Record Details for M Elrington (Loyal North Lancashire Regiment)

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Surname:
Elrington
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Lieutenant Colonel
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Regiment:
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
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ORBATS

Orders of Battle (ORBATS) are documents produced by the military to show the hierarchical structure, command organisation and disposition of units for particular engagements of the British Military. At the highest level they show a breakdown of the units involved in entire conflicts, the First World War in this case, including Divisional and Brigade commanding officers, the organisation of the divisions right down to the battalion level along with their attached units from for example, the Royal Artillery. With the ORBATS you are able to determine exactly where units were on a given date and the battle, action or event they took part in.

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Loyal North Lancashire Regiment during World War 2

WW2 Battalions of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
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Regular Army Battalions
1st Battalion:
1939: On the outbreak of war the Battalion was based in Aldershot.
September 1939: Ordered to serve in France & Belgium. It was part of the 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division forming part of the British Expeditionary Force.
June 1940: It was evacuated from Beaches of Dunkirk Returned to the UK.
March 1943: In the same Brigade and Division, the Battalion fought in the Tunisia campaign in North Africa.
December 1943: Moved to Italy.
22 January 1944: During the Italian campaign it took part, amongst others, in Operation Shingle, also known as the Battle of Anzio
May 1945: In Italy when Germans surrendered.
Later it transferred to Palestine.

2nd Battalion:
1939: On the outbreak of war the Battalion was based in Singapore as part of Singapore Fortress's Malaya Brigade.
15 February 1942: It was captured by the Japanese at Singapore and the survivor’s became prisoners for the rest of the war.
28 May 1942: Reconstituted in the UK by re-designation of 10th Battalion.
May 1942: It became attached to the 77th Division.
September 1942: It then became attached to the 55th Division.
October 1944: Moved to Italy and became part of 20th Indian Infantry Brigade of the 10th Indian Infantry Division, involved in the closing phrases of the Italian campaign.
1945: Moved to Austria.

Territorial Battalions
4th Battalion:
September 1940: The Battalion was raised.

5th Battalion:
September 1940: The Battalion was raised.
1941: It was converted into a Reconnaissance Corps unit for the 18th (East Anglian) Infantry Division and re-designated as the 18th Battalion Reconnaissance Corps.
February 1942: They arrived late into the Singapore campaign and used as Regular Infantry.
15 February 1942: It surrendered to the Japanese and the survivor’s became prisoners for the rest of the war.

6th Battalion:
September 1940: The Battalion was raised.
1941: It was converted and re-designated as 2nd Reconnaissance Regiment.
30 April 1941: Became attached to the 2nd Infantry Division.
June 1942: Served in India.
April/May 1944: Fought in the Battle of Kohima.
1944 - 45: Became part of Slim's advance into Burma.

Service Battalions
7th Battalion:
04July 1940: The Battalion was officially raised at the Loyals’ headquarters in Fulwood Barracks, Preston. In the same month moved to Coed Helen Camp, Caernarvon and began training.
September 1940: The battalion had moved to Great Crosby, near Liverpool, to do anti-invasion duties.
December1940: The first Blitz hit Mereyside and the Battalion was called to help with civilians and fighting fires,
February 1941: It went back on anti-invasion duties at the North Yorkshire coast surronding Whitby.
November 1941: It was converted to a mobile light anti-aircraft (LAA) regiment of the Royal Artillery, and became the 92nd (Loyals) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment.
?1942: It became attached to 3rd British Infantry Division as the divisional LAA regiment.
March 1943: It moved to Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie, South-West Scotland and trained for the Normandy invasion.
April 1944: With the rest of 3rd Division, the 92nd LAA moved south to a holding camp at Horndean, near Portsmouth.
06 June 1944: Landed with 3rd Division on Queen Red sector of Sword Beach, near La Breche d’Hermanville.
With the 3rd Division, it went on and fought through France, Belgium, Holland and ended the war in Bremen, Germany.

Campaign Medals:
War Medal 1939-1945
1939-45 Star
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