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GHQ Middle East
GHQ Middle Eastern Forces


From To Nation Subordinate
03-Sep-1939 31-Aug-1945 British HQ British Troops Egypt
03-Sep-1939 31-Oct-1941 British HQ British Troops Palestine and Transjordan
04-Feb-1941 ? 14-Apr-1941 ? British HQ Cyrenaica Command
04-Mar-1941 ? 30-Apr-1941 British HQ British Troops Greece
09-Sep-1941 20-Feb-1943 British 8 Army
01-Nov-1941 31-Aug-1945 ? British 9 Army
01-Feb-1942 03-Sep-1942 British 10 Army
11-Mar-1942 02-Dec-1944 British HQ Malta Command
15-Feb-1945 31-Aug-1945 British HQ Persia and Iraq Command Formerly GHQ Persia and Iraq.


From To Nation Subordinate
03-Sep-1939 31-Aug-1945 British HQ British Troops Sudan
15-Feb-1940 14-Sep-1941 British HQ East Africa Force
03-Nov-1940 31-May-1941 British HQ British Troops Crete
01-Mar-1941 05-Apr-1941 Australian I Australian Corps Assumption
13-Apr-1941 26-Sep-1941 ? British Western Desert Force Assumption
01-Jan-1944 03-Sep-1944 British III Corps


From To Nation Subordinate
03-Sep-1939 31-Aug-1945 British HQ British Troops Aden
03-Sep-1939 15-Jan-1940 ? British HQ British Troops Cyprus
05-Oct-1939 ? 09-Sep-1940 ? Indian 4 Indian Infantry Division Assumption
01-Jan-1941 20-Mar-1941 British 2 Armoured Division
17-Feb-1941 08-Apr-1941 British 6 Infantry Division
06-Mar-1941 07-Mar-1941 New Zealand 2 New Zealand Infantry Division
11-Mar-1941 03-Apr-1941 Australian 6 Australian Infantry Division
14-Apr-1941 29-Oct-1941 British Tobruk Fortress ??
17-Apr-1941 09-May-1941 British 2 Armoured Division
22-Apr-1941 03-May-1941 South African 1 South African Infantry Division
24-Apr-1941 25-Apr-1941 Australian 6 Australian Infantry Division
29-Apr-1941 01-May-1941 Australian 6 Australian Infantry Division
15-Jun-1941 19-Jun-1941 British 6 Infantry Division
25-Jul-1941 20-Nov-1941 British 50 (Northumbrian) Infantry Division
10-Oct-1941 22-Oct-1941 British 70 Infantry Division
13-Nov-1941 12-Dec-1941 British 1 Armoured Division
22-Nov-1941 18-Jun-1942 British 10 Armoured Division
30-Nov-1941 01-Jan-1943 South African 1 South African Infantry Division
22-Dec-1941 27-Dec-1941 British 70 Infantry Division
11-Feb-1942 20-Feb-1942 British 50 (Northumbrian) Infantry Division
24-Feb-1942 28-Feb-1942 British 70 Infantry Division
05-Jul-1942 11-Sep-1942 British 8 Armoured Division
24-Jul-1942 14-Aug-1942 British 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division
03-Aug-1942 15-Aug-1942 British 1 Armoured Division
12-Aug-1942 09-Sep-1942 British 51 (Highland) Infantry Division
08-Sep-1942 30-Sep-1942 British 1 Armoured Division
01-Dec-1942 30-Jan-1943 British 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division
01-Feb-1943 12-Feb-1943 British 5 Infantry Division
19-Mar-1943 19-Apr-1943 British 56 (London) Infantry Division
03-Oct-1943 28-Feb-1944 British 10 Armoured Division
16-Dec-1943 31-Dec-1943 British 4 Infantry Division
07-Feb-1944 14-Feb-1944 British 4 Infantry Division
16-Mar-1944 31-Mar-1944 British 46 (West Riding) Infantry Division
28-Mar-1944 02-Apr-1944 British 56 (London) Infantry Division
12-Jun-1944 02-Jul-1944 British 46 (West Riding) Infantry Division
03-Jul-1944 13-Jul-1944 British 5 Infantry Division
11-Jul-1944 16-Jul-1944 British 56 (London) Infantry Division
18-Jul-1944 23-Jul-1944 British 78 Infantry Division
02-Sep-1944 16-Oct-1944 British Arkforce
09-Sep-1944 15-Sep-1944 British 78 Infantry Division
28-Jan-1945 01-Feb-1945 British 1 Infantry Division


From To Nation Subordinate
20-Jun-1940 28-Jun-1940 Polish Carpathian Rifle Brigade
30-Oct-1940 27-Apr-1941 British 14 Infantry Brigade
25-Dec-1940 31-Dec-1940 Indian 7 Indian Infantry Brigade Assumption
27-Feb-1941 05-Mar-1941 British 1 Armoured Brigade
08-Mar-1941 22-Mar-1941 Australian 16 Australian Infantry Brigade
11-Mar-1941 03-Apr-1941 Australian 19 Australian Infantry Brigade
23-Apr-1941 28-Apr-1941 Indian 7 Indian Infantry Brigade Assumption
01-May-1941 20-May-1941 British 1 Armoured Brigade
18-May-1941 18-Jun-1941 British 16 Infantry Brigade
31-May-1941 30-Jun-1941 British 14 Infantry Brigade
12-Jun-1941 16-Jun-1941 South African 1 South African Infantry Brigade
24-Jun-1941 28-Jun-1941 British 23 Infantry Brigade
28-Jul-1941 06-Aug-1941 British 161 Infantry Brigade
30-Jul-1941 09-Oct-1941 British 4 Armoured Brigade
11-Aug-1941 14-Aug-1941 British 150 Infantry Brigade
22-Aug-1941 14-Oct-1941 ? Indian 29 Indian Infantry Brigade
01-Nov-1941 06-Nov-1941 British 161 Infantry Brigade
27-Nov-1941 01-Feb-1942 British 7 Armoured Brigade
27-Nov-1941 21-Dec-1941 British 150 Infantry Brigade
20-Dec-1941 04-Jan-1942 British 4 Armoured Brigade
17-Feb-1942 26-Mar-1942 British 8 Armoured Brigade
26-Feb-1942 05-Mar-1942 British 16 Infantry Brigade
15-Mar-1942 ? 30-Jun-1942 Indian 161 Indian Infantry Brigade
17-Mar-1942 28-May-1942 British 1 Armoured Brigade
11-Jun-1942 12-Jul-1942 British 1 Army Tank Brigade
30-Jun-1942 17-Jul-1942 British 8 Armoured Brigade
11-Jul-1942 20-Jul-1942 Indian 161 Indian Infantry Brigade
12-Jul-1942 16-Jul-1942 British 23 Armoured Brigade
01-Aug-1942 25-Oct-1942 British 1 Army Tank Brigade
12-Sep-1942 17-Sep-1942 British 201 Guards Motor Brigade
01-Dec-1942 01-Mar-1943 British 24 Armoured Brigade
01-Dec-1942 09-Jun-1943 British 4 Parachute Brigade
07-Feb-1943 25-Feb-1943 British 201 Guards Motor Brigade
30-Mar-1943 31-Mar-1943 British 1 (Malta) Infantry Brigade
01-Apr-1943 26-Apr-1943 British 231 Infantry Brigade
12-Jun-1943 23-Aug-1943 British 234 Infantry Brigade
04-Nov-1943 13-Nov-1943 British 232 Infantry Brigade
17-Nov-1943 15-Jan-1944 British 234 Infantry Brigade
29-Apr-1944 04-May-1944 British 7 Armoured Brigade
30-Apr-1944 04-May-1944 British 9 Armoured Brigade
27-May-1944 01-Jun-1944 British 23 Armoured Brigade
19-Aug-1944 02-Sep-1944 British 23 Armoured Brigade


From To Nation Subordinate
10-Aug-1940 28-Aug-1940 British 4 Field Regiment RA Assumption
29-May-1941 03-Jun-1941 Australian 2/4 Infantry Battalion
31-May-1941 04-Jun-1941 Australian 2/7 Infantry Battalion
17-Oct-1941 20-Oct-1941 Australian 2/43 Infantry Battalion
21-Nov-1941 04-Dec-1941 Indian 1/1 Punjab Regiment
15-Jan-1942 ? 15-Nov-1942 ? British 1 King's Dragoon Guards
18-Mar-1942 30-Apr-1942 British 1/4 The Essex Regiment
23-Apr-1942 14-May-1942 ? Indian 3/1 Punjab Regiment
22-Jun-1942 11-Aug-1942 British 157 Field Regiment RA
29-Jun-1942 29-May-1943 British 2 The Highland Light Infantry Cadre Only?
31-Oct-1942 14-Apr-1943 ? Indian 3/1 Punjab Regiment
01-Dec-1942 ? 30-Sep-1943 ? British 97 Field Regiment RA
29-May-1943 ? 29-May-1943 ? British 2 Derbyshire Yeomanry
11-Sep-1943 21-Oct-1943 British 15 Field Regiment RA


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