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.
Home Forces Autumn 1940