51st Highland Infantry Division – 1944 – Battle of Normandy

51st (Highland) Infantry Division

51st (Highland) Infantry Division

Battle order – June 1944 – Battle of Normandy

Commander:
– August 8th, 1943 – July 26th, 1944: Major General Charles David Bullen-Smith
– July 26th, 1944 – March 23rd,1945: Major General Tom Rennie (killed in action)

152nd Infantry Brigade: Brigadier D. H. Haugh
– 2nd Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders
– 5th Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders
– 5th Battalion, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders

153rd Infantry Brigade: Brigadier H. Murray
– 5th Battalion, The Black Watch : Lieutenant Colonel Thompson
– 1st Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders
– 5/7th Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders

154th Infantry Brigade: Brigadier J. A. Hopwood
– 1st Battalion, The Black Watch  (Royal Highland Regiment): Lieutenant Colonel John Adam Hopwood
– 7th (Fife) Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
– 7th Battalion, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s)

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

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

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

Reinforcement
– 148th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps