14th Military Division (Vichy France)

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The 14th Military Division was a division sized unit of the Vichy France army. The division was formed in late 1940 and demobilized in late 1942. It was under the control of the 1st Military Corps and controlled units in East France notably on the Swiss border.[1]

7th Military Division
ActiveDecember 1940 - November 1942
Country Vichy France
BranchVichy French Army
RoleMilitary Garrison and Infantry
EngagementsWorld War II


The 14th Military Division was organized in September 1940 under Lieutenant General Alfred-Marie-Joseph-Louis Montagne. In November 1942, the division was de-mobilised. The division was under the command of the I Group of Military Divisions, also known as the I Military Corps.[2] It was headquartered in Lyon in Southern France.[1] In addition to the division controlling military units it also supervised the areas of the 1st Military District and 2nd Military District in addition to a security squadron and training grounds.[3]


Structure of the division in 1941 (names in English and French):[1][4][3]

  • Deputy Commander, 7th Military Division (French: Commandant Adjoint de la 7ème Division Militaire)
    • Infantry Commander, 7th Military Division (French: Commandant d'Infanterie, 7ème Division Militaire)
    • 2nd Artillery Regiment [fr] (French: 2e Régiment d'Artillerie)
    • 11th Cuirassier Regiment [fr] (French: 11e Régiment de Cuirassiers)
    • 4th Engineer Regiment [fr] (French: 4e Régiment du Génie)
    • 8/14e Groupe de Transmissions - (8/14th Signals Battalion)
    • 14e Compagnie de Supply - (14th Supply Company)
    • Commandement Militaire de Department - (Military Departments Command)
      • Commandement Militaire de Department de Rhone (Military Department Command of Rhone)
      • Commandement Militaire de Department de Drôme (Military Department Command of Drôme)
      • Commandement Militaire de Department de Isère (Military Department Command of Isère)
      • Commandement Militaire de Department de Haute-Savoie (Military Department Command of Haute-Savoie)
      • Commandement Militaire de Department de Hautes-Alpes (Military Department Command of Hautes-Alpes)
      • Commandement Militaire de Department de Savoie (Military Department Command of Savoie)
    • Commandement de District Militaire - (Military Districts Command)
    • Chamerand Training Group (Groupe d'Entrainement Chamerand)
    • 1er Régiment de Garde de la Légion - (1st Legion Guard Regiment)
      • Headquarters - Lyon
      • 1er Bataillon
        • Headquarters - Lyon
        • 1er Escadron - Reconnaissance
        • 2e Escadron - Infantry
        • 3e Escadron - Motorcycle
      • 2e Bataillon
        • Headquarters - Annecy
        • 5e Escadron - Motorcycle
        • 6e Escadron - Reconnaissance
        • 7e Escadron - Infantry
        • 8e Escadron - Infantry


  1. ^ a b c The Organization and Order of Battle of Militaries in World War II: Volume VI Italy and France Including the Neutral Countries of San Marino, Vatican City (Holy See), Andorra, and Monaco. p. 492.
  2. ^ "Vichy Army in Metropolitan France, 15.04.1941". niehorster.org. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  3. ^ a b "14e Division Militaire, French Vichy Army, 15.04.1941". www.niehorster.org. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  4. ^ "Vichy French Forces" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-01-27. Retrieved 2019-01-23.