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More Java armour "discovered"

November 10 2007 at 11:49 AM


Quoting PC Boer's Het verlies van Java

Landstorm Bandoeng: 2 battalions totalling 1000 men with jeeps and 12 overvalwagens, some stationed at Soebang.

British units:

15 battery of 6 HAA: 140 men, transformd into mobile infantry for airbase protection, well trained with anti-paratroop background and experience, received through KNIL 6 brencarriers and 3 light armoured cars plus a large number of trucks. Located at Tjilitan Airbase near Batavia.

RAF: 450 men armed as infantry, CO wing-commander GH Alexander, at Semplak, later with Blackforce.
Squadron defence sections


78 battery (35 LAA)
12 battery (6 HAA), Kalidjati, jeeps 3 overvalwagens delivered by KNIL (capt Prummel)
both formed as well armed and completely mobile infantry units, both with some light armoured cars

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