The Allied army and air force in Norway
British army and marine forces
Åndalsnes 23 - 25.April
- 1st bat Green Howards
- 1st bat Kings Own Yorkshire Light Inf.
- 1st bat York and Lancaster Reg.
|Brigadier H. E. F. Smyth|
|Landed in Harstad
and Salangen (2 comp. of Scots Guard) on 15-16.April
- 1st bat Scots Guard
- 1st bat Irish Guard
- 2nd bat South Wales Borderers
|Brigadier W. Fraser|
|Landed in Namsos
night to 17.April and evening of 17.April
- I/4th Royal Lincolnshire Reg.
- Hallamshire bat/ York and Lancaster Reg.
|Brigadier C.G. Phillips|
|Landed in Åndalsnes 18 -
- I/5th Royal Leicestershire Reg.
- I/8th Sherwood Foresters
- liaison platoon
- one platoon of 168th light AA battery (attached)
- one platoon of 55th Field Company (attached)
- a small field hospital (attached)
- supply detachment
|Brigadier H. de R. Morgan|
|Independent Companies||infantry||Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Operated in Mosjöen - Bodö area from 9-13.May|
|one troop of
3rd Kings Own Hussars
Only personnel, no tanks!
|203rd Field Batt./51st Field Reg.||field artillery||
Tvelve 25 pdr guns
Narvik area, one troop sent to Mosjöen - Bodö area. Crew arrived 22.April, guns a week later.
|one section of 166.lt AA battery||Mosjöen - Bodö area from 9-11.May|
|168.lt AA battery||Åndalsnes (with 148th and 15th Brigades)|
|6. AA Brigade||51st, 55th, 56th regiments (see below)|
|51.lt AA-reg||151, 152, 153.batt.
Narvik area from late May.
|55.lt AA-reg.||163, 164, 165.batt.
Narvik area from early May, one troop to Mosjöen - Bodö area
|56.lt AA-reg.||3, 167.batt.
3.batt landed in Harstad with 24.Brigade (15-16.April).
167.batt arrived late May
|82.hvy AA-reg.||156, 193, 256.hvy AA-batt (see below)|
|156.hvy AA battery||Narvik area, arrived late May|
|193.hvy AA battery||Narvik area, arrived around 7.May|
|256.hvy AA battery||Narvik area, arrived late May|
|260.hvy AA battery||Åndalsnes (with 15th Brigade)|
|55.Field Company||engineers||Åndalsnes (with 148th and 15th Brigade)|
|229.Field Company||engineers||Landed in Harstad with 24.Brigade (15-16.April).|
|230.Field Company||engineers||Landed in Harstad with 24.Brigade (15-16.April). A detachment sent to Mosjöen - Bodö area|
231.Field Park Cpy.
|engineers||Landed in Harstad with 24.Brigade (15-16.April).|
4 A.L.C and 4 M.L.C arrived around 29.April
2 M.L.C shortly after.
|Landing party, op Henry||Royal marine||Landed in Namsos 14.April|
|Landing party, op Primrose||Royal marine||Landed in Åndalsnes 17.April|
|21.lt AA-batt||Royal marine||Eight
2 pdr AA-guns.
Landed in Åndalsnes 17.April
Landed in Åndalsnes 17.April
|Landed in Namsos 19.April 22:00-20.April 03:00
13.BCA (Battaillon Chasseurs Alpins)
|Gen.de Brig. Bethouart|
|Narvik area. Landed 28.April in Salangen (6. and 14.BCA) and
|Narvik area, arrived 6.May to Harstad
|342.Indep. Tank Company||
10 light tanks
Narvik area, arrived late April-beginning of May
|2nd Indep. Group Colonial Artillery||Narvik area, one battery arrived 4.May
twelve 7.5cm guns
of 13th Chasseurs Alpins
|Narvik area, arrived late April-beginning of May|
A brigade of exiled Poles, armed by the French, participated in the operations in the Narvik area.
|Polish Brigade||Operated south of Narvik. Arrived 9.May to Harstad
|General Zygmunt Szyszko Bohucz|
Royal Air Force
Most allied air missions over Norway was by RAF-units from the British mainland and Orkney, and by the Fleet Air Arm, from the carriers. The following air-force units were based in Norway at one time or another.
|263.Squadron||18 Gladiators. Based at lake east of Åndalsnes 25-27.April but quickly neutralized. Later (26-27.May) 3 Gladiators of the squadron operated from Bodö.|
|46.Squadron||Hurricanes. Based at Bardufoss, Narvik|
North Western Expeditinary Force
General Liutenant H.R.S. Massy
- Sickleforce (Åndalsnes, south of Trondheim)
General Major Bernard C. T. Paget (from 25.April)
- Mauriceforce (Namsos, north of Trondheim)
General Major Carton de Wiart