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61st Infantry Division (United Kingdom)
Country United Kingdom
Branch Infantry
Service history
Active 1939 - 1945
Commanders
Commanders Major-General C. B. Wainwright
Insignia

The 61st Infantry Division[1] was a Territorial Army unit of the British Army during the Second World War.

HistoryEdit

The 61st Infantry Division[2] was formed as a 2nd Line duplicate division of the 48th (South Midland) Infantry Division. On 15 April 1940 part of the division (the British 146th Infantry Brigade and 61st Division HQ) was converted into Maurice Force, a formation created for operations in Norway. Although the division was reformed it did not see active service outside the United Kingdom.

CommandersEdit

Component UnitsEdit

(as of 3 September 1939)

182nd Infantry Brigade
183rd Infantry Brigade
184th Infantry Brigade

Support UnitsEdit

Royal Artillery
  • 119th Field Regt.
  • 120th Field Regt.
  • 145th (Buckingham and Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
  • 63rd (Worcestershire and Oxfordshire Yeomanry)Anti-Tank Regt.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Chappell, p. 37
  2. Joslen, p. 95

ReferencesEdit

  • Chappell, Mike (1987). British battle insignia (2): 1939-1940. Men-At-Arms. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 0-85045-739-4. 
  • Joslen, Lieutenant-Colonel H.F (1960) [1960]. Orders Of Battle Second World War 1939-1945. Naval & Military Press Ltd. ISBN 978-1-84342-474-1. 

External linksEdit

  1. REDIRECT British Army divisions

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