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Jacks Lad

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50th Loyal Regiment
« on: October 21, 2009, 06:55:23 PM »
 I have a reference of a transfer in 1940 from the Manchester Regiment to 50th Loyal Regiment but I can't find any other reference as to what this regiment was. Can anyone help?


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Re: 50th Loyal Regiment
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 07:26:17 PM »
The only referance I can find is the Wiki: Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)  ???


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Re: 50th Loyal Regiment
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 08:02:21 PM »
i dont know if this will help,  not my subject ww2 i  only know a little on the navy side
,   50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division -

Existing Territorial Army division at the start of the war, with headquarters in Darlington. Organized as a motor division. Served in France and Belgium from January 1940 until June 1940, Egypt from June 1941 until July 1941, February 1942, from June 1942 until December 1942, and from May 1943 until September 1943, Cyprus from July 1941 until November 1941, Syria from January 1942 until February 1942, Libya from February 1942 until June 1942, from December 1943 until March 1943, and from April 1943 until May 1943, North Africa from March 1943 until April 1943, Sicily from July 1943 until October 1943, and northwestern Europe from June 1944 until December 1944. 16 December 1944 redesignated an Infantry (Reserve) Division in the UK. August 1945 arrived in Norway and retitled HQ British Land Forces Norway. Fought at Ypres-Comines Canal, Gazala, Mersa Matruh, El Alamein, Mareth, Akarit, Enfidaville, assaulted Sicily, assaulted Normandy, and in the Nederrijn


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Re: 50th Loyal Regiment
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 10:50:23 PM »
Not my subject either but just to add to Tony's

The following made up the 50TH (NORTHUMBRIAN) DIVISION

Major-General G. le Q. Martel

150th Brigade—Brigadier C. W. Haydon
4th Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment
4th and 5th Battalions The Green Gowards
151st Brigade—Brigadier J. A. Churchill
6th, 8th and 9th Battalions The Durham Light Infantry
25th Brigade—Brigadier W. H. C. Ramsden
2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment
1st Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers
1st/7th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment
Divisional Troops

Royal Artillery
72nd. 74th Field Regiments; 65th Anti-Tank Regiment
Royal Engineers
232nd, 505th Field Companies; 235th Field Park Company
4th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (motor-cycle)

The link

Timberman :)
« Last Edit: October 21, 2009, 10:52:46 PM by timberman »

Jacks Lad

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Re: 50th Loyal Regiment
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009, 11:19:44 PM »
Thanks for all those pieces it helps a lot.