I Airborne Corps (United Kingdom)
|I Airborne Corps|
|Part of||First Allied Airborne Army|
|Nickname(s)||Red Devils [nb 1]|
|Sir Frederick Browning
Sir Richard Gale
Under the command of Lieutenant-General Frederick Arthur Montague Browning, I Airborne Corps was formed in 1943, with the 1st and 6th Airborne Divisions under command. In August 1944, the corps became part of the First Allied Airborne Army, alongside U.S. XVIII Airborne Corps.
Later in the war, as well as the 1st and 6th Airborne Divisions, the corps had the 1st Special Air Service Brigade, the Polish 1st Parachute Brigade and the 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division an air-transportable division under corps command. Other units assigned to the corps were the American 82nd, and 101st Airborne Divisions during Operation Market Garden in September 1944. Lieutenant-General Richard Nelson Gale, who had previously commanded the 6th Airborne Division during the Battle of Normandy, took command of the corps in December 1944.
- Otway, p.88
- Horn and Wyczynski, p.294
- Otway, p.202
- Otway, p.210
- Richard Gale Pegassus archive