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11th East African Division

The Badge of this unit was the head of a double horned rhinoceros in black on a red oval background outlined in black, originally the rhinos head was in brown on a buff oval background.

 

History

 

The Division was composed of Troops from Kenya, Uganda, Nyasaland, & Tanginika, plus Troops from Rhodesia. This formation served with the "Fourteenth Army" in the Hard Fighting that led to the Liberation of Burma from the Japanese.

 

They were commanded by Maj/Gen G.G. Ffowkes (CB DSO MC)

 

Divisional Commander

Maj/Gen G.C. Ffowkes (CB DSO MC)

 

Headquarters Brigade

13th Btn (N Y) Kings Own African Rifles               

 

Divisional Artillery

302nd East African Field Regt

303rd East African Field Regt

17th Indian Mountain Regt (Indian Artillery)

 

21st Brigade

2nd (NY) Btn Kings Own African Rifles

4th (U) Btn Kings Own African Rifles

1st Btn Nigerian Regt

Commanded by Brig. J. Macnab (DSC MBE)

 

 25th Brigade

11th (K) Btn Kings Own African Rifles

26th (TT) Btn Kings Own African Rifles

34th (U)  Btn Kings Own African Rifles

1st Btn Rhodesian Regt

Commanded by Brig. N. Hendricks

 

26th Brigade

22nd (NY) Btn Kings Own African Rifles

36th (TT) Btn Kings Own African Rifles

44th (U) Btn Kings Own African Rifles

13th (NY) Btn Kings Own African Rifles

Commanded by Brig. A. Channer

 

Service Corps

21st. 23rd. 26th Brigades Trt Coys

 

Medical Services

16th East African Field Ambulance

 

11th East African Provost Unit

11th East African Signals Unit

 

Army Ordnance Corps

East African Ordnance Sub-Park

 

East African Engineers Sappers & Miners

54th. 58th. 64th Field Coy's

62nd East African Field Park Coy

 

From Lance Visser who have the following additional information:-

 

11th East African Division  

Major-general C. C. Fowkes

 

Divisional Recon

5th King's african rifles

 

Divisional Artillery 

Brigadier J. V. D. Radford

302nd East African Field Regiment

303rd East African Field Regiment

304th East African Field Regiment

 

Divisional Engineers

34th East African Field Company

58th East African Field Company

64th East African Field Company

62nd East African Field Park Company

 

Divisional Signals

11th East African Divisional Signals

 

Divisional HQ batallion

13th King's African Rifles

 

21st East African Brigade (Brigadier J. F. Macnab)

2nd King's African Rifles

4th King's African Rifles

1st Northern Rhodesia Regiment

 

25th East African Brigade (Brigadier N. C. Hendricks)

11th King's African Rifles

26th King's African Rifles

34th King's African Rifles

 

26th East African Brigade

Brigadier V. K. H. Channer (?-November 18, 1944)

Brigadier A. P. Walsh (November 18, 1944 - ?)

 

22nd King's African Rifles

36th King's African Rifles

44th King's African Rifles

When you go home

tell them of us and say,

For your tomorrow,

we gave our today

Lt Gen Slim at Fort Dufferin, Mandalay, in March 1945 Lt Gen Slim at Fort Dufferin, Mandalay, in March 1945
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