152nd Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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152nd Infantry Brigade
Active 2 September 1939 – 12 June 1940
August 1940 – 1945
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry
Size Brigade
Part of British 51st (Highland) Infantry Division

World War II

  • Battle of France
  • North Africa
  • Sicily
  • Normandy
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Germany
Brigadier "Rosey" Lloyd
Brigadier E. C. N. Custance
Brigadier "Roscoe" Harvey
Brigadier J. M. Anstice
As part of 51st Division 51stHighlandpost1940.jpg

The 152nd Infantry Brigade (part of The 51st (Highland) Division) was a British Territorial Army division that fought during the Second World War. The division was referred to as the "Highway Decorators" by other divisions who became used to discovering the 'HD' insignia painted wherever the Highlanders had passed through.

The original 152nd Brigade, formed along with the division in 1937, was effectively destroyed when the 51st (Highland) Division surrendered at St Valery-en-Caux on 12 June 1940. It was reformed in August 1940 from the 26th Infantry Brigade of the 9th (Highland) Infantry Division which was renumbered as the 51st Division.

Campaign Honours[edit]


  • Brig. H. W. V. Stewart
  • Brig. I. K. Thompson
  • Brig. D. N. Wimberley
  • Brig. G. Murray
  • Lt.-Col. J. Sorel-Cameron
  • Brig. G. H. A. MacMillan
  • Brig. J. A. Oliver
  • Brig. A. J. H. Cassels
  • Lt.-Col. D. B. Lang
  • Brig. J. A. Grant-Peterkin

Order of battle[edit]

Original 152nd Infantry Brigade (1939-1940)[edit]

Reconstituted 152nd Infantry Brigade (1940-45)[edit]

  • 2nd Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders
  • 5th Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders
  • 5th Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

See also[edit]