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1st British Armoured Division-For Rasputin

Post by Andy H » 23 Mar 2002 20:56

1st Armoured Division

Formed in September 1939 as a Regular Division with the United Kingdom, formerly The Mobile Division.

April 5th 1943 Re-Designated 1st British Armoured Division, to distinguish it from the 1st US Armoured Division.

Oct 28th 1944, Division ceased to be operational

January 11th 1945, Divisional HQ disbanded in Italy.

List of Commanders

03/09/39 Maj Gen R.Evans
24/08/40 Maj Gen C.Norrie
05/11/41 Maj Gen H.Lumsden
03/01/42 Maj Gen F.Messervy
12/02/42 Maj Gen C.Norrie-Wounded 19/07/42
19/07/42 Maj Gen Gatehouse-Wounded 22/07/42
22/07/42 Brig A.Fisher-Acting
15/08/42 Maj Gen H.Lumsden
19/08/42 Maj Gen R.Briggs
27/04/43 Brig T.Bosville-Acting
01/05/43 Maj Gen R.Briggs
15/07/43 Brig R.Peake-Acting
17/07/43 Maj Gen Galloway
18/02/44 Brig N.Jones-Acting
29/02/44 Maj Gen A.Galloway
08/03/44 Brig Goodbody-Acting
14/03/44 Brig N.Jones-Acting
19/03/44 Col J.McDonnell-Acting
Then between March 24th & May 10th the command changes some 6 times between Jones and Galloway.
14/08/44 Maj Gen R.Hull
24/11/44 Lt-Col T.Vogel-Acting

Divisional Troops

Royal Armoured Corp

12th Lancers 01/11/40-12/05/42 & 13/09/42-06/04/44
The Royals 12/05/42-13/09/42
4th Hussars 23/05/44-25/09/44

Royal Artillery

2nd Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) 24/08/42-26/09/44
4th RHA 21/09/42-25/10/43
11th RHA 24/08/42-26/09/44

Anti Tank Regiments

60th 01/04/44-26/09/44
76th 22/09/42-31/03/44

Light AA Regiments

42nd 26/09/42-05/10/44

Signals

1st Armd Signals 03/09/39-17/12/44

Royal Engineers

1st Field Squadron (FS) 01/02/40-04/02/42 & 02/09/42-29/09/44
7th FS 23/10/40-19/03/42 & 01/10/42-20/08/44
627th FS 21/08/44-29/09/44

1st Field Park Squadron (FPS) 03/07/40-25/08/44
631st FPS 26/08/44-29/09/44
1st Field Park Troop 01/07/40-01/08/40
27th Bridging Troop 18/10/43-25/08/44

BRIGADES

2nd Light Armoured Brigade 03/09/39-13/04/40
1st Heavy Armoured Brigade 03/09/39-13/04/40
2nd Armd Brig 14/04/40-25/09/44
3rd Armd Brig 14/04/40-04/10/40
22nd Armd Brig 14/10/40-07/11/41
1st Support Group 03/09/39-11/02/42
200th Guards Brig Group 12/02/42-20/05/42
201st Guards Brig Group 21/05/42-14/06/42
7th Motorised Brig 23/09/42-19/07/43
18th Lorried Infantry Brig 20/07/43-16/02/44
18th Infantry Brig 05/10/43-16/02/44 & 17/08/44-28/10/44

I will post the individual Brigade OOB's later

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