The Burma Campaign

Reinforcements for Burma, December 1941 - March 1942

Reinforcements arrived at Rangoon (unless otherwise noted) and are shown with arrival date.

 

December 1941

 

Independent Units

23rd Garrison Company (Akyab)

31-Dec-41

8th Heavy Antiaircraft Battery, Indian Artillery

31-Dec-41

3rd Light Antiaircraft Battery, Indian Artillery

31-Dec-41

The Malerkotla State Field Company, Sappers and Miners

31-Dec-41 ?

left Calcutta after 09-Dec-41

 

January 1942

 

17th Indian Infantry Division

Divisional Troops

Divisional HQ

12-Jan-42

60th Field Company, Madras Sappers and Miners

12-Jan-42

46th Indian Infantry Brigade

16-Jan-42

3rd Battalion, 7th Gurkha Rifles

16-Jan-42

5th Battalion, 17th Dogra Regiment

16-Jan-42

7th Battalion, 10th Baluch Regiment

16-Jan-42

48th Indian Infantry Brigade (ex 19 Indian Infantry Division)

31-Jan-42

1st Battalion, 3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles

31-Jan-42

1st Battalion, 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles

31-Jan-42

2nd Battalion, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force)

31-Jan-42



      

 

Independent Units



14th Battalion, 7th Rajput Regiment (relieving 23 Garrison Company at Akyab)

25-Jan-42

1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment

29-Jan-42

      

February 1942

 

17th Indian Infantry Division

Divisional Troops

28th Mountain Regiment, Indian Artillery

14-Feb-42

15th Mountain Battery, Indian Artillery

14-Feb-42

28th Mountain Battery, Indian Artillery

14-Feb-42

2nd Antitank Regiment, Indian Artillery

14-Feb-42

24th Field Company, Bombay Sappers and Miners

14-Feb-42

         
 

Independent Units

"Force Viper", Royal Marines detachment (from Ceylon aboard the cruiser HMS Enterprise)

11-Feb-42

2nd Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment

14-Feb-42

  

1st Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

21-Feb-42

       
 

7th Armoured Brigade

21-Feb-42

2nd Royal Tank Regiment

21-Feb-42

7th Queen's Own Hussars

21-Feb-42

'A' Battery, 95th Antitank Regiment, RA

21-Feb-42

414 Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

21-Feb-42

 

March 1942

 

17th Indian Infantry Division

Divisional Troops

1st Field Regiment, Indian Artillery

03-Mar-42

70th Field Company, Bengal Sappers and Miners

03-Mar-42

63rd Indian Infantry Brigade (ex 23 Indian Infantry Division?)

03-Mar-42

1st Battalion, 10th Gurkha Rifles

03-Mar-42

1st (KGO) Battalion, 11th Sikh Regiment

03-Mar-42

2nd Battalion, 13th Frontier Force Rifles

03-Mar-42

         
 

Independent Units

8th Heavy Antiaircraft Battery, RA

03-Mar-42

1st Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

09-Mar-42

arrived by air at Magwe

29 November 2017