9th (Highland) Infantry Division

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9th (Highland) Division
Active1939–40
Country United Kingdom
BranchFlag of the British Army.svg Territorial Army
TypeInfantry
SizeDivision
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Maj.Gen. Sir Alan Cunningham

The 9th (Highland) Infantry Division was a Territorial Army division of the British Army at the beginning of World War II. It was raised in 1939 as a 2nd Line duplicate of the 51st (Highland) Infantry Division when the Territorial Army was doubled in size as war with Nazi Germany became obvious. After the surrender of the 51st (Highland) Infantry Division in 1940 during the Battle of France, the 9th Division, the duplicate of the 51st Division, was reorganised and renumbered as the new 51st (Highland) Infantry Division. It carried on the great fighting history of Highland military units and fought in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and North-West Europe.

Order of Battle (1939)[edit]

26th Infantry Brigade

27th Infantry Brigade

28th Infantry Brigade

Divisional Troops

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