154th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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154th Infantry Brigade
Active 2 September 1939 - 1945
Country Great Britain
Branch British Army
Type Infantry
Size Brigade
Part of British 51st (Highland) Infantry Division
Battle honours Battle of France
North Africa
51stHighlandpost1940.jpg As part of 51st Division

154th Infantry Brigade was part of The 51st (Highland) Division and 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.

154th Brigade was luckier than its sister brigades of the 51st Division (152nd & 153rd). It was detached in June 1940 to form the mobile battlegroup "Arkforce" and was able to escape from Northern France while the rest of the division was forced to surrender at St Valery-en-Caux. However, the brigade was severely understrength by the time it returned to Britain, and in August 1940 it was reorganised and merged with the 28th Infantry Brigade of 9th (Highland) Infantry Division to form part of the new 51st Division. In this capacity it went on to serve in North Africa, Sicily and North-West Europe.

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  • 1st Battalion, The Black Watch
  • 7th Battalion, The Black Watch
  • 7th Battalion, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

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