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Kingcol was a British Army flying column created during the Anglo-Iraqi War.

Creation and composition[]

Kingcol was created to allow a portion of Habforce to relieve RAF Habbaniya as soon as possible. The column was named after its commander, Brigadier J.J. Kingstone.[1] Kingcol comprised 4th Cavalry Brigade,[2] 237th Battery 60th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery[nb 1] 1st Battalion Essex Regiment, [nb 2] one anti-tank troop, Royal Artillery,[nb 3] Number 2 Armoured Car Company RAF,[nb 4] and two supply companies, Royal Army Service Corps.[8] The 4th Cavalry Brigade comprised Composite Household Cavalry Regiment,[9] the Warwickshire Yeomanry,[10] and the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry.[11]

See also[]

Notes[]

Footnotes
  1. Equipped with 25 Pounders.[3]
  2. 'A' and 'D' Companies with two Bren gun carriers. Personnel carried in transport of the Royal Army Service Corps.[4]
  3. Equipped with 2 Pounders.[5]
  4. 8 Royal Air Force armoured cars.[6] Company included 8 Fordson armoured cars.[7]
Citations
  1. Lyman, p. 19
  2. Lyman, p. 24
  3. Maritn, p. 45
  4. Maritn, p. 45
  5. Maritn, p. 45
  6. Maritn, p. 45
  7. Lyman, p. 25
  8. Maritn, p. 45
  9. Lyman, p. 24
  10. Maritn, p. 45
  11. Lyman, p. 24

References[]

  • Lyman, Robert (2006). Iraq 1941: The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad. Campaign. Oxford, New York: Osprey Publishing. pp. 96. ISBN 1-84176-991-6. 
  • Martin, Colonel Thomas Alexander (1952). The Essex Regiment, 1929-1950. Essex Regiment Association. 

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