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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

3rd Infantry Division

Major General Tom G. Rennie

Battle order

15th (Scottish) Infantry Division

General Gordon Holmes MacMillan

Battle order

43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division

Major General Ivor Thomas

Battle order

49th (West Riding) Infantry Division

Major General Sir Evelyn W. Barker

Battle order

50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division

Major General D. A. H. Graham

Battle order

51st (Highland) Infantry Division

Major General C. D. Bullen-Smith

Battle order

53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division

Major General R. K. Ross

Battle order

59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division

Major General Lewis Lyne

Battle order

Airborne infantry

DIVISION

COMMANDER

BATTLE ORDER

6th Airborne Division

General Richard Gale

Battle order

Armoured units

DIVISION

COMMANDER

BATTLE ORDER

7th Armoured Division

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

Battle order

11th Armoured Division

Major General Evelyn W. Baker

Battle order

79th Armoured Division

Major General Percy Hobarts

Battle order

Miscellaneous

1st Corps

 Commandos

30th Corps

Independant brigades

News from Normandy

Wall of Remembrance

Wall of Remembrance

The Wall of Remembrance is a tribute to the veterans of the Battle of Normandy who have passed away

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