United Kingdom 1940

Autumn 1940

Northern Command

Southern Command

Eastern Command

Western Command

Scottish Command

N Ireland District

1 Corps

2 Corps

3 Corps

4 Corps

5 Corps

7 Corps

8 Corps

10 Corps

11 Corps

12 Corps

1 AA Corps

2 AA Corps

3 AA Corps

Coast Defence

Maritime AA RA

RA Training Units

War Office Reserve

Royal Canadian Artillery

Royal New Zealand Artillery


The orders of battle on this and following pages may give a somewhat optimistic view of the state of the country’s defences. It should be remembered that many of the units listed had little or no equipment and much of what was available was at best obsolescent if not obsolete. Some units were no more than a cadre and many RA units spent the first few months after the fall of France as infantry. Even then, most units had only sufficient personal weapons for about one third of the troops.