New Zealand units in Greece 1941

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New Zealand units in Greece 1941

Post by K.Kocjancic » 25 Mar 2004 18:40

Doea anyone has any info which units, maned by New Zealanders were involved in fighting in Greece in 1941?

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Post by Andreas » 25 Mar 2004 19:06

I can only recommend this site:

NZ Online History

The list is here:

NZ Online History - Crete unit list

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 25 Mar 2004 19:09

Thanks!

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Post by Andy H » 26 Mar 2004 17:38

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Within this thread you will find 2 ref's to NZ formations serving within Allied 'Force' formations

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Post by Old_Fossil » 22 Feb 2016 02:59

Andreas wrote:I can only recommend this site:

NZ Online History

The list is here:

NZ Online History - Crete unit list
Strange. There is zero information about New Zealand troops in Greece. They just magically appear at Crete in time for the battle there.
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Re: New Zealand units in Greece 1941

Post by Urmel » 23 Feb 2016 11:00

The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

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Re: New Zealand units in Greece 1941

Post by Hildaren » 01 Feb 2020 02:03

hi I did this for Greece a lot of years ago and did finish it (the posted side)
NZ Division Units
WE Establishment / posted
HQ NZ Division 18 officers/81+ OR 25 officers / 90 OR?
NZ Field Security Section 1 officers / 14 OR 1 officers / 14 OR
Divisional Intelligence Section 2 officers / 10 OR 2 officers / 10 OR
HQ 4th NZ Infantry Brigade 9 officers / 58 OR 9 officers / 58 OR?
11th Light Aid Detachment 1 officer / 12 OR 1 officers / 12 OR
18th NZ Infantry Battalion 34 officers / 741OR 40 offices / 760 OR
19th NZ Infantry Battalion 34 officers / 741OR 41 Officers / 720+ OR
20th NZ Infantry Battalion 34 officers / 741OR 40 Officers / 761 OR
HQ 5ed NZ Infantry Brigade 9 officers / 58 OR 9 officers / 58 OR?
17th Light Aid Detachment 1 officer / 12 OR
21st NZ Infantry Battalion 34 officers / 741OR
22nd NZ Infantry Battalion 34 officers / 741OR
23rd NZ Infantry Battalion 34 officers / 741OR
28th NZ Maori Infantry Battalion 34 officers / 741OR
HQ 6th NZ Infantry Brigade 9 officers / 58 OR? 9 officers / 58 OR?
19th Light Aid Detachment 1 officer / 12 OR
24th NZ Infantry Battalion 34 officers / 741OR
25ed NZ Infantry Battalion 34 officers / 741OR
26th NZ Infantry Battalion 34 officers / 741OR
27th NZ Machine Gun Battalion 32 Officers / 704 OR
12th Light Aid Detachment 1 officer / 12 OR 1 officers / 12 OR
Divisional Cavalry Regiment 34 officers / 455 OR 34 officers / 455 OR
13th Light Aid Detachment 1 officer / 12 OR 1 officers / 12 OR
HQ Divisional Artillery 6 officers / 22 OR 6 officers / 24 OR?
4th NZ Field Regiment 45 Officers / 590 OR
9th Light Aid Detachment 1 officer / 12 OR
5ed NZ Field Regiment 45 Officers / 590 OR
16th Light Aid Detachment 1 officer / 12 OR
6th NZ Field Regiment 45 Officers / 590 OR
18th Light Aid Detachment 1 officer / 12 OR
7th NZ Anti-Tank Regiment 41 officers / 667 OR
15th Light Aid Detachment 1 officer / 12 OR
1st Survey Troop 3 officers / 41 OR
HQ Divisional Engineers 7 officers /31 OR
5ed Field Park Company 3 officers / 153 OR
10th Light Aid Detachment 1 officer / 12 OR
Divisional Postal Unit 1 officer / 24 OR
6th Field company 5 officers / 237 OR
7th Field company 5 officers / 237 OR
19th NZ Army Troops Company 7 officers / 281 OR
Divisional Signals 26 officers / 762 OR
14th Light Aid Detachment 1 officer / 12 OR
HQ Divisional Army Service Corps 7 officers /29 OR+ 7 officers / 29+ OR
Divisional Ammunition Company 399+ 12 officers / 387 OR
Divisional Petrol Company 301 7 officers / 294 OR
Divisional Supply Column 484 17 officers / 467 OR
4th Reserve Motor Transport Company 419 10 officers / 409 OR
4th NZ Field Ambulance 12 officers / 220 OR
5ed NZ Field Ambulance 12 officers / 220 OR
6th NZ Field Ambulance 12 officers / 220 OR
4th NZ Field Hygiene Section 1 officer / 24 OR
1st NZ General Hospital 21 officers/37 ANS/145 OR
Mobile Dental Section 8 officers /41 OR
Divisional Provost Company 3 officers /112 OR
Divisional Employment Platoon 0 officers / 34 OR
Salvage Unit 1 officer / 42 OR
1st Field Workshop NZOC 3 officers / 90 OR?
NZ Reinforcement Battalion (70 off / 800 OR of 14 units)
NO.3 section, 9th railway survey coy 2 officers /17 OR
Advanced 2nd Echelon 9 officers / 42 OR
Base pay office 3 officers /17 OR Field pay office 2 officer / 10 OR?
Detachments YMCA 9-12 men

Total=957 officers / 16,884 OR ==17,841

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