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  British 1st Armoured Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British 1st Armoured Division is the title of an armoured division of the British Army.
The division was disbanded on 1 January 1945.
The headquarters of the division was deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1990 to command British land forces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_1st_Armoured_Division   (644 words)

The distinctive insignia of the 1st Armoured Division is a combination of the triangular crest of the World War I Tank Corps and of the round shoulder patch of the 7th Cavalry Brigade.
In this sense, all armoured divisions carried with them the heritage of the 7th Cavalry Brigade, the ancestor to the 1st Armoured Division.
On Jan. 17, 1992, the 8th Infantry Division (Mechanised) was redesignated as the 1st Armoured Division and Old Ironsides made its new home in the wine region of Rhineland-Pfalz, with the division headquarters moving to Rose Barracks in historic Bad Kreuznach.
www.arrc.nato.int /divisions/1usdiv.htm   (879 words)

The 1st (UK) Armoured Division is designated as part of the UK commitment to the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC).
The division comprises three Armoured Brigades (4th, 7th and 20th) each consisting of two armoured regiments with Challenger main battle tanks (MBT) and Scimitar reconnaissance vehicles and two armoured infantry battalions equipped with Warrior armoured infantry fighting vehicles, Scimitar and Milan anti-tank missiles.
The 4th Armoured Brigade is in Osnabrück and Münster; the 7th Armoured Brigade, ‘The Desert Rats’ is in Bergen-Hohne and the 20th Armoured Brigade is in Paderborn.
www.arrc.nato.int /divisions/1ukdiv.htm   (592 words)

 Artillery Regiments Page
Although 1st RHA was part of 1st Armoured Division, it deployed as an Army regiment because the armoured division was not ready.
In November 1942 G Battery and the rest of 5th RHA joined 7th Armoured Division, with which it was to serve for the rest of the war and on 7th May 1942 ‘G’ Battery neared Tunis and the war in Africa was over.
When it returned to the UK in 1944, it was re-equipped with two batteries (259th and 260th) of 17 pdr Anti-Tank guns and two batteries (257th and 258th) of Achilles Tank Destroyers, prior to it embarking for Normandy, in June 1944.
www.btinternet.com /~ian.a.paterson/orgartillery.htm   (16120 words)

 Infantry Regiments Page
The 1st and 8th Battalions landed in Normandy in June 1944 and fought their way through France, Belgium and Holland to end the war in the vicinity of Hamburg, with the 1st Battalion being with the 7th Armoured Division.
The Battalion and the rest of the Division took part in 'Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily and the main Italian campaign before returning to the UK along with 51st (Highland) Division and 7th Armoured Division to prepare for the Normandy invasion.
When it returned to the UK as a training division, the battalion joined 131st Lorried Infantry Brigade at the end of November 1944 to replace one of the two Queen's Battalions that were disbanded.
www.btinternet.com /~ian.a.paterson/orginfantry.htm   (8438 words)

 HQ 1 Division
The 1st (UK) Armoured Division is now the only British division to be stationed in Germany, from a peak of 4 divisions during the height of the Cold War, though it is not the only element of the British Forces in Germany.
The impact of this restructuring was that the British Army of the Rhine was reduced to a strength of 1 Armoured Division with supporting troops.
That division is the 1st (UK) Armoured Division, which is now assigned as part of the UK's contribution to the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps.
www.army.mod.uk /1div   (485 words)

1st UK Armoured Division was assigned the mission to pass through the breach created by the 1st Infantry Division and to attack the Iraqi armored division in its zone to prevent it from moving into the flank of advancing VII Corps.
The 1st Infantry Division was given a warning order to leave a battalion task force in the breach and, after passage of the 1st UK Armoured Division, to move forward to make the third division of the three division force against the RGFC.
The 12th Armored Division, in front of the 1st UK Armoured Division, was engaged with Coalition armored forces as it attempted to maintain a LOC for the 47th, 27th, and 28th Infantry divisions along the US VII Corps eastern flank.
es.rice.edu /projects/Poli378/Gulf/gwtxt_ch8.html   (20054 words)

 Bloodiest Month In Iraq Leaves 105 Troops Dead
One from the 1st Armoured Division died in non-hostile gunfire in Baghdad, another from the 4th Infantry Division killed by a bomb in Balad and another from the division killed in a grenade attack on a patrol in Abu Shukayr.
A soldier from the 1st Armoured Division killed by an explosive device in the Azamiyah area of Baghdad.
A soldier from the 1st Armoured Division was killed by a bomb in Baghdad.
www.rense.com /general45/yye.htm   (1293 words)

 John Keegan's The Iraq War on National Review Online
V Corps consisted of 3rd Infantry Division, parts of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), a brigade of 82nd Airborne Division, to which was later added 173rd Airborne Brigade and parts of 4th Infantry Division.
An infantry division is an armoured division in all but name, fielding 270 Abrams tanks as well as self-propelled artillery, a large infantry component mounted in Bradley fighting vehicles and an integral unit of Apache helicopter gunships.
The other large formation available to General Franks was the British 1st (UK) Armoured Division, a hastily assembled formation consisting of the 7th Armoured Brigade, which had fought in the First Gulf War, the 16th Air Assault Brigade, composed of parachute and helicopter units, and the 3rd Commando Brigade of Royal Marines.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/keegan200406290944.asp   (2282 words)

 Armed Forces - a3a1- British Army - Formations - 1 (UK) Armoured Division - British Forces Germany (BFG)
The 1st Armoured Division was formed in 1940.
The Division has its headquarters at Herford in Germany and commands three Armoured Brigades situated throughout North West Germany and is the major component of British Forces Germany.
The Brigade Headquarters is at Gütersloh in West Germany, reasonably close to the Headquarters of 1 (UK) Armoured Division in Herford.
www.armedforces.co.uk /army/listings/l0008.html   (835 words)

 frontline: the gulf war: oral history: frederick franks
I actually went out to visit General Ron Griffith and the 1st US Armoured Division, to talk about moving the 1st Cavalry around to the north, it was at that point that the battle of the Medina Ridge was going on.
Franks: I knew that--actually Wednesday morning-- that the 1st Infantry Division and the 1st UK Armoured Division had essentially achieved a breakthrough and they were in essentially pursuit and exploitation, which the Big Red One was.
Franks: Our scheme of manoeuvre in 7 Corps was to bring the 1st Cavalry Division around to the north of the 1st Armoured Division and around from the south we would bring the 1st Infantry Division and they would link up in front of..
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/franks/4.html   (1136 words)

 Second World War Books: Books by Subject
Churchill’s Sacrifice of the Highland Division: France, 1940.
Churchill's Desert Rats 2: The Armoured Division in North Africa, Burma, Sicily and Italy.
Battleaxe Division: From Africa to Italy with the 78th Division, 1942-1945.
www.sonic.net /~bstone/bib/bib157030.shtml   (2285 words)

 Royal Army Pay Corps Association RAPC History -Desert Storm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The 1st (UK) Armoured Division was to proceed through the breach and take a series of objectives to secure the right flank of VIIth Corps.
By the time the division had broken out into the Iraqi desert the enemy had lost his chance and the conclusion was inevitable.
The mobility and power of a British armoured division in full flight was not only a surprise for the enemy but a reassuring lesson to those involved.
www.sparsholt.ac.uk /rapc/history5.htm   (2932 words)

 The day the 1st Armoured Division - Robert Fisk: 24 March 2004
The guys at the rear were walking backwards, two officers in the centre, all moving purposefully towards the hotel entrance.
The 1st Armoured had even created a special logo for the "Iraqi Civil Defence Corps", the letters ICDC in Gothic letters with half an SS lightning flash in between.
The same American unit also incorporates a death's head skull in its various symbols, though this is a reference to the destruction of an SS unit by the 1st Armoured Division in Normandy in 1944.
www.robert-fisk.com /articles378.htm   (993 words)

 Polonica Douglas
He was commander of the 1st Polish Armoured Division from February 1942 until May 1945.
He was given command of the 1st Polish Armoured Division which he formed in February 1942 in Scotland.
In the campaigns in NW Europe the Division fought in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.
www.ostrycharz.free-online.co.uk /PolonicaGeneralMaczek.html   (172 words)

 1st Division (UK)
1st Division took as its sign the tip of the spear head sign I Corps (the only extant corps before 1939).
The sign combined the triangle of the 1st Infantry Division, and the charging rhinoceros of the WW2 1st Armoured Division.
1st Division, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
www.regiments.org /formations/uk-div/div01inf.htm   (178 words)

Company C, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division live fire training exercise to assault mock village and trench complex, dragging a simulated casualty to the rear, 6 January 1991.
Company C, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division live fire training exercise to assault mock village and trench complex, fire team inside trench preparing to leapfrog forward, 6 January 1991.
The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division live fire training exercise to assault mock village and trench complex, Warrior Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicles (MICVs) at a firing range, 6 January 1991.
www.army.mil /CMH-PG/photos/gulf_war/GW-Allies1.htm   (544 words)

 1942 - www.canadiansoldiers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The 4th Canadian Infantry Division was converted to become 4th Canadian (Armoured) Division, and went to England in September and October.
The 7th Canadian Infantry Division was created in May 1942 from units raised in March, and initially consisted of the 16th, 17th and 18th Canadian Infantry Brigades.
In July 1942, the Divisions were reorganized as follows: 6th Division to comprise 13, 18 and 19 Brigades; 7th Division with 15, 17 and 20 Brigades, and 8th Division with 14 and 16 Brigades.
www.canadiansoldiers.com /mediawiki-1.5.5/index.php?title=1942   (1320 words)

 11th (UK) Armoured Division: Spearhead Organization
1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment], 1st Battalion Herefordshire Regiment),
Division returns show all were gone by December 1944.
Through "Goodwood" rate the Division as Green for close combat and Rally suppression, Regular for Morale.
spearhead1944.com /brpg/br11.htm   (381 words)

 Northern Ireland News - Plans to reduce UK troops in Germany
In January, it was announced that 4 Armoured Brigade would convert to the mechanised role and move to the UK.
The long-term objective is to concentrate the presence of UK forces in Germany to bases in Bergen-Hohne and Paderborn, where 7 and 20 Armoured Brigades will continue to be based as part of 1st (UK) Armoured Division.
The withdrawal will mean the loss of around 530 local jobs with the British Forces in Osnabruck, but British military authorities said that they would work closely with local labour and other agencies throughout the period of the departure in order to provide appropriate advice and guidance to the individuals affected.
www.4ni.co.uk /news.asp?id=53466   (535 words)

 Wargaming World War II - Megablitz - North Africa 1943 - The Race For Tunis
The US forces were numerically the largest of the three Allied armies converging on Tunis, but the individual battalions were rated only as ‘trained’, reflecting the fact that this was their first experience of combat.
The Germans withdrew behind their minefields after smashing up 1st US Infantry Division and beheading 6th Armoured Division, having overrun its Headquarters and destroying its Engineer Battalion - which would be sorely missed later.
At the other end of the theatre of operations, the British 1st Army closed up to the Italian Divisions who were lurking behind what appeared to be minefields.
www.users.dircon.co.uk /~warden/ww2/Battles/rft.htm   (810 words)

 KFOR Online Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In between troop leading and an Adjutants appointment he was ADC to the Commander 1st British Corps.
In 1985 he was posted on Loan Service to Oman and spent nearly 3 years commanding an armoured squadron in the Sultan of Oman's Armoured Regiment.
Before going to command 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in 1997, he completed a Defence Fellowship at St Antony's College Oxford, studying Turkish security policy, and set up HQ 1st Reconnaissance Brigade.
www.nato.int /kfor/kfor/bios/cv/bio_mayall.htm   (292 words)

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Since the initial landings on the day that China and some of her allies had attacked the Allies, the trio of nations with troops in South America had defeated 30 divisions.
The armored division was preparing to launch another attack against the enemy forces.
The Leclercs and TAMs of the SAU green division being targeted were prepared to hold their positions despite the heavy casualties that were expected.
www.lulu.com /items/volume_7/198000/198023/1/preview/RF_Preview.doc   (931 words)

 CNN.com Specials
Units: The division includes the 7th Armoured Brigade, 16th Air Assault Brigade, 102nd Logistics Brigade and various support units.
Duties: A heavy armor division, the 1st includes the 7th Armoured Brigade, nicknamed "Desert Rats," and the 16th Air Assault Brigade, which is a combination of helicopter and parachute units designed to open or secure points of entry for other land or air forces.
Elements of the division were deployed to the Persian Gulf during the 1991 Persian Gulf War and the division has sent units to Kosovo as a part of U.N. peacekeeping efforts.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2002/iraq/deployment.map/uk.armoured.html   (136 words)

 Armed Forces - a9a3 - British Army - The Royal Signals - Units Deployed Outside the UK
This Regiment provides communications for the Divisional Headquarters and the three Brigades in the 1st (UK) Armoured Division.
supports 4 (Armoured) Brigade, based in Osnabruck, and is part of 1 (UK) Armoured Division.
supports 7 (Armoured) Brigade, based in Bergen and is part of 1 (UK) Armoured Division.
www.armedforces.co.uk /army/listings/l0082.html   (280 words)

 1 (United Kingdom) Armoured Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment
1st (UK) Armoured Division Headquarters Signal Regiment and 4th, 7th and 20th Armoured Brigade Signal Squadrons provide the command support functions for the Divisional and Brigade headquarters.
Click here for information about: 1st (UK) Armoured Division
The Regiment's role is to provide communication and information systems and life support to Headquarters 1 (UK) Armd Div.
www.army.mod.uk /royalsignals/1ADSR/index.htm   (231 words)

 Dragon (Radio Control) 1:72 Micro Tech M1A1 Abrams Radio Controlled 1st Armoured Division Desert Storm (65012) | Antics ...
Lots of top quality radio control tanks and remote control armoured vehicles now available. Sizes range from table top items in 1:72 scale from Dragon's Micro-Tech range with crisp body detail to the monster Tamiya models for the real tank enthusiast.
One of the fastest tanks in the world and with a deadly 120mm gun the Abrams was rather busy during the 1991 gulf war.
Now available is this miniature radio control version with full forward,reverse,left and right function it is finished in the markings of a 1rst Armoured Division machine used during the conflict.
www.rccarsandtrucks.co.uk /522_1_1030885.html   (268 words)

 Scotsman.com News - International - Saddam's interrogation results in arrests
On the military front, commanders of the US 1st Armoured Division plan to cut the number of bases in Baghdad from 26 to eight by the time the 1st Cavalry Division takes over responsibility for the city in mid-April.
The pullback is part of a strategy to allow Iraq’s fledgling police and civil defence forces to take over responsibility for security in Baghdad, said Brigadier-General Martin Dempsey, the 1st Armoured Division commander.
The 1st Cavalry already has sent intelligence specialists and other units to Baghdad, and troops from the two divisions will spend at least two weeks working together before the 1st Armoured Division troops leave, he said.
news.scotsman.com /international.cfm?id=128032004   (558 words)

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