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Royal Dutch Army

Commander in Chief: Lt-General Winkelman, directly under his command were:

Commander airdefence: Lt-general Best
Commander of the field army : J.J.G. Baron van Voorst Tot Voorst
Commander of fortress Holland: Lt-general J. Van Andel (HQ at Den Haag)
Territorial commander Friesland: Colonel J. Veenbaas  (HQ at Groningen)
Territorial commander Southern Limburg: Colonel A. Govers (HQ at Maastricht)
Commander in Zeeland: schout by nacht (navy) H.J. van der Stad (HQ at Middelburg)
Commander fortress Den Helder: schout by nacht (navy) H. Jolles (HQ at Den Helder)


I Corps
Commander: Major-general Nicholaes Carstens
I corps was stationed in the region Den Haag, Rotterdam and Amsterdam (today known as Randstad), main line of defense Vesting Holland strongpoints.

Corps Troops:
28th Infantry Regiment (in fortress)
34th Infantry Regiment (in fortress)
3rd Hussar Regiment

1st Division commanded by colonel (inf) W. Bisschoff Van Heemskerck
Grenadier Regiment
Jaeger Regiment
4th Infantry Regiment
2nd Artillery Regiment

3rd Division commanded by colonel (inf) L.H. Kraak
1st Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
12th Infantry Regiment
4th Artillery Regiment

II Corps
Commander: major-general (artillery) Jacob Herberts
II Corps located near Doorn , Utrecht provence along the Grebbeberg line.

Corps Troops

4th Hussar Regiment
15th Artillery Regiment
19th Artillery Regiment

2nd Division commanded by colonel (inf) A.M.M. Van Loon
10th Infantry Regiment
15th Infantry Regiment
22nd Infantry Regiment
6th Artillery Regiment

4th Division

8th Infantry Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
19th Infantry Regiment
8th Artillery Regiment

III Corps
Commander: Major-general Adrianus Nijnatten (HQ at Vught)
Located near Vught, North Brabant provence

Corps Troops
29th Infantry Regiment
2nd Hussar Regiment

5th Division commanded by colonel (inf) M.De Jong
2nd Infantry Regiment
13th Infantry Regiment
17th Infantry Regiment
3rd Artillery Regiment

6th Division commanded by colonel (inf) C.P. Bruckel
3rd Infantry Regiment
6th Infantry Regiment
14th Infantry Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment

Light Division commanded by Colonel H.C. van der Bijl
Located near Vught.
1st Motorcycle Hussar Regiment
2nd Motorcycle Hussar Regiment
1st Bicycle Regiment
2nd Bicycle Regiment
1st Armored Car Squadron
2nd Armored Car Squadron

Mounted Artillery Corps
Peel Division:
27th Infantry Regiment
30th Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
20th Artillery Regiment
2nd Border Battalion
4th Border Battalion
6th Border Battalion
15th Border Battalion
17th Border Battalion

IV Corps
Commander: major-general Adrianus R. van der Bent
IV Corps located north of Doorn , Utrecht provence along the Grebbeberg line.


Corps Troops:
1st Hussar Regiment
5th Hussar Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment

7th Division: commanded by colonel(inf) F.B.A.J. Jansen
7th Infantry Regiment
18th Infantry Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
1st Artillery Regiment

8th Division: commanded by colonel (inf) A. de Vries
5th Infantry Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
5th Artillery Regiment

Brigade "A":
44th Infantry Regiment
46th Infantry Regiment
6th Sqn/1st Hussar Regiment
22nd Artillery Regiment

Brigade "B":
24th Infantry Regiment
49th Infantry Regiment
3rd Sqn/4th Hussar Regiment

Artillery Regiment

Brigade "G" (Groningen)
25th Infantry Regiment
32nd Infantry Regiment
East Front Troops
23rd Infantry Regiment
31st Infantry Regiment
13th Artillery Regiment

Local Defense Groups
Maastricht Garrison:
37th Infantry Regiment
37th Border Battalion
Fortress Holland Garrison:
42nd Infantry Regiment
10th Border Battalion
At "Hook of Holland"
39th Infantry Regiment

Northern Provinces
36th Infantry Regiment
1st Border Battalion
12th Border Battalion

Maas Forts
26th Infantry Regiment
11th Border Battalion

Frisian Coast Forts
33rd Infantry Regiment
45th Infantry Regiment
21st Border Battalion

Ijsel Group
35th Infantry Regiment
43rd Infantry Regiment
5th Border Battalion
9th Border Battalion
16th Border Battalion
19th Border Battalion
22nd Border Battalion

Zeeland Defenses(Scheldt Estuary)
38th Infantry Regiment
40th Infantry Regiment
14th Border Battalion
1st Marine Battalion
17th Artillery Regiment

Army Reserve Units
2nd Marine Battalion
3rd Border Battalion
16th Border Battalion
9th Artillery Regiment
10th Artillery Regiment
11th Artillery Regiment
12th Artillery Regiment
14th Artillery Regiment
21st Artillery Regiment
23rd Artillery Regiment
Coastal Artillery Regiment
24th Independent Artillery Battalion
25th Independent Artillery Battalion
26th Independent Artillery Battalion
27th Independent Artillery Battalion


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