Franco-Thai War Order of Battle

Cambodia Zone [ Top of Page ]
Commander : General de Rendiger (commander of the Division Cochinchine-Cambodge)
 

Mékong-Paksé Sector (Commander : Colonel André)
 

Paksé District :
 

I/RTA (Régiment de Tirailleurs Annamites - Annamese Tirailleurs Regiment)
Commander : Major Pelier
 

Cochinchina Engineer Platoon
 

Garde Indigène (Native Guard) "brigade"
 

Stung Treng District :
 

II/RTA (Régiment de Tirailleurs Annamites - Annamese Tirailleurs Regiment)
Commander : Major ?
 

2nd Battery/5e RAC (Régiment d'Artillerie Coloniale - Colonial Artillery Regiment)
Commander : ?    One 75mm Mle 1897 field gun battery
 

Tonkin Motorcycle Platoon (could be Motorised rather than Motorcycle, but that's unlikely)
 

Garde Indigène (Native Guard) "brigade"
 

Cambodia Defensive Sector (Commander : General de Boisboissel)
 

Dangreks Sector Commander : Colonel Benoit-Guyod
 

Komphong Thom District :

I/RTA bis (Régiment de Tirailleurs Annamites bis - Second Annamese Tirailleurs Regiment)
Commander : Major Runner
 

Garde Indigène (Native Guard) "brigade"
 

Kralanh District :
 

II/RTA bis (Régiment de Tirailleurs Annamites bis - Second Annamese Tirailleurs Regiment)
Commander : Major Rousson
 

one battery/5e RAC (Régiment d'Artillerie Coloniale - Colonial Artillery Regiment)
Commander : ?    Equipment : ?
 

Garde Indigène (Native Guard) "brigade"
 

Groupement J (Commander : Colonel Jacomy)
 

III/5e REI (Régiment Etranger d'Infanterie - Foreign Infantry Regiment)
Commander : Major Belloc
 

III/11e RIC (Régiment d'Infanterie Coloniale - Colonial Infantry Regiment)
Commander : Major Faulot
 

II/16e RMIC (Régiment Mixte d'Infanterie Coloniale - Colonial Infantry Regiment)
Commander : Major Rémery
 

IV/19e RMIC (Régiment Mixte d'Infanterie Coloniale - Mixed Colonial Infantry Regiment)
Commander : Major Quelennec
 

Détachement Motorisé de Cochinchine (DMC - Cochinchina Motorised Detachment)
Commander : Captain Aguesse
 

I/5e RAC (Régiment d'Artillerie Coloniale - Colonial Artillery Regiment)
Commander : Major Belletrude     Two 75mm Mle 1897 field gun batteries (motorised)
 

II/5e RAC (Régiment d'Artillerie Coloniale - Colonial Artillery Regiment)
Commander : Major Michel     Two 105mm Mle 1928 mountain gun battery, two 75mm Mle 1928 mountain gun batteries
 

Engineer Company (2 platoons)
Commander : Cambon
 

Regimental AA platoon/11e RIC
Commander : Lieutenant de Pins     Four (?) 20mm Oerlikon AA guns on trucks
 

Groupement N (Commander : Colonel Natte)
 

II/4e RTT (Régiment de Tirailleurs Tonkinois - Tonkinese Tirailleurs Regiment)
Commander : Major Fourmachat
 

II/9e RIC (Régiment d'Infanterie Coloniale - Colonial Infantry Regiment)
Commander : Major Dumaine
 

II/11e RIC (Régiment d'Infanterie Coloniale - Colonial Infantry Regiment)
Commander : Major Chapeau
 

Garde Indigène (Native Guard) "brigade"
 

Groupement F (Commander  : Colonel Ferrand)
 

I/RTC (Régiment de Tirailleurs Cambodgiens - Cambodian Tirailleurs Regiment)
Commander : Major Palud
 

II/RTC (Régiment de Tirailleurs Cambodgiens - Cambodian Tirailleurs Regiment)
Commander : Major Langellier or Major Lajoix
 

IV/3e RTT (Régiment de Tirailleurs Tonkinois - Tonkinese Tirailleurs Regiment)
Commander : Major Vicaire or Major du Commun
 

I/5e REI (Régiment Etranger d'Infanterie - Foreign Infantry Regiment)
Commander : Major Djering
 

1st (?) Battery/5e RAC (Régiment d'Artillerie Coloniale - Colonial Artillery Regiment)
Commander : ?    Equipment : ?
 

IV/4e RAC (Régiment d'Artillerie Coloniale - Colonial Artillery Regiment)
Commander : Major Poiret     One 105mm Mle 1928 mountain gun battery, two 75mm Mle 1928 mountain gun batteries
 

Garde Indigène (Native Guard) "brigade"
 

Southern Coastal Sector
 

Navy coastal battery
Commander : ?    Equipment : ?
 

Navy coastal battery
Commander : ?    Equipment : ?
 

Garde Indigène (Native Guard) "brigade"
 

Central Laos Zone  (Commander : General Bourdeau) [ Top of Page ]
 

Northern Sector (Major Baudet)
 

IV/10e RMIC (Régiment Mixte d'Infanterie Coloniale - Mixed Colonial Infantry Regiment)
Commander : Major Baudet
 

5th Battery/4e RAC (Régiment d'Artillerie Coloniale - Colonial Artillery Regiment)
Commander : ?    One 75mm Mle 1928 mountain gun battery
 

5th Mountain Company plus Groupe Moï (sector reserves)
 

one dug-in infantry platoon
 

one 155mm gun
 

Southern Sector
 

II/10e RMIC (Régiment Mixte d'Infanterie Coloniale - Mixed Colonial Infantry Regiment)
Commander : ?
 

one 155mm gun
 

Garde Indigène (Native Guard) "brigade"
 

Manoeuvre Element (Commander : General Bourdeau)
 

III/10e RMIC (Régiment Mixte d'Infanterie Coloniale - Mixed Colonial Infantry Regiment)
Commander : Major Dasque ?
 

Bataillon de Tirailleurs Montagnards du Sud-Annam (BTMSA - South-Annam Montagnard Tirailleurs Battalion)
Commander : Major Arrighi
 

Détachement Motorisé d'Annam (DMA - Annam Motorised Detachment)
Commander : ?
 

VII/4e RAC (Régiment d'Artillerie Coloniale - Colonial Artillery Regiment)
Commander : Major Leroux
 

Self-propelled 75mm AA battery
Commander : ?       Four (?) autocanons de 75 AC Mle 1913
 

Regimental AA platoon
Commander : ?       Three (?) 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
 

Regimental AA platoon
Commander : ?        Three (?) 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
 

Northern Laos Zone (Commander : Captain de La Fournière) [ Top of Page ]
 

Infantry company (flown in from Tonkin)
 

one Foreign Legion platoon, one machinegun platoon (flown in from Tonkin)
 

Infantry company (flown in from Tonkin)
 

Garde Indigène (Native Guard) "brigade"
 
 

Note :  The static Garde Indigène (Native Guard) "brigades" were of varying strength but typically from 230 to 300 men with Laotian and Cambodian units at the lower end. Only about 10% of the Garde Indigène strength were mobile platoons (sections).
 
 

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