1st Airborne Corps (United Kingdom)
|1st Airborne Corps|
|Part of||1st Allied Airborne Army|
|Nickname||Red Devils [nb 1]|
|Lieutenant-General Frederick Browning
Lieutenant-General Richard Gale
Under the command of Lieutenant-General Frederick Browning, the 1st Airborne Corps was formed in 1943, with the 1st and the 6th Airborne Divisions. In August 1944, the corps became part of the 1st Allied Airborne Army, alongside the American XVIII Airborne Corps.
Later in the war as well as the 1st and 6th Airborne Divisions, the corps had the 1st SAS Brigade, the 1st Polish Parachute Brigade and the 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division an air-transportable division under corps command. Other units assigned to the corps were the American 82nd, and 101st Airborne Divisions during Operation Market Garden. Lieutenant General Richard Gale took command of the Corps in December 1944.
- Otway, p.88
- Horn and Wyczynski, p.294
- Otway, p.202
- Otway, p.210
- Richard Gale Pegassus archive