61st Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

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For the equivalent formation in World War I, see 61st (2nd South Midland) Division.
61st Infantry Division[1]
Active 1939 - 1945
Country United Kingdom
Branch Infantry
Type Infantry Division
Officer Commanding Major-General C. B. Wainwright

The 61st Infantry Division[1][2] was a Territorial Army unit of the British Army during the Second World War.


The 61st Infantry Division[1] was formed as a 2nd Line duplicate division of the 48th (South Midland) Infantry Division. On 15 April 1940 part of the division (the British 146th Infantry Brigade and 61st Division HQ) was converted into Maurice Force, a formation created for operations in Norway. Although the division was reformed it did not see active service outside the United Kingdom.


Component Units[edit]

(as of 3 September 1939)

182nd Infantry Brigade
183rd Infantry Brigade
184th Infantry Brigade

Support Units[edit]

Royal Artillery

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Joslen, p. 95
  2. ^ Chappell, p. 37


  • Chappell, Mike (1987). British battle insignia (2): 1939-1940. Men-At-Arms. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 0-85045-739-4. 
  • Joslen, Lieutenant-Colonel H.F (1960) [1960]. Orders Of Battle Second World War 1939-1945. Naval & Military Press Ltd. ISBN 978-1-84342-474-1. 

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