205th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home)
|205th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home)|
Insignia of the Lincolnshire County Division
|Active||10 October 1940-1 December 1941|
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. It was commanded by Brigadier R. Morton and comprised one Territorial Army battalion and three newly raised infantry battalions.
The composition of 205th Brigade was as follows:
- 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment (a 2nd Line Territorial Army pioneer battalion raised in 1939 that had seen service during the Battle of France)
- 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment (raised in 1940)
- 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment (raised in 1940)
- 8th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment (raised 1940)
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. Lincolnshire County Division ceased to function on 24 November and the brigade's battalions were dispersed. 7th Royal Norfolks went to 220th Infantry Brigade, and 7th Leicesters went to 204th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home), while 7th Lincolns was disbanded and 8th North Staffords were transferred to the Royal Artillery and became 180th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
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- Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth