Campaigns & Battles
The Burma Campaign
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This page presents formations (typically divisions, brigades and
independent brigades) of the Commonwealth nations. Select a country to see the
formations currently described.
Order of Battle listings for South African formations and
historical notes on their development and deployment.
British colonial troops raised in East Africa.
A short history of the development of the Egyptian Army 1936-1942 with OB
listings for the years 1937 to 1940.
The Arab Legion, forerunner to the modern Jordanian Army, is described from 1920
until 1956. Also includes the British Trans-Jordan Frontier
The New Zealand 2nd Infantry Division in Egypt
and Libya, the
Greek Campaign, on Crete, 20th May
1941 and in Italy 1944-45.
Australian troops in t against Italy, the Greek Campaign
and the Australian 19th Infantry Brigade and other units evacuated from Greece to
Crete, order of battle for Crete, 20th May 1941.
Canadian troops in the Sicily and Italian campaigns.
Polish Formations that served under British
command, including Polish Army in the UK and the East, 2nd Corps in Italy,
1st Polish Armoured Division, 1st Polish Parachute Brigade
Czechoslovak Brigade and the Czechoslovak Battalion No 11 East, which fought in Syria with the British 23 Infantry
Brigade and with the Poles in the defence of Tobruk.