Devon and Cornwall County Division

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Devon and Cornwall County Division
Active 28 February 1941-1 December 1941
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Type Static Division
Role Home Defence

The Devon and Cornwall County Division was a County Division of the British Army formed on 28 February 1941. The nucleus of its headquarters came from personnel taken out of Headquarters South-West Area in the Southern Command. It lasted until 1 December of that year when it was reformed in an infantry role, as the 77th Infantry Division.[1][2]

It had three commanding officers, Major General C. W. Allfrey from three days before its formation until one day before, Major General F. E. Morgan from then until 30 October and Major General W. G. Michelmore until 30 November. It controlled the 203rd Independent Infantry Brigade (Home), 209th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home) and 211th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home). It was always under the command of VIII Corps.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joslen, p.108.
  2. ^ Joslen, p. 100.

References[edit]

  • Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (2003) [1st. pub. HMSO:1960]. Orders of Battle: Second World War, 1939–1945. Uckfield: Naval and Military Press. ISBN 9781843424741. OCLC 65152579.