Assuming the 1944 WE was the one in effect, I guess I'm wondering if I could get a peek at it. I keep looking at this site:
to try and get a per-person breakdown of the sub-units, and then cross-reference it with Bouchery's table on p. 13 of D-DAY PARATROOPERS and his table is just absolutely abominable as far as trying to make sense of his totals. He's got 6 officers in Battalion HQ for example, but Kennedy's webpage has 5. Bouchery has the Protective Section listed, but Kennedy clearly states this was replaced in the 1944 W.E. by creating an Anti-Tank Platoon, which is not listed by Bouchery at all. Neither one lists the number of lance sergeant or lance corporal appointments authorized (would that be on the WE)?
Any chance of getting a scan of it emailed?
I do have one other question, also - how are the platoons numbered? In an infantry battalion, they were numbered successively, and the rifle platoons started at No. 7, so you had 7,8,9 in "A" Company, 10, 11, 12 in "B", 13, 14, 15 in "C" and 16, 17, 18 in "D" - did 1 Can Para do anything differently?