BRITISH 50TH (NORTHUMBRIAN) DIVISION
|5th Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment||6th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry||2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment|
|6th Battalion The Green Howards||8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry||1st Battalion The Hampshire Regiment|
|7th Battalion The Green Howards||9th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry||1st Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment|
|61st Reconnaissance Regiment R.A.C||50th Divisional Engineers||50th Divisional Signals|
|74th, 90th and 124th Field, 102nd Anti-Tank, and 25th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiments R.A.|
|2nd Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (Machine Gun)|
NOTES ON BRITISH ARMY ORGANIZATION
INFANTRY: RIFLE BATTALIONS
Four rifle companies: each three platoons of three sections. The section contained 10 men with one light machine gun; the platoon one officer and 36 men with one 2-in. mortar, and the company five officers and 122 men with three PIATs at company headquarters.
Support company: four platoons; mortar (six 3-in mortars), carrier (13 Bren carriers) anti-tank (six 6-pdr guns) and assault pioneer.
Battalion transport included 38 carriers of all kinds and 55 cars, trucks and lorries.
Strength: 35 Officers and 786 Other Ranks.
Armoured and Armoured Reconnaissance Regiments and Tank Battalions (except in some minor details) all were organised alike and capable of performing the same role.
Headquarters: four cruiser or infantry tanks.
Headquarter squadron: four troops; anti-aircraft (four tanks fitted with 20-mm guns), reconnaissance (n light tanks), intercommunication eight scout cars) and administrative.
Three tank squadrons: each a headquarters of four, and five troops of three tanks, total 19. This was the organisation with standard tanks but as units began to receive the scarce 17-pdr Sherman shortly before or after D-day, their squadrons were re-organised into four troops of four tanks, one of which had the new 17-pdr.
Total tanks: cruiser (Shermans and Cromwells) or infantry (Churchills) 61; light (Stuarts) 11.
Strength: 36 Officers and 630 Other Ranks.
ARTILLERY (headquarters omitted)
Three batteries: each two troops of four 25-pdr guns, total 24 guns per regiment; tractor-towed or self-propelled. Ammunition carried in first line: HE 144, smoke 16, armour-piercing 12 rounds per gun.
Two batteries: each two troops of four 5.5-in guns, total 16 guns per regiment; tractor-towed. Ammunition carried in first line: HE 100 rounds per gun.
Two batteries of four 7-2-in howitzers and two batteries of four U.S. 155-mm guns, total 16 howitzers and guns per regiment.