Regimental Recruiting area map

Discussion in 'Higher Formations' started by AB64, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Not sure I've seen something that as clearly sets out the Regimental areas, got lucky with this as its in a 1945 manual

  2. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Is that the Infantry Job Analysis?
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  3. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Yes - looks a useful manual, I've only just started looking through it
  4. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    That's useful and fascinating as well. I see that the map shows no regimental breakdown or Lancashire. Is a breakdown shown on a smaller map, or was it just catch-as-catch can for the regiments based in that county?
  5. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    No further breakdown, I was surprised how many were crammed in there. I was surprised that Cameronians and HLI are shared as my understanding is HLI are more the Glasgow side and Cameronians Lanarkshire
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  6. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I've been reading about the second Chindits operation, which 1st Cameronians were part of. They definitely had quite a few Glasga boys, all apparently tough eggs.
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  7. idler

    idler GeneralList

    How times have changed - though assimilation was not quite complete...

  8. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    And quite a few Lanarkshire lads in the HLI including my Great Uncle in WW1 - the HLI itself is a bit odd as their area wasn't the Highlands - the Central Belt Light Infantry isn't quite as catchy
  9. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    No sign on the map of the Royal Fusiliers, Rifle Brigade or KRRC.

    There must have been a separate map for London.

  10. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    No separate map for London, when I was looking I was assuming the next page would have London and Lancashire broken down but nothing - do RF, RB, KRRC have different recruiting areas in London?
  11. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Many many boys from Glasgow TTH. When the 13th King’s arrived in India in January 1942, they inherited the Cameronians barracks at Secunderabad. As the Scousers came in and the Jocks vacated plenty was said from both sides I can tell you.

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