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Devon and Cornwall County Division
Country Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army British Army
Service history
Active 28 February 1941-1 December 1941
Role Home Defence
Commanders
Insignia

The Devon and Cornwall County Division was a County Division of the British Army formed on 28 February 1941. The nucleus of its headquarters came from personnel taken out of Headquarters South-West Area in the Southern Command. It lasted until 1 December of that year when it was reformed in an infantry role, as the 77th Infantry Division.[1][2]

It had three commanding officers, Major General C. W. Allfrey from three days before its formation until one day before, Major General F. E. Morgan from then until 30 October and Major General W. G. Michelmore until 30 November. It controlled the 203rd Independent Infantry Brigade (Home), 209th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home) and 211th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home). It was always under the command of VIII Corps.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Joslen, p.108.
  2. Joslen, p. 100.

ReferencesEdit

  • Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (2003) [1st pub. HMSO:1960]. Orders of Battle: Second World War, 1939–1945. Uckfield: Naval and Military Press. ISBN 978-1-84342-474-1. 
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