

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM P. Quinn

C Company

        Commander : Major J. N. Gourlay

        Second-in-Command : Captain G. L. Mortimer

        No.9 Platoon : Lieutenant A. C. F. Stewart (KIA 15/08/44)

        No.10 Platoon : Lieutenant R. Greenhalgh

        No.11 Platoon : Lieutenant J. A. Edington

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM J. Smith

 

5th (Scottish) Parachute Battalion

Battalion Headquarters

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel D. R. Hunter

        Second-in-Commander : Major P. B. Dudgeon

        Adjutant : Captain M. W. H. Shepherd

        Intelligence Officer : Lieutenant J. S. Holden

        Signals Officer : Lieutenant J. Bramwell

        Administration Officer : Captain R. A. Corby

        Medical Officer : Captain C. H. K. Daly

        Chaplain : Captain/Reverend J. K. S. Reid

        Liaison Officer : Captain R. G. Brown

        Lieutenant O. E. F. Baker

        Regimental Sergeant Major : RSM A. McLennan

Headquarters / Support Company

        Commander : Major C. E. R. Dudgeon

        Second-in-Command : Captain D. G. Cruden

        No.2 Anti-Tank Platoon : Lieutenant J. B. Kitto

        No.3 Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant W. H. Ralston

        No.4 Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant G. V. Eyssen

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM D. E. McIntosh

B Company

        Commander : Major R. D. C. McCall

        Second-in-Command : Captain W. R. Hunter

        No.8 Platoon : Lieutenant R. Brammall

        No.9 Platoon : Lieutenant J. H. Pierce

        No.10 Platoon : Lieutenant G. Christie

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM G. Ennis

C Company

        Commander : Major S. K. Hart

        Second-in-Command : Captain J. H. Graham

        No.11 Platoon : Lieutenant R. Kincaid

        No.12 Platoon : Lieutenant J. C. Parkinson

        No.13 Platoon : Lieutenant J. Miller

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM W. Thompson

D Company

        Commander : Major J. A. Blackwood

        Second-in-Command : Captain D. A. G. Brander

        No.14 Platoon : Lieutenant P. W. Conway

        No.15 Platoon : Lieutenant G. Cassidy

        No.16 Platoon : Lieutenant J. S. W. Cunningham

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM A. Livingstone

 

6th (Royal Welch) Parachute Battalion

Battalion Headquarters

        Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel V. W. Barlow

        Second-in-Commander : Major W. C. Lawson

        Adjutant : Captain N. M. Boys

        Intelligence Officer : Lieutenant G. H. Seal

        Quartermaster : Lieutenant T. C. Beevor

        Signals Officer : Lieutenant J. M. McNeill

        Motor Transport Officer : Lieutenant R. V. Phillips

        Medical Officer : Captain S. D. Stock

        Chaplain : Captain/Reverend L. Ottewell

        Brigade Liaison Officer : Captain C. A. R. Crossland

        Liaison Officer : Lieutenant G. H. Crisp

        Regimental Sergeant Major : RSM H. Hughes

Headquarters / Support Company

        Commander : Major E. W. Michell

        Second-in-Command : Captain M. G. Carr

        Mortar Platoon : Lieutenant P. K. Wright

        Medium Machine Gun Platoon : Lieutenant H. G. Bosse

        Anti-Tank Platoon : Lieutenant D. T. Lloyd

        Assault Platoon : Lieutenant V. A. E. Taylor

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM A. W. Harris

A Company

        Commander : Major L. A. Fitzroy-Smith

        Second-in-Command : Captain K. W. B. Murphy

        No.7 Platoon : Lieutenant J. M. Rowlands

        No.8 Platoon : Lieutenant R. A. Williams

        No.9 Platoon : Lieutenant J. H. Beer

        Acting Company Sergeant Major : Sergeant T. G. Jenkins

B Company

        Commander : Major H. Lloyd-Jones

        Second-in-Command : Captain A. Farrar-Hockley

        No.10 Platoon : Lieutenant R. J. Ward

        No.11 Platoon : Lieutenant N. Vogelman

        No.12 Platoon : Lieutenant S. L. H. Growden

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM C. Bass

C Company

        Commander : Major D. F. Jones

        Second-in-Command : Captain A. J. Masterson

        No.13 Platoon : Lieutenant Stoffberg

        No.14 Platoon : Lieutenant W. G. Pierce

        No.15 Platoon : Lieutenant F. W. Ashby

        Company Sergeant Major : CSM G. A. Davies

 

64th Airlanding Light Battery, RA

Battery Headquarters

        Commander : Major D. M. Duncan

        Second-in-Command : Captain R. Martin

        Forward Observation Officer (4th Battalion) : Captain S. D'Ingerthorpe

        Forward Observation Officer (6th Battalion) : Lieutenant G. H. Crossley

 

300th Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA

Battery Headquarters

        Commander : Major B. J. Potter

        Second-in-Command : Captain F. G. Tansley

        Attached to 4th Battalion : Lieutenant R. G. Armstrong

        Attached to 6th Battalion : Lieutenant W. R. Mills

Reconnaissance Section

        Commander : Lieutenant F. C. Hall

A Troop

B Troop

C Troop

D Troop

 

No.3 Forward Observation Unit, RA

Commander : Captain B. Emsley (attached Brigade Headquarters)

Forward Observation Officer : Captain J. V. Barker-Benfield (attached Brigade Headquarters)

Forward Observation Officer : Captain Nash (attached 4th Battalion)

 

2nd Parachute Squadron, RE

Squadron Headquarters

        Commander : Major C. D. H. Vernon

        Second-in-Command : Captain C. W. Mason

        Intelligence Officer : Lieutenant R. W. G. Burgess

        Lieutenant G. S. Cruikshank

        Lieutenant S. P. Legg

        Squadron Sergeant Major : SSM J. Harrison

A Troop

        Commander : Captain I. L. McHarg

        Second-in-Command : Lieutenant D. B. Thomas

B Troop

        Commander : Captain J. W. Shaw

        Second-in-Command : Lieutenant O. W. H. Atkins

C Troop

        Commander : Captain N. A. Simpson

        Second-in-Command : Lieutenant B. W. Holtam

 

127 Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel J. P. Parkinson

Second-in-Command : Major G. C. Wells

Administration Officer : Lieutenant R. Cole

Captain T. B. McMurray

Captain D. Rowlands

Captain J. Mitchell (attached 4th Battalion)

Captain E. Morrison (attached 5th Battalion)
Captain W. J. Kerr (attached 6th Battalion)

Regimental Sergeant Major : RSM L. Eastwood

 

751st Composite Company, RASC

Commander : Captain H. J. C. Cornish

Supplies : Captain R. G. Thomas

Transport : Lieutenant J. B. Dalziel

 

1st Independent Glider Pilot Squadron

Squadron Headquarters

        Commander : Major G. A. R. Coulthard

        Squadron Sergeant Major : SSM L. Cawood

No.1 Flight

        Commander : Captain C. Turner

        Second-in-Command : Lieutenant E. Hain

No.2 Flight

        Commander : Captain J. B. Mockridge

No.3 Flight

        Commander : Captain W. Mason

 

1st Independent Parachute Platoon

Platoon Headquarters

        Commander : Captain P. G. Baker

No.1 Section : Lieutenant T. W. Williams

No.2 Section : Lieutenant J. T. Boyd

No.3 Section : Lieutenant M. A. Whiteway

 

2nd Parachute Brigade Signals Company

Commander : Major R. S. Roberson

Second-in-Command : Captain W. Lyske

 

2nd Parachute Brigade Workshops, REME

Commander : Captain R. H. Watson

 

2nd Parachute Brigade Provost Section

Commander : Lieutenant J. A. Pierce

 

Attached Units

 

"A" Company, 2nd (US) Chemical Mortar Battalion

Commander : 1st Lieutenant David T. Goodell

1st Platoon : 2nd Lieutenant John Puskar

2nd Platoon : 1st Lieutenant Roland C. Bartow

3rd Platoon : 1st Lieutenant Rudolph Kissel