CHINDITS 1944

3rd Indian Infantry Division (Special Force) (2nd Chindit Expedition)

CHINDITS 1944 - 3rd Indian Infantry Division (Special Force) (2nd Chindit Expedition)

HISTORY
Commander Maj-Gen O.C.Wingate,DSO
later Maj-Gen W.D.A.Lentaigne
Deputy Commander Maj-Gen G.W.Symes
later Brig. D.Tulloch
Brigadier General Staff Brig. D.Tulloch
later Brig. H.T.Alexander

3rd West African Brigade
Commander Brig. A.H.Gillmore later Brig. A.H.G.Ricketts,DSO
HQ Column,7 West African Field Company (10 column)
6 Bn Nigeria Regiment (66 and 39 columns)
7 Bn Nigeria Regiment (29 and 35 columns)
12 Bn Nigeria Regiment (12 and 43 columns)
3rd West African Field Ambulance

14th British Infantry Brigade
Commander Brig. T.Brodie
HQ Column (59 column)
2 Bn Black Watch (42 and 73 columns)
1 Bn Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (16 and 61 columns)
2 Bn York and Lancaster Regiment (65 and 84 columns)
7 Bn Leicestershire Regiment (47 and 74 columns)
54 Field Company,Royal Engineers (support)
Medical Detachment

16th British Infantry Brigade
Commander Brig. B.E.Fergusson,DSO
HQ Column (99 column)
2 Bn Queen’s Royal Regiment (21 and 22 columns)
2 Bn Leicestershire Regiment (17 and 71 columns)
51/69 Field Regiments,Royal Artillery (51 and 69 columns)(served as infantry)
45th Reconnaissance Regiment,R.A.C. (45 and 54 columns)(served as infantry)
2 Field Company,Royal Engineers (support)
Medical Detachment

23rd British Infantry Brigade (removed to support 4th Corps)
Commander Brig. Lance E.C.M.Perowne,CBE
HQ (column 32)
1 Bn Essex Regiment (44 and 56 columns)
2 Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (33 and 76 columns)
4 Bn Border Regiment (34 and 55 columns)
60th Field Regiment,Royal Artillery (60 and 68 columns)(served as infantry)
12 Field Company,Royal Engineers (support)
Medical Detachment

77th Indian Infantry Brigade
Commander Brig. J.M.Calvert,DSO
HQ (column 25) + Mixed Field Company,Royal/Royal Indian Engineers
3 Bn 6th Gurkha Rifles (36 and 63 columns)
1 Bn King’s Regiment (Liverpool) (81 and 82 columns) to 111 Bde May 1944
1 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers (20 and 50 columns)
1 Bn South Staffordshire Regiment (38 and 80 columns)
3 Bn 9th Gurkha Rifles (57 and 93 columns) to 111 Bde May 1944
Hong Kong Volunteer Company (support)
Medical and Veterinary Detachments

111th Infantry Brigade
Commander Brig. W.D.A.Lentaigne
later Brig.J.R.Morris,CBE,DSO
HQ (48 column)
1 Bn Cameronians (26 and 90 columns)
2 Bn King’s Own Royal Regiment (41 and 46 columns)
3 Bn 4th Gurkha Rifles (30 column)
Mixed Field Company,Royal/Royal Indian Engineers (support)
Medical and Veterinary Detachments

Morris Force
Commander Lt-Col (later Brig.) J.R.Morris
4 Bn 9th Gurkha Rifles (49 and 94 columns)
3 Bn 4th Gurkha Rifles (40 column)

Dah Force
commander Lt-Col. D.C.Herring
Kachin Levies

Bladet Force
Commander Maj. Blain
Gliderborne demolition engineers

2 Bn Burma Rifles

Royal Artillery
“R” “S” and “U” Troops,160th Field Regiment
“W” “X” “Y” and “Z” Troops,69th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

Divisional Troops
219 Field Park Company,Royal Engineers
Detachment 2 Bn Burma Rifles
145 Brigade Company,R.A.S.C.
61 Air Supply Company,R.A.S.C.
2 Indian Air Supply Company,R.I.A.S.C.
Roll Of Honour: 1790Awards: 327Images: 122Links: 5
Web Links:
Chindits - Website of Chindits Special Force Burma 1943-44
Chindits - Website dedicated to H.G. Lambert and his comrades in 7 Bn Leicestershire Regiment with Chindits. List of casualties and nominal roll.
Chindits - Stewart Cochrane Tribute Website to 2 Bn Black Watch in Burma.
Remembrance G.V. Faulkner,MD (Chindit) - Dedicated to all Allied Forces who served in the Forgotten Armies Burma-China-India Theatre World War II. Section on Major George V. Faulkner,MD (Chindit) with slideshow of photos and other articles on Chindits. Section on Rembrance of Mike Calvert also.
Victoria Cross - Website of Victoria Cross
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War in the Wilderness: The Chindits in Burma 1943-1944 War in the Wilderness: The Chindits in Burma 1943-1944
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    Jun 13, 2020
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