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The Indian Army 1939 - 6/11/2012 10:22:20 AM   
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The following pages will be an OOB of the Indian Army when World War 2 began on 3 September 1939. From these units grew the largest volunteer army of World War 2.

I'll do a page per command plus a seperate entry for the Princely States Forces.

It comes from a page downloaded in 1998, I think a David Ryan posted this plus a number of other pages I cant find anymore.

NORTHERN COMMAND HQ Rawalpindi

PESHAWAR DISTRICT HQ Peshawar
1st & 7th Companies Royal Tank Regiment
The Gilgit Scouts

Chitral Force HQ Drosh
1/9th Jat Rgt
Chitral Mtn Art Section IA
1 sec 22 Field Coy Bombay Sappers and Miners

Landi Kotal Brigade HQ Landi Kotal
1st South Wales Borderers
1/1st Punjab Rgt
3/9th Jat Rgt
4/11th Sikh Rgt
4/15th Punjab Rgt
2/5th Royal Gurkha Rifles
The Kurram Militia

Peshawar Brigade HQ Peshawar
1st Kings
16th Light Cavalry
3/6th Rajputana Rifles
4/8th Punjab Rgt
2/19th Hyderabad Rgt
8th AA Btty RA
19th Medium Btty RA
24th Mountain Rgt IA
18th Mountain Btty IA
1st Fd Coy, Bengal Sappers and Miners

Nowshera Brigade HQ Nowshera
4/5th Mahratta Light Infantry
2/11th Sikh Rgt
10/11th Sikh Rgt
1/6th Gurkha Rifles
det 1st South Wales Borderers
det 5/12th Frontier Force Rgt
1st Field Rgt RA
2nd Fd Coy, Bengal Sappers and Miners
11/12th Frontier Force Rgt ITF (Indian Territorial Force)

1st (Risalpur) Cavalry Brigade HQ Risalpur
16/5th Lancers
Probyn's Horse
The Guides Cavalry
5/12th Frontier Force Rgt (-)

KOHAT DISTRICT HQ Kohat
8th Light Cavalry
21st Mountain Rgt (IA)
22nd Fd Coy, Bombay Sappers and Miners

Thal Brigade HQ Thal
1/5th Mahratta Light Infantry
2/15th Punjab Regt
1/13th Frontier Force Rifles

Kohat Brigade HQ Kohat
1 tp, The Scinde Horse
2/6th Rajputana Rifles
5/8th Punjab Rgt
4/13th Frontier Force Rifles
5/13th Frontier Force Rifles

RAWALPINDI DISTRICT HQ Rawalpindi (Doubles as 1st Indian Division)
73rd Field Btty RA
11/13th Field Force Rifles ITF

1st (Abbottabad) Infantry Brigade
1/5th Royal Gurkha Rifles
2/6th Gurkha Rifles
10/13th Frontier Force Rifles
23rd Mountain Rgt IA

2nd (Rawalpindi) Infantry Brigade
1st Devonshire Rgt
1st Royal Ulster Rifles
2nd Worcestershire Rgt
The Scinde Horse (RHQ Only)
2/4th Bombay Grenadiers
2/8th Punjab Rgt
4/12th Frontier Force Rgt
5th Field Rgt RA
5th Field Coy, Bengal Sappers and Miners

3rd (Jhelum) Infantry Brigade
10/1st Punjab Rgt
1/10th Baluch Rgt
1/16th Punjab Rgt
1/17th Dogra Rgt
11/1st Punjab Rgt ITF

LAHORE DISTRICT HQ Lahore

Sialkot Brigade HQ Sialkot
3rd Dragoon Guards
13th Lancers
10/12th Frontier Force Rgt
10/16th Punjab Rgt

Ferozepore Brigade HQ Ferozepore
2nd Green Howards
2nd Duke of Wellingtons Rgt
Sam Browne's Cavalry
2/1st Punjab Rgt
5/10th Baluch Rgt
10/14th Punjab Rgt
"U" Field Btty RA
23/24th Medium Btty RA

Jullundar Brigade HQ Jullundar
1st East Yorkshire Rgt
2nd Royal Lancers
10/17th Dogra Rgt
1/1st Gurkha Rifles
"R" Field Btty RA
11/17th Dogra Rgt ITF

Lahore Brigade HQ Lahore
19th Lancers
1st Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
10/8th Punjab Rgt
3/17th Dogra Rgt
15th Field Rgt RA
4th (Lahore) Bn, University Training Corps ITF

Ambala Brigade HQ Ambula/Kasauli
2nd East Lancashire Rgt
det 2nd Green Howards
3/14th Punjab Rgt
10/15th Punjab Rgt
11/15th Punjab Rgt ITF

WAZIRISTAN DISTRICT HQ Dera Ismail Khan, Razmak
det 2/11th Sikh Rgt

Razmak Brigade HQ Razmak
11th Lt Tank Coy, Royal Tank Regiment
B Sqn, The Scinde Horse
1st Leicestershire Rgt
2/7th Rajput Rgt
3/10th Baluch Rgt
5/11th Sikh Rgt
2/1st Gurkha Rifles
1/8th Gurkha Rifles
25th Mountain Rgt IA
10th Fd Coy, Bengal Sappers and Miners

Bannu Brigade HQ Bannu
Skinners Horse
1tp, A Sqn, The Scinde Horse
C Sqn The Scinde Horse
5/1st Punjab Rgt
1/12th Frontier Force Rgt
1/14th Punjab Rgt
The Tochi Scouts
2/12th Frontier Force Rgt
1/4th Prince of Wales' Own Gurkha Rifles

Wana Brigade HQ Wana
A Sqn The Scinde Horse
2/2nd Punjab Rgt
3/8th Punjab Rgt
1/18th Royal Garhwal Rifles
2/3rd Gurkha Rifles
2/8th Gurkha Rifles
3rd Fd Coy, Bengal Sappers and Miners
19th Fd Coy, Bombay Sappers and Miners
9th Fd Coy, Madras Sappers and Miners
The South Waziristan Scouts


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RE: The Indian Army 1939 - 6/11/2012 10:22:57 AM   
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EASTERN COMMAND HQ Naini Tal
Meerut District HQ Dehra Dun (also HQ 3rd Indian Division)
The Governor Generals Bodyguard
HQ - KGV's own Bengal Sappers and Miners

9th (Jhansi) Infantry Brigade HQ Jhansi
15th Lancers
1st Royal Fusiliers
3/1st Punjab Rgt
4/6th Rajputana Rifles
3/15th Punjab Rgt
11(Gurgaon)/14th Punjab Rgt ITF
25th Field Rgt RA

7th (Dehra Dun) Infantry Brigade HQ Dehra Dun
2/2nd Gurkha Rifles
1/9th Gurkha Rifles
2/9th Gurkha Rifles

8th (Bareilly) Infantry Brigade HQ Bareilly
2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
10th Bn, 4/9th Jat Rgt
2/18th Royal Garwhal Rifles
10/18th Royal Garwhal Rifles
84th Field Btty RA
11/18th Royal Garwhal Rifles ITF

3rd (Meerut) Cavalry Brigade HQ Meerut
18th Cavalry
Central India Horse
1st Royal Warwickshire Rgt
10/2nd Punjab Rgt
11th Field Rgt
11/9th Jat Rgt

Lucknow District HQ Lucknow

6th (Lucknow) Infantry Brigade
20th Lancers
2nd Royal Welch Fusiliers
2nd Royal Berkshire Rgt
3/2nd Punjab Rgt
1/8th Punjab Rgt
2/10th Baluch Rgt
1/3rd Gurkha Rifles
8th Field Rgt RA
"V" Field Btty RA

Allahabad Brigade HQ Allahabad
1sqn, 3rd Cavalry
1st Queens Rgt
2nd South Staffordshire
10/7th Rajput Rgt
3/11th Sikh Rgt
"X" Field Btty RA
11/7th Rajput Rgt ITF
4th (United Provinces)Urban Infantry ITF
3rd (United Provinces) Bn, University Training Corps ITF

Delhi Independent Brigade HQ Delhi
6th Lancers
1st Royal Norfolk Rgt
2nd Welch Rgt
2/16th Punjab Rgt
10/19th Hyderabad Rgt
6th Medium Rgt RA
11/6th Rajputana Rifles ITF
9th (Delhi) Bn, University Training Corps ITF

Presidency and Assam District HQ Jalalapur
The Governors Bodyguard
2nd Border Rgt
1st Cameronians
1st Northamptonshire Rgt
1/4th Bombay Grenadiers
1/15th Punjab Rgt
1/7th Gurkha Rifles
2/7th Gurkha Rifles
11/19th hyderabad Rgt
5th (Bengal Presidency) Urban Infantry ITF
2nd (Calcutta) Bn University Training Corps ITF
7th (Patna) Coy, University Training Corps ITF

Eastern Bengal Brigade HQ Shillong
1/11th Sikh Rgt
2/14th Punjab Rgt
Eastern Frontier Rifles
1st Assam Rifles
2nd Assam Rifles
3rd Assam Rifles
4th Assam Rifles
12th (Dacca) Coy University Training Corps ITF



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RE: The Indian Army 1939 - 6/11/2012 10:23:30 AM   
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SOUTHERN COMMAND HQ Poona

DECCAN DISTRICT HQ Bolarum (als HQ 4th Indian Division)
5/6th Rajputana Rifles
6/13th Frontier Force Rifles
10th (Nagpur) Bn University Training Corps ITF

10th (Jubbulpore) Infantry Brigade HQ Jubbulpore
3rd Cavalry
2nd Kings Own Scots Borderers
1/2nd Punjab Rgt
1/7th Rajput Rgt

4th (Secunderabad) Cavalry Brigade HQ Bolarum
14/20th Hussars
7th Light Cavalry
Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry
3rd Field Rgt

Poona Independent Brigade HQ Poona
The Poona Horse
RTR Depot
1st Somerset Light Infantry
1st North Staffordshire Rgt
10/5th Mahratta Light Infantry
4/16th Punjab Rgt
HQ Bombay Sappers and Miners
11/5th Mahratta Light Infantry ITF

BOMBAY DISTRICT HQ Bombay
The Governors Bodyguard
2nd South Lancashire Rgt
det 1st Lincolnshire Rgt
3/5th Mahratta Light Infantry
3/12th Frontier Force Rgt
1/19th Hyderabad Rgt
11/4th Bombay Grenadiers ITF
2nd (Bombay Presidency) Urban Infantry ITF
1st (Bombay) Bn University Training Corps ITF

Mhow Brigade HQ Mhow
1st Lincolnshire Rgt
2nd Sufflok Rgt
1st West Yorkshire Rgt
10/6th Rajputana Rgt
28th Field Rgt RA
6th Field Rgt RA

MADRAS DISTRICT

Bangalore
1st Wiltshire Rgt
"A" Field Rgt RA
HQ Madras Sappers and Miners
11th Madras Bn, 3rd Madras Rgt

Madras
1st Kings Own Royal Rgt (-)
The Governors Bodyguard
3rd (Madras Presidency) Urban Infantry ITF
5th (Madras Presidency) Bn University Training Corps ITF

St Thomas Mount
2 coys 1st Kings Own Royal Rgt
2/13th Frontier Force Rifles

Wellington
1st Royal Innniskilling Fusiliers

Cannanore
5/7th Rajput Rgt
The Malabar Special Police
12th & 13th Malabar Bns, 3rd Madras Rgt ITF

Mercara, Coorg
14th Coorg Bn, 3rd Madras Rgt ITF



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RE: The Indian Army 1939 - 6/11/2012 10:24:15 AM   
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WESTERN INDEPENDENT DISTRICT HQ Quetta
20th Mountain Rgt IA

Quetta Brigade
1st Lancashire Fusiliers
1/10th Gurkha Rifles
2/10th Gurkha Rifles

Khojak Brigade
The Royal Deccan Horse
2/9th Jat Rgt
3/18th Royal Garwhal Rifles

Zhob Brigade
Hodsons Horse
5/5th Mahratta Light Infantry
4/10th Baluch Rgt
1/2nd Gurkha Rifles
2/4th Prince of Wales' Own Gurkha Rifles
25th Mountain Btty IA
The Zhob Militia

Sind Brigade
1st Royal Scots Fusiliers
3/7th Rajput Rgt
10/10th Baluch rgt
3/16th Punjab Rgt
13th Heavy Btty RA
11th (Karachi) Coy University Training Corps ITF
The Mekran Levy Corps

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RE: The Indian Army 1939 - 6/11/2012 10:30:30 AM   
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INDIAN ARMY FORCES OVERSEAS

BURMA
2nd Mountain Btty IA
13th Fd Coy, Madras Sappers and Miners

MALAYA
5/14th Punjab Rgt Penang
2/17th Dogra Rgt Taiping

12th Indian Infantry Brigade HQ Singapore
2nd, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
5/2nd Punjab Rgt
4/19th Hyderabad Rgt
22nd Mountain Rgt IA
15th Fd Coy, Madras Sappers and Miners

HONG KONG
1st Kumaon Rifles

ADEN
2/5th Mahratta Light Infantry

EGYPT

11th Indian Infantry Brigade
2nd Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
1/6th Rajuputana Rifles
4/7th Rajput Rgt
4th Field Rgt RA
18th Fd Coy, Bombay Sappers and Miners

NEPAL
escort to the British Envoy

INTRANSIT TO EAST AFRICA
22nd Mountain Btty IA

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RE: The Indian Army 1939 - 6/11/2012 10:31:00 AM   
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PRINCELY STATES FORCES

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