51e division d’infanterie Highland britannique – Bataille de Normandie

51e division d’infanterie Highland britannique

51st (Highland) Infantry Division

51st (Highland) Infantry Division

Ordre de bataille – Juin 1944 – Bataille de Normandie

Commandants :
– 8 août 1943 – 26 juillet 1944 : Major General Charles David Bullen-Smith
– 26 juillet 1944 – 23 mars 1945 : Major General Tom Rennie (tué au combat)

152nd Infantry Brigade : Brigadier Haugh, remplacé le 24 juin 1944 par le Brigadier James Cassels.
– 2nd Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders : lieutenant-colonel Horne.
A company
B company
C company
D company
– 5th Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders : lieutenant-colonel Walford.
A company
B company
C company : Major Gilmour.
D company
– 5th Battalion, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders : lieutenant-colonel “Sandy” Monro.
A company
B company : Major Nixon.
C company : Major H. W. Cairns.
D company : Major Eric Mainwaring.

153rd Infantry Brigade : Brigadier H. “Nap” Murray.
– 5th Battalion, The Black Watch : lieutenant-colonel Thompson.
– 1st Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders
– 5/7th Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders

154th Infantry Brigade : Brigadier James Oliver.
– 1st Battalion, The Black Watch  (Royal Highland Regiment) : lieutenant-colonel John Adam Hopwood.
– 7th (Fife) Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) : lieutenant-colonel Charles Cathcart.
– 7th Battalion, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s) : lieutenant-colonel John Meiklejohn.

Appuis
– 1st/7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment
– 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps

Artillerie
– 126th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
– 127th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
– 128th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
– 61st Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery

Génie
– 274th Field Company, Royal Engineers
– 275th Field Company, Royal Engineers
– 276th Field Company, Royal Engineers

Renforcement
– 144th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (du 3 août au 14 septembre 1944)
– 148th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (du 10 juillet au 15 août 1944)

 

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