British ground forces – Battle of Normandy

British ground forces in Normandy

History and battle orders of British land forces during the Battle of Normandy from June to August 1944.

Infantery

DIVISION

COMMANDER

BATTLE ORDER

Major General Tom G. Rennie

15th (Scottish) Infantry Division

General Gordon Holmes MacMillan

43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division

Major General Ivor Thomas

49th (West Riding) Infantry Division

Major General Sir Evelyn W. Barker

51st (Highland) Infantry Division

Major General C. D. Bullen-Smith

53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division

Major General R. K. Ross

59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division

Major General Lewis Lyne

Airborne infantry

DIVISION

COMMANDER

BATTLE ORDER

Armoured units

DIVISION

COMMANDER

BATTLE ORDER

7th Armoured Division

Maj. Gen. George W. E. J. Erskine

11th Armoured Division

Major General Evelyn W. Baker

79th Armoured Division

Major General Percy Hobarts