205th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home)

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205th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home)
Active 10 October 1940-1 December 1941
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Type Infantry Brigade
Role Home Defence

The 205th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home) was a short-lived Home Defence infantry brigade formation of the British Army during the Second World War.

Origin[edit]

205th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home) was formed in World War II for service in the United Kingdom on 10 October 1940 by No 5 Infantry Training Group.[1] It was commanded by Brigadier R. Morton and comprised one Territorial Army battalion and three newly raised infantry battalions.[1]

Composition[edit]

The composition of 205th Brigade was as follows:[1]

Service[edit]

Soon after formation the brigade came under command of North Midlands Area, transferring to the Lincolnshire County Division when that was formed on 27 February 1941. Lincolnshire County Division ceased to function on 24 November and the brigade's battalions were dispersed.[1][7] 7th Royal Norfolks went to 220th Infantry Brigade,[8] and 7th Leicesters went to 204th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home),[9] while 7th Lincolns was disbanded[4] and 8th North Staffords[6] were transferred to the Royal Artillery and became 180th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.

The headquarters of 205th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home) was redesignated HQ 36th Army Tank Brigade on 1 December 1941.[1][10]

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