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
Insignia
Badge worn when in the Lincolnshire County Division.[1] LincolnshireCounty Division Insignia.jpg

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

Formation and Service[edit]

The 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.[2] It was commanded by Brigadier R. Morton and comprised one Territorial Army battalion and three newly raised infantry battalions.[2]

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. The Lincolnshire County Division ceased to function on 24 November and the Brigade lasted only a few days more, its battalions were dispersed.[2][3]

The headquarters of the Brigade were re-designated HQ 36th Army Tank Brigade on 1 December 1941.[2]

Order of battle[edit]

The composition of 205th Brigade was as follows:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cole p. 59
  2. ^ a b c d e Joslen, p. 368.
  3. ^ Joslen, p. 113.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20060104202341/http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/inf/009RNorf.htm
  5. ^ Joslen, p. 462.
  6. ^ "102 LAA Rgt RA (TA)". Royal Artillery 1939-45. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  7. ^ Evans, Nigel F. "Field Regiments". British Artillery Regiments. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
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