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  British 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 52nd Lowland Division was part of the British Expeditionary Force in France in 1940
The famous territorial Regiments that were incorporated in the 52nd Lowland Division, were all drawn from the Scottish lowlands, and have a history that in some cases goes back more than 300 years.
In January 1945 the 52nd Division participated in Operation Blackcock, the clearing of the Roer Triangle between the rivers Meuse and Roer.
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 British 52nd (Lowland) Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British 52nd (Lowland) Division was a Territorial Army division.
The division moved to Egypt where it manned the east-facing defensive fortifications during the Battle of Romani but was not heavily involved in the fighting which was concentrated on the Australian light horse and New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade to the south.
Although the division was disbanded after the war, the division's number and traditions were later embodied in the 52nd Lowland Regiment, a Territorial Army unit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_52nd_(Lowland)_Division   (591 words)

  
 Territorial Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For instance, the second line 'Wessex Division' was originally called the '2nd Wessex Division' (later the 45th Division) and the second line battalion for the 1/5th East Surreys was the 2/5th East Surreys.
The 42nd and 52nd divisions were sent to Gallipoli as reinforcements for the Helles front in May and June of 1915.
Although the British Government, as national government, is responsible for the defence of the territories, and holds direct control of military units raised within them, the local forces are raised and funded by the governments or the territories.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Territorial_Army   (1487 words)

  
 Uniforms - LoveToKnow Watches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Infantry.-The uniforms of the four Foot Guard regiments are distinguished by the cuffs, which have slashed flaps and buttons, by the blue shoulder-straps and by the embroidery patches on the collar, cuff-flaps and skirts, which are analogous to the GardeLitzen of continental armies.
Swords, except in the case of Scottish infantry, are worn suspended by slings from a belt (the belt in infantry, rifles and hussars being worn under the tunic or sash).
In the 1st Guard division the shoulderstraps and piping are red and white, in the 2nd red and red, in the 3rd yellow and yellow respectively.
www.1911ency.org /U/UN/UNIFORMS.htm   (13668 words)

  
 Combat Mission British Uniforms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In October 1944, the division was finally committed to action in the Scheldt fighting, and remained in Northwest Europe until after the cessation of hostilities in May 1945.
The Guards Armoured Division was formed in the United Kingdom in 1941, and after many reorganizations, moved to Northwest Europe on 28 Jun 1944, where it fought until the cessation of hostilities in May 1945.
In 1939, the Armoured Division (Egypt) was a Regular Division; it was redesignated the 7th Armoured Division in 1940.
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 Battle of the Scheldt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The First Army was comprised of the Canadian II Corps, which included the Polish 1st Armoured Division and the British 49th and 52nd Divisions and the British I Corps.
The Canadian 3rd Infantry Division's 7th Brigade made the initial assault across the Leopold Canal, while the Canadian 9th Brigade mounted an amphibious attack from the northern or coastal side of the pocket.
Operation Infatuate I consisted mainly of infantry of the British 155th Infantry Brigade (4th and 5th battalions King's Own Scottish Borderers, 7/9th battalion The Royal Scots) and No. 4 Commando, who were ferried across from Breskens in small landing craft to an assault beach in the south-eastern area of Vlissingen, codenamed Uncle Beach.
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 Clan USMC "BIA Squad" -- semper fidelis
In the north, the British 21st Army Group under Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery was advancing from the coast roughly in a line running from Antwerp to the US lines roughly along the northern border of Belgium.
The failure of 1,500 British 3-ton trucks in September meant that three US Infantry Divisions (the 26th, 95th, and 104th), newly arrived, were stripped of their trucks to supply forces in contact with the enemy.
In Britain, the commander of the British 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division, whose troops were slated to fly into a captured airfield, pleaded with his superiors to allow a force to fly in with gliders to assist Gen. Urquhart's trapped forces; this was also denied.
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 Canadians in Belgium
During the month of September the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division was fully occupied in clearing the Channel Ports, Boulogne, and Calais, and eliminating the enemy's cross-channel batteries at Cap Gris Nez.
The 7th Infantry Brigade was assigned the initial assault across the Leopold while the 9th Brigade would mount an amphibious attack from the northern or coastal side of the Pocket.
The brigade was to cross the mouth of the Braakman in amphibious vehicles and to land in the neighbourhood of Hoofdplaat, a tiny hamlet in the rear or coastal side of the Pocket, thus exerting pressure on the enemy from two directions at once.
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 Battle of the Scheldt oddd.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
British I Corps The plan for opening the Scheldt estuary involved four main operations; however, the unique geography of the area was daunting.
The British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain declared that if Hitler attacked Poland, which was considered to be at risk of an assault by the Third Reich, then Britain and France would give Poland "all support in their power".
British, Dutch and French colonies fought alongside their metropolitan countries, and many continued their contribution also when the mother countries were occupied.
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 Joyce Kennedy's Album: Liberating Belgium
The left flank of the Allied Armies along the English Channel and through the lowlands would be held by the Canadian First Army commanded by General Harry Crerar.
In the second phase, known as Operation Switchback, the area behind the Leopold Canal was cleared by the 4th Division which was then re deployed and cleared the South Beveland Isthmus.
The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division and the 52nd British (Lowland) Division would collaborate in an elaborate operation combining bridging by engineers, an amphibious landing by the British unit and boat launched assault by the Canadians.
www.canadagoose.net /al2belgium.htm   (680 words)

  
 Sir Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston ; "The Butcher of Helles"
The British 29th Division, known as the Incomparable Division, was a First World War regular army infantry division formed in early 1915 by combining various units that had been acting as garrisons about the British Empire.
Nicknamed 'Hunter-Bunter', Hunter-Weston was a classic example of the British "donkey" general — he was also referred to as "The Butcher of Helles" for his utter disregard for the welfare of his troops and his incompetent battle plans.
He claimed he was "blooding the pups" when he made the inexperienced 156th Brigade of the British 52nd (Lowland) Division attack without artillery support during the Battle of Gully Ravine.
www.diggerhistory2.info /graveyards/pages/leaders/hunter-weston.htm   (549 words)

  
 The Battle of the Scheldt - Veterans Affairs Canada
On October 2, the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division began its advance north of Antwerp, while the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, supported by the 4th Canadian Armoured Division, began the assault over the Leopold Canal.
The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, advancing north to close the eastern end of South Beveland, made good progress against the enemy paratroopers who were barring the way.
By October 24, the entrance to South Beveland was breached and secured and the 2nd Canadian Division began the advance into South Beveland, assisted by an amphibious landing by the 52nd British Division.
www.vac-acc.gc.ca /general/sub.cfm?source=history/secondwar/netherlands/scheldt   (988 words)

  
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British Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles
British First Army order of battle, 20 April 1943
British First Army order of battle, 4 May 1943
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 British World War I divisions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In the Battle of Loos, notable for being the first battle in which British forces used poison gas, the 9th (Scottish) Division assaulted the Hohenzollern Redoubt, the 5th Camerons suffered horrific casualties, and Corporal J. Pollock gained a Victoria Cross for his actions.
Notably it relieved the British 30th Division at Montauban and later attacked German positions at Bernafay Wood, where it succeeded in capturing vital objectives and forcing a German withdrawal.
Transferred to British 15th Division and amalgamated with 10th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders in May, 1916 Transferred to 26th Brigade & replaced 8th Gordon Highlanders May, 1916.
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 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division [British] 1939-1945
Infantry (MG Bn, Sp Bn, Recce, Brigades)
at the outbreak of the was a second line Territorial Army division, being a duplicate of the 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division.
Placed on Lower Establishment in November 1941, it was raised to Higher Establishment in March 1943 and reorganized as a Mixed Division, before finally being reorganized as an Infantry Division in September 1943.
www.unithistories.com /units_british/15InfDiv.html   (172 words)

  
 Family Research - English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy » 32 (Scottish) Signal Regiment (Volunteers)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
After the outbreak of World War I in 1914 the Glasgow Group RE was disbanded and the Regiment was sent as part of IV Corps and the BEF to France.
The Regiment was retitled 52nd Lowland Infantry Division Signal Regiment in 1948.
Under the reorganisation of the TA in 1967 the Regiment was retitled 32nd (Scottish) Signal Regiment (Volunteers).
www.lineages.co.uk /2004/06/07/32-scottish-signal-regiment-volunteers   (574 words)

  
 ASL Digest 6.3
Elements of the 155th Bde of British 52nd Lowland Division and elements of 4th Armored Division [ELR:4] {SAN:2}.
The signal troops would lay cable from the division headquarters to both the guns and the observation posts (in most cases) and to individual units or forward observers (in rare cases).
The artillery officer at division responded to the incoming reports of the forward observers and observation posts, the needs of the Divisional commander and assigned duties to the four gun "units" which comprised the artillery registered.
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 52nd Infantry Brigade [UK]
formed in India as Training Brigade for British infantry reinforcements in jungle warfare
formed in T.A. at Edinburgh (Scottish Command) by redesignation of HQ Lowlands, and perpetuating 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division
That of the former 52nd (Lowland) Division: a white St. Andrews cross on a blue shield edged in white.
www.regiments.org /formations/uk-bde/bde052.htm   (64 words)

  
 WarWheels.Net - British Armoured Cars In Europe - 1944-1945
The gun-armed Car, Armoured was in simple terms a fighting car, those used in NW Europe being Daimler, Humber, AEC 'Matador with a bigger gun and used to support the lightly armoured cars', the American T17E1 Staghound and M8 Greyhound and the Canadian Fox.
Also, each British Corps Signals unit should have had two Staghound 37mm each, and each British Infantry Division should have had one Humber IV 37mm and two Staghound 37mm in its Signals organisation, while Canadian Infrantry Divisions were due 3 Staghounds.
As the British Army - or more correctly, the British Government - amalgamates and even disbands regiments at regular intervals, just knowing which regimental title a unit had at a particular time, and what it has now, is an art and the subject of many books in itself.
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 COMBINEDOPS WALCHEREN
The Canadians were to establish a bridgehead on the island through which the British 52nd Lowland Division would pass to continue the assault.
The first two are for 9.4 cm artillery and the third for fire direction; (5) Lt./General Wilhelm Daser, Commander of the 70th Infantry Division and Fortress Commander of Walcheren led into captivity accompanied by Major Hugh Johnston of the Royal Scots.
Painful because it seems clear that its purpose was diversionary: to draw onto themselves enemy forces and fire which otherwise would have been available to the German 70th Infantry Division to oppose the landings by the British 52nd Lowland Division and various British Commando Units.
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 1st Line Territorial Force Infantry Division 1918
One of the most apparent differences is that the number of infantry battalions in Divisions on the Western Front was reduced from 13 to 10 (including the pioneer battalion).
The 43rd and 44th Division were sent to India in 1914, and by the end of the war they had lost much of their infantry which had been sent mostly to the Middle-East as reinforcements.
Another exception was the 53rd Division which changed to the Indian establishment between 4 June and 29 August 1918.
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 British Divisions in WWII - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
List of military divisions — List of British divisions in WWII
This page is a list of British divisions that fought in World War II.
It is intended to provide a central point to access information about British formations of that size.
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 Territorial Force Infantry Division 1914
On this page an overview of the T.F. Infantry Divisions is given with their organic battalions as of August 4, 1914.
As soon as the Divisions were transferred to other parts of the world battalions were shuffled around, although the territorial character was retained as long as possible.
On outbreak of hostilities the West Lancashire Division sent 9 battalions to France to reinforce the B.E.F., while the remiander joined the Highland Division.
www.win.tue.nl /~drenth/BritArmy/Divisions/tf_divs.html   (1177 words)

  
 Index of the Divisions of the British Army
Index of the Divisions of the British Army
52nd Lowland Division [WW1], by Scots at War Project.
52nd Lowland Division [WW2], by Scots at War Project.
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 Gunfire
I do believe the whole fire-support operation was under command of Brigadier-General Lionel Bryan Douglas Burns, commander of R. 52nd Lowland Infantry Division (Burnforce) and Brig.-Gen. A Bruce Matthews R.A. for the Breskens-pocket.
I have read all the War Diaries of those regiments but no targets or coordinates were given.
I'm sure answers can be found in the Regiments Fire plans, in message logs of the Artillery regiments or an Infantry unit calling for the fire [as a result of a request from a F.o.o.].
www.wigard.nl /WO2/Gunfire   (752 words)

  
 Officers of the British Army 1939-1945  -- H
Officers of the British Army 1939-1945 -- H
President of Military Court for War Crimes trial of German FM Albert von Kesselring, Venice, Italy, 05.1947.
DAQMG (Maintenance), HQ British Army of the Rhine
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Static Division 1st Parachute Army LXXXVI Korps 176.
Panzer Brigade Division 'Erdmann' II Parachute Korps XII SS Korps 180.
Volksgrenadier Division (Oct 5) Wehrkreis VI Korps 'Feldt' 406.
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 CNN.com - Special Reports
Died of injuries sustained in a fire during a small-arms fire exercise.
Allen died on June 8, 2005, in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained in an alleged fratricide attack in Tikrit, Iraq, on June 7, 2005.
Bass and another soldier were killed when their unit came under direct fire during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq on November 23, 2005.
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Anders, An Army in Exile: The Story of the Second Polish Corps (Nashville: Battery Press, 1981, reprint) 95 Enzo Angelucci, ed., The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft 1914-1980, tr.
Panzer-Division - Windhund Division - 1944-1945 (Herbert W. Schallowetz GmbH, 1994) 95 _____., From Normandy to the Ruhr: With the 116th Panzer Division in World War II, tr.
Michael Mend‚ (Winnipeg: J.J. Fedorowicz, 1994) (Ger) 94 Allan H. Mick, ed., With the 102d Infantry Division Through Germany (Washington: Infantry Journal Press, 1947) 95 Vince Milano, Normandiefront: D-Day to St. Lo through German Eyes, Vol.
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