205th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home)
|205th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home)|
|Active||10 October 1940-1 December 1941|
|Badge worn when in the Lincolnshire County Division.|
Formation and Service
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. It was commanded by Brigadier R. Morton and comprised one Territorial Army battalion and three newly raised infantry battalions.
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.
Order of battle
The composition of 205th Brigade was as follows:
- 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment (10 October 1940 — 5 November 1941, a 2nd Line Territorial Army pioneer battalion that had seen service during the Battle of France)
- 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment (10 October 1940 —27 November 1941, converted that year to the 102nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery)
- 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment (10 October 1940 — 25 November 1941)
- 8th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment (10 October 1940 — 29 November 1941, converted in March 1942 to the 180th Field regiment, Royal Artillery)
- Cole p. 59
- Joslen, p. 368.
- Joslen, p. 113.
- Joslen, p. 462.
- "102 LAA Rgt RA (TA)". Royal Artillery 1939-45. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
- Evans, Nigel F. "Field Regiments". British Artillery Regiments. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
- Cole, Howard (1973). Formation Badges of World War 2 Britain, Commonwealth and Empire. London: Arms and Armour Press.
- Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (2003) . Orders of Battle: Second World War, 1939–1945. Uckfield: Naval and Military Press. ISBN 978-1-84342-474-1.
- Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth