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Utrecht Provincial Military Command/Garrison Command
Provinciaal Militair Commando/Garnizoenscommando Utrecht (PMC/GC UT)

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30 Ciestnatres 462 Pelnatres 461 Pelnatres 406 Pelnatres 405 Pelnatres 404 Pelnatres 403 Pelnatres 402 Pelnatres 401 Pelnatres 453 Grdpel424 Infbevcie Mbl346 Ltinfbevcie383 Infbevcie345 InfbevciePMC/GC UT 15 Ciestnatres 344 LtinfbevcieSsvcie PMC/GC UT

Unit Location Peace Strength War Strength
Staff and Support Company
Utrecht Provincial
Military Command/Garrison Command
Utrecht 7/18/9/20 (54) 42/38/93/22 (195)

424 Mobile Security Infantry Company Utrecht 5/25/93/1 (124) 6/21/140/1 (168)

344 Light Security Infantry Company [a] 5/16/109 (130)
345 Security Infantry Company [b] 6/21/139 (166)
346 Light Security Infantry Company [a] 5/16/109 (130)
383 Security Infantry Company [a] 6/21/139 (166)
   
15 Company Staff, National Reserve Corps [c] 2/4/17 (23)
30 Company Staff, National Reserve Corps [c] 2/4/17 (23)
   
401 (IJsselstein) Platoon, National Reserve Corps 1/4/29 (34)
402 (IJsselstein) Platoon, National Reserve Corps 1/4/29 (34)
403 (IJsselstein) Platoon, National Reserve Corps 1/4/29 (34)
404 (De Bilt) Platoon, National Reserve Corps 1/4/29 (34)
405 (Utrecht) Platoon, National Reserve Corps 1/4/29 (34)
406 (IJsselstein) Platoon, National Reserve Corps 1/4/29 (34)
461 (De Bilt) Platoon, National Reserve Corps 1/4/29 (34)
462 (Driebergen-Rijsenburg) Platoon, National Reserve Corps 1/4/29 (34)
   
453 Burial Platoon 1/2/16 (19)

Notes
 
a. Filled by mobilisable personnel that had fulfilled their active-duty period in 424 Mobile Security Infantry Company up to eight and a half years prior to mobilisation.1
b. Filled by mobilisable personnel that had fulfilled their active-duty period in 434 Mobile Security Infantry Company up to eight and a half years prior to mobilisation.1
c. A National Reserve (NATRES) company staff would take three or more NATRES platoons under command. Other platoons would operate under the command of a security infantry company, or directly under the Provincial Military Commander/Garrison Commander.2



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Kazco Mobcplx MijdrechtKazco Mobcplx MaartensdijkKazco Mobcplx OdijkKazco Mobcplx SoesterbergKazco Mobcplx LopikKazco Mobcplx JaarsveldKazco Mobcplx HooglandKazco Mobcplx RhenenKazco Mobcplx De BiltKazco Koning Willem III KazerneKazco DumoulinkazerneKazco Kamp SoesterbergKazco Fort HonswijkKazco Hojel/KnoopkazerneKazco Overste Den Oudenlaan 20Kazco Lucas Bolwerk 12Kazco KromhoutkazerneKazco Fort Blauwkapel/RuygenhoekKazco Het SpoelKazco Koningin Wilhelminalaan 21Kazco HogewegKazco Bernhardkazerne

Barracks Command De Bilt Mobilisation Complex De Bilt -/-/-/4 (4) -/1/-/4 (5)
Barracks Command Rhenen Mobilisation Complex Elst (UT) -/-/-/5 (5) -/1/-/5 (6)
Barracks Command Hoogland Mobilisation Complex Hoogland -/-/-/4 (4) -/1/-/4 (5)
Barracks Command Jaarsveld Mobilisation Complex Lopik -/-/-/3 (3) -/1/-/4 (5)
Barracks Command Lopik Mobilisation Complex Lopik -/-/-/5 (5) -/1/-/5 (6)
 
Barracks Command Mijdrecht Mobilisation Complex Mijdrecht -/-/-/5 (5) -/1/-/5 (6)
Barracks Command Maartensdijk Mobilisation Complex Maartensdijk -/-/-/5 (5) -/1/-/5 (6)
Barracks Command Odijk Mobilisation Complex Odijk -/-/-/3 (3) -/-/-/3 (3)
Barracks Command Soesterberg Mobilisation Complex Soesterberg -/1/-/3 (4) 1/1/1/3 (6)
   
Barracks Command Bernhard Barracks Amersfoort 7/27/33/59 (126) 3/18/33/54 (108)
Barracks Command Hogeweg Amersfoort -/-/-/5 (5) -/-/-/5 (5)
Barracks Command Koningin Wilhelminalaan 21 Amersfoort -/-/-/1 (1) -/-/-/1 (1)
Barracks Command Het Spoel Culemburg -/-/-/4 (4) -/-/-/4 (4)
Barracks Command Fort Blauwkapel/Ruygenhoek Groenekan -/-/-/2 (2) -/-/-/2 (2)
   
Barracks Command Koning Willem III Barracks Nieuwersluis -/3/7/3 (13) -/3/5/2 (10) 
Barracks Command Dumoulin Barracks Soesterberg -/5/9/28 (42) -/5/9/26 (40)
Barracks Command Camp Soesterberg Soesterberg -/1/-/28 (29) -/1/-/28 (29)
Barracks Command Fort Honswijk Tull en 't Waal -/-/-/3 (3) -/-/-/3 (3)
Barracks Command Hojel/Knoop Barracks Utrecht -/3/4/13 (20) -/3/4/13 (20)
   
Barracks Command Kromhout Barracks Utrecht 5/19/37/43 (104) 2/13/34/40 (89)
Barracks Command Lucas Bolwerk 12 Utrecht -/-/-/1 (1) -/-/-/1 (1)
Barracks Command Overste Den Oudenlaan 20 Utrecht -/1/-/12 (13) -/1/-/12 (13)



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57 Ciest Bevpels Bpiopl293 Bevpel Bpiopl292 Bevpel Bpiopl291 Bevpel Bpiopl290 Bevpel Bpiopl

57 Security Company Staff (Professional Personnel in Training) [a] Breda 2/4/17 (23)
 
290 Security Platoon (Professional Personnel in Training) [a] Breda/Weert ~ 1/4/29 (34)
291 Security Platoon (Professional Personnel in Training) [a] Breda/Weert ~ 1/4/29 (34)
292 Security Platoon (Professional Personnel in Training) [a] Breda/Weert ~ 1/4/29 (34)
293 Security Platoon (Professional Personnel in Training) [a] Breda/Weert ~ 1/4/29 (34)
 
Utrecht Provincial Military Command/Garrison Command Peace Strength: 24/103/192/260 (579)
Utrecht Provincial Military Command/Garrison Command War Strength: 89/227/1097/252 (1665)

Note
 
a. These were provisional units, to be formed in the warning phase preceding actual mobilisation, from pupils of the Royal Military School (Koninklijke Militaire School, KMS) in Weert, the Special Officer Training Centre (Opleidingscentrum Officieren Speciale Diensten, OCOSD) in Breda and the Royal Military Academy (Koninklijke Militaire Academie, KMA), also in Breda. Unit strength and organisation were probably similar to that of NATRES units, as their role was more or less the same. At some point these units would be disbanded, probably once mobilisation was completed.5 

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1. NIMH 205A/10, Aflossing van mobilisabele eenheden en -aanvullingen d.d. 27 mei 1980. Ibid., d.d. 11 november 1983.
2. VS 7-265, 13. Hoffenaar en Schoenmakers, November Romeo, 112-113.
3. HTK 1983-1984, kamerstuknr. 18169 ondernr. 2 (Defensienota 1984-1993), 103. Hoffenaar en Schoenmakers, op. cit., 138-139. Bevaart, Kort maar Krachtig, 88-89. Anonymus, KMS, OCOSD en NATRES, 27. Platoon and group commanders would be chosen from OCOSD pupils, as these were sub-officers and reserve officers; their mobilisation role was part of their training as of 1985. The platoons would be filled out by KMS pupils (sub-officers in training), the company staffs would be formed with KMA pupils (officers in training). Unit strength and organisation probably similar to NATRES: in 1983-1984 NATRES had adopted the platoon organisation of the territorial security infantry companies, which indicates a wish for a standard unit type for this role. Hoffenaar en Schoenmakers, op. cit., 119-120, 143. The aforementioned anonymous article notes that all provisional security platoons would be placed under command of NATRES company staffs, which seems incorrect given the apparent presence of company staffs. Disbandment: the official order of battle (NIMH 430, inv. nr. 54) shows these units as peacetime units (as I have done above), probably on the assumption that mobilisation would be timely, in advance of hostilities. It also shows that they were scheduled to be disbanded on Telegram A, which was not part of the mobilisation telegram sequence. Telegram A would also disband the Hohne and Langemannshof Barrack Commands, the Military Constabulary Detachments at the Netherlands embassies in East Berlin, Warsaw and Moscow, and the UN Infantry Company in Lebanon, so we may assume it signalled the breakout of war. After disbandment personnel would probably be reassigned through the replacement system. Anonymus, loc. cit. These units are not included in the total peacetime strength above.