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1st (United Kingdom) Division

The 1st (United Kingdom) Division, formerly the 1st Armoured Division, is a division of the British Army, currently the only British division to be stationed in Germany. [1]

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Adrian Bradshaw

General Sir Adrian John Bradshaw (born 1958) is a British Army officer and the current Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

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Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke

Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke & Bar (23 July 188317 June 1963) was a senior officer of the British Army.

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Alan Jolly

General Sir Alan Jolly GCB CBE DSO (1910–1977) was a senior officer of the British Army of the 20th century.

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Alexander Galloway

Lieutenant-General Sir Alexander Galloway, (1895 – 1977) was an officer in the British Army during World War I and World War II. He was particularly highly regarded as a staff officer and as such had an influential role in the outcome of Operation Crusader in 1941.

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Allan Taylor (British Army officer)

Lieutenant General Sir Allan Macnab Taylor KBE MC (26 March 1919 – 13 June 2004) was a British Army officer who commanded 1st Division.

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Anthony Denison-Smith

Lieutenant General Sir Anthony Arthur Denison-Smith (born 1942) is a former British Army officer who commanded 1st (UK) Armoured Division.

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Anthony Mullens

Lieutenant General Sir Anthony Richard Guy Mullens (10 May 1936 – 27 November 2009) was a British Army officer who became Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Systems).

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Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd

Field Marshal Sir Archibald Armar Montgomery-Massingberd GCB, GCVO, KCMG, DL (6 December 1871 – 13 October 1947) was Chief of the Imperial General Staff.

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Army Air Corps (United Kingdom)

The Army Air Corps is a component of the British Army, first formed in 1942.

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Basra

Basra, also written Basrah (البصرة; BGN: Al Başrah), is the capital of Basra Governorate, located on the Shatt al-Arab river in southern Iraq between Kuwait and Iran.

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Battle of France

The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War, beginning on 10 May 1940, defeating primarily French forces.

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Battle of Gazala

The Battle of Gazala (near modern town of Ayn al Ghazālah) was fought during the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War, around the port of Tobruk in Libya from 26 May to 21 June 1942.

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Battle of Wadi Akarit

The Battle of Wadi Akarit (Operation Scipio) was an Allied attack from 6–7 April 1943 to dislodge Axis forces from positions along the Wadi Akarit in Tunisia (also known as the Akarit Line).

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Brian Kenny (British Army officer)

General Sir Brian Leslie Graham Kenny GCB CBE (born 18 June 1934) is a British Army General who was Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

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British Armoured formations of World War II

The British Armoured formations of World War II refers to the Armoured Divisions and Independent Armoured and Tank Brigades deployed by the British Army during the Second World War.

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British Army

The British Army is the United Kingdom's principal land warfare force.

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British Army during the Second World War

The British Army during the Second World War was, in 1939, a volunteer army, that introduced limited conscription in early 1939, and full conscription shortly after the declaration of war with Germany.

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British Army Order of Battle (September 1939)

The organisation of Divisions and Brigades of British Army in 1939, at the outbreak of the Second World War, is listed below.

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British Expeditionary Force (World War II)

The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was the British Army in Europe from 1939 to 1940 during the Second World War.

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British Forces Germany

British Forces Germany (BFG), is the name for British Armed Forces service personnel and civilians based in Germany.

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Chief of the General Staff (United Kingdom)

Chief of the General Staff (CGS) has been the title of the professional head of the British Army since 1964.

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Commander Land Forces

Commander Land Forces is a senior British Army officer who has responsibility for generating and preparing forces for current and contingency operations.

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David Alexander-Sinclair

Major-General David Boyd Alexander-Sinclair CB (2 May 1927 – 7 February 2014) was a British Army officer who commanded 1st Armoured Division.

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David Thorne (British Army officer)

Major-General Sir David Calthrop Thorne KBE CVO (13 December 1933 – 23 April 2000) was a British Army officer who commanded 1st Armoured Division.

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Division (military)

A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.

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Edwin Bramall, Baron Bramall

Field Marshal Edwin Noel Westby Bramall, Baron Bramall (born 18 December 1923) is a British Army officer who served as Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, between 1979 and 1982, and as Chief of the Defence Staff, professional head of the British Armed Forces, from 1982 to 1985.

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Egypt

Egypt (مِصر, مَصر), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

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Erwin Rommel

Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (15 November 1891 – 14 October 1944), popularly known as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), was a German field marshal of World War II.

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First Battle of El Alamein

The First Battle of El Alamein (1–27 July 1942) was a battle of the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War, fought on the northern coast of Egypt between Axis forces (Germany and Italy) of the Panzer Army Africa (Panzerarmee Afrika) (also known as the Africa Corps) commanded by Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) Erwin Rommel nicknamed "The Desert Fox" and Allied (specifically British Imperial) forces (Britain, British India, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand) of the Eighth Army, commanded by General Claude Auchinleck.

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Frank Messervy

General Sir Frank Walter Messervy & Bar (9 December 1893 – 2 February 1974) was a British Indian Army officer in both the First and Second World Wars.

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Geoffrey Howlett

General Sir Geoffrey Hugh Whitby Howlett KBE MC (born 5 February 1930) is a former senior British Army officer who was Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces Northern Europe.

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Germany

Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.

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Giles Hill

Major-General Giles Patrick Hill CBE is a British Army officer who currently commands 1st (United Kingdom) Division.

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Gothic Line

The Gothic Line (Gotenstellung; Linea Gotica) formed Field Marshal Albert Kesselring's last major line of defence in the Italian Campaign during the final stages of the Second World War along the summits of the northern part of the Apennine Mountains during the fighting retreat of the German forces in Italy against the Allied Armies in Italy commanded by General Sir Harold Alexander.

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Graham Binns

Major General Graham John Binns is a retired British Army officer.

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Gulf War

The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

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Herbert Lumsden

Lieutenant-General Herbert Lumsden, CB, DSO*, MC (8 April 1897 – 6 January 1945) was a British Army general and the most senior British army combat casualty of World War II.

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Herford

Herford is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the lowlands between the hill chains of the Wiehen Hills and the Teutoburg Forest.

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Honourable Artillery Company

The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1537 by King Henry VIII and is the second oldest military organisation in the world (behind the Vatican's Pontifical Swiss Guard).

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I Marine Expeditionary Force

The I Marine Expeditionary Force ("I" pronounced "One") is a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) of the United States Marine Corps primarily composed of the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and 1st Marine Logistics Group.

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Iain Mackay-Dick

Major-General Sir Iain (Charles) Mackay-Dick (born 24 August 1945) Is a retired soldier.

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Imphal Barracks

Imphal Barracks is a military installation located in Fulford, York, England.

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Infantry

The infantry is the branch of a military force that fights on foot.

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Iraq War

The Iraq WarThe conflict is also known as the War in Iraq, the Occupation of Iraq, the Second Gulf War, Gulf War II, and Gulf War 2.

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Italian Campaign (World War II)

The Italian Campaign of World War II was the name of Allied operations in and around Italy, from 1943 to the end of the war in Europe.

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Jack Harman

General Sir Jack Wentworth Harman, (20 July 1920 – 28 December 2009) is a former Adjutant-General to the Forces.

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James Bashall

Major-General James Ian Bashall CBE is a senior British Army officer who is Chief of Staff, Operations at the Permanent Joint Headquarters, Northwood.

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James Chiswell

Major-General James Robert Chiswell CBE, MC (born 29 March 1964) is a British Army officer.

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John Cooper (British Army officer)

Lieutenant General John Cooper, CB, DSO, MBE (born 17 February 1955) is a former senior British Army officer.

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John Kiszely

Lieutenant General Sir John Panton Kiszely, (born 2 April 1948) is a retired senior British Army officer who was Director General of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

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John Wilfred Stanier

Field Marshal Sir John Wilfred Stanier, GCB, MBE (6 October 1925 – 10 November 2007) was Chief of the General Staff.

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Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha

Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha, PC (7 September 1893 – 16 February 1957) was a British Liberal, then National Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) and Cabinet Minister.

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List of British divisions in World War II

This page is a list of British Army divisions that existed in World War II.

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List of component units of British 1st Armoured Division

This is a list of component units of British 1st Armoured Division.

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List of higher formations British 1st Armoured Division served under

This is a list of higher formations British 1st Armoured Division served under during World War II, taken from official sources.

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List of senior officers of British 1st Armoured Division

This is a list of senior officers of the British 1st Armoured Division.

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Major-general (United Kingdom)

Major general (Maj Gen), formerly more commonly major-general, is a 2 star rank in the British Army and Royal Marines.

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Miles Fitzalan-Howard, 17th Duke of Norfolk

Major General Miles Francis Stapleton Fitzalan-Howard, 17th Duke of Norfolk GCPO (21 July 1915 – 24 June 2002), was a British Army general and peer.

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Multi-National Division (South-West) (Bosnia)

The Multi-National Division (South-West) was a military formation which formed part of IFOR, a NATO-led multinational peacekeeping force in Bosnia and Herzegovina under a one-year mandate from 20 December 1995 to 20 December 1996, and then formed part of SFOR, another NATO-led multinational peacekeeping force, from 20 December 1996 until June 2004.

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North African Campaign

During the Second World War, the North African Campaign took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943.

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Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia.

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Peter Wall (British Army officer)

General Sir Peter Anthony Wall Hon.

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Raymond Briggs (British Army officer)

Major-General Raymond Briggs CB DSO (1895–1984) was a British Army officer who led 2nd Armoured Brigade at the Second Battle of El Alamein.

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Redmond Watt

General Sir Charles Redmond "Reddy" Watt (born 1950) is a retired senior British Army officer who was Commander-in-Chief, Land Command.

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Republican Guard (Iraq)

The Iraqi Republican Guard (حرس العراق الجمهوري ""Ḥaris al-‘Irāq al-Jamhūriyy") was a branch of the Iraqi military from 1969 to 2003, primarily during the presidency of Saddam Hussein.

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Richard Hull

Field Marshal Sir Richard Amyatt Hull (7 May 1907 – 17 September 1989) was the last Chief of the Imperial General Staff (1961–1964) and the first Chief of the General Staff, and as such the professional head of the British Army and then Chief of the Defence Staff, the professional head of all British Armed Forces.

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Richard Lawson (British Army officer)

General Sir Richard George Lawson KCB, DSO, OBE, KCSS (born 24 November 1927) is a former British Army officer, who served as General Officer Commanding in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, and later as Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces Northern Europe.

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Richard Swinburn

Lieutenant General Sir Richard Hull Swinburn KCB (born 30 October 1937) was Commander of the UK Field Army.

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Richard Ward (British Army officer)

General Sir Richard Erskine Ward GBE KCB DSO MC (1917–1989) was Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong.

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River Somme

The Somme is a river in Picardy, northern France.

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Robin Brims

Lieutenant General Robin Vaughan Brims (born 27 June 1951) is a retired British Army officer.

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Roddy Cordy-Simpson

Lieutenant General Sir Roderick Alexander 'Roddy' Cordy-Simpson (born 29 February 1944) is a retired British Army general.

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Roger Evans (British Army officer)

Major General Roger Evans (9 January 1886 – 22 October 1968) was a British Army officer who commanded the 1st Armoured Division during the early stages of the Second World War.

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Roger Neil Wheeler

General Sir Roger Neil Wheeler (born 16 December 1941) is a retired British Army officer who served as Chief of the General Staff from 1997 to 2000.

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Royal Artillery

The Royal Regiment of Artillery, commonly referred to as the Royal Artillery (RA), is the artillery arm of the British Army.

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Royal Corps of Signals

The Royal Corps of Signals (often simply known as the Royal Signals - abbreviated to R SIGNALS) is one of the combat support arms of the British Army.

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Royal Engineers

The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army.

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Royal Military Police

The Royal Military Police (RMP) is the corps of the British Army responsible for the policing of service personnel, and for providing a military police presence both in the UK and while service personnel are deployed overseas on operations and exercises.

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Royal Tank Regiment

The Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) is the oldest tank unit in the world, being formed by the British Army in 1916 during the Great War.

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Rupert Smith

General Sir Rupert Anthony Smith, KCB, DSO & Bar, OBE, QGM (born 1943) is a retired British Army officer and author of The Utility of Force.

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.

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Second Battle of El Alamein

The Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October – 11 November 1942) took place near the Egyptian railway halt of El Alamein.

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Secretary of State for War

The position of Secretary of State for War, commonly called War Secretary, was a British cabinet-level position, first held by Henry Dundas (appointed in 1794).

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Thomas Pearson (British Army officer)

General Sir Thomas Cecil Hook Pearson & Bar (born 1 July 1914) is a retired general in the British Army who served as Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces Northern Europe from 1972 to 1974.

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Tunisia Campaign

The Tunisia Campaign (also known as the Battle of Tunisia) was a series of battles that took place in Tunisia during the North African Campaign of the Second World War, between Axis and Allied forces.

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Verden an der Aller

Verden an der Aller, also called Verden (Aller) or simply Verden, is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, on the river Aller.

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VII Corps (United States)

The VII Corps of the United States Army was one of the two principal corps of the United States Army Europe during the Cold War.

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Willoughby Norrie, 1st Baron Norrie

Lieutenant General Charles Willoughby Moke Norrie, 1st Baron Norrie & Bar (26 September 1893 – 25 May 1977) was a British Army general during the Second World War, following which he served terms as Governor of South Australia and the eighth Governor-General of New Zealand.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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York

York is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England, and is the traditional county town of Yorkshire to which it gives its name.

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102nd Logistic Brigade (United Kingdom)

102 Logistic Brigade’s role is to force generate and force prepare fighting elements, including the Headquarters, globally, for current operations and deliver capability to contingent forces as directed by HQ Force Troops Command in order to support the delivery of operational success.

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11th Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 11th Armoured Brigade was an armoured brigade of the British Army raised during the Second World War.

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11th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters South East

The 11th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters South East is a regular British Army brigade formation that is part of the Army’s 'Adaptable Force' meaning it has operational units under command, as well as regional responsibilities across the South East of England.

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12th Royal Lancers

The 12th (Prince of Wales's) Royal Lancers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army.

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16 Air Assault Brigade

16 Air Assault Brigade (16 Air Asslt Bde) is a formation of the British Army based in Colchester in the county of Essex.

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160th (Wales) Brigade

The 160th Infantry Brigade and HQ Wales or Brigâd 160 (Cymru) is a regional brigade of the British Army that has been in existence since 1908.

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18th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 18th Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade of the British Army that saw active service during the First and Second World Wars.

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1st Army Tank Brigade (United Kingdom)

The British 1st Army Tank Brigade took part in the Battle of France, serving as part of the British Expeditionary Force.

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1st Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

The 1st Infantry Division was a regular army infantry division of the British Army with a very long history.

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1st The Royal Dragoons

The Royal Dragoons (1st Dragoons) was a mounted infantry and later a heavy cavalry regiment of the British Army.

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20th Armoured Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

The British Army's 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade (The Iron Fist) is an armoured infantry formation currently based in Sennelager, northern Germany, as part of the 3rd (United Kingdom) Division.

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22nd Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 22nd Armoured Brigade, a British Army brigade, was formed as the 22nd Heavy Armoured Brigade on 3 September 1939 with three Yeomanry (Territorial Army) mechanised cavalry regiments – 2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) and 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).

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24th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 24th Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the British Army from the First World War, serving through the Second World War, until 1999 when it was merged with the 5th Airborne Brigade to form 16 Air Assault Brigade.

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2nd Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 2nd Armoured Brigade was a regular British Army unit during the Second World War, originally titled 2nd Light Armoured Brigade.

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2nd Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery

2nd Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery was a regiment of the Royal Horse Artillery that served in World War II.

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3 Commando Brigade

3 Commando Brigade is a commando formation of the British Armed Forces and the main manoeuvre formation of the Royal Marines.

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38th (Irish) Infantry Brigade

The 38th (Irish) Infantry Brigade, now 38 (Irish) Brigade, was organised as an infantry brigade formation of the British Army that served in World War II.

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3rd Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 3rd Armoured Brigade, previously the 1st Heavy Armoured Brigade, was an armoured brigade of the British Army that saw service in World War II with both the 1st Armoured Division and the 2nd Armoured Division in the North African Campaign.

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42nd Infantry Brigade and Headquarters North West

The 42nd Infantry Brigade and Headquarters North West, also known as 42 (North West) Brigade, is a brigade of the British Army.

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46th Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

The 46th Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army raised in 1939 that saw distinguished service during World War II, fighting in the Battle of France and the Battle of Dunkirk where it was evacuated and later in North Africa, Italy and Greece.

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4th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters North East

The 4th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters North East (The Black Rats), previously known as 4th Mechanized Brigade (The Black Rats) is a brigade formation of the British Army, currently based in Catterick, North Yorkshire as part of 1st (United Kingdom) Division.

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4th Queen's Own Hussars

The 4th Queen's Own Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685.

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4th Regiment Royal Artillery

The 4th Regiment Royal Artillery is a regiment of the Royal Artillery in the British Army.

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51st Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

51st Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland is an Adaptable Force Brigade of the British Army.

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7th Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 7th Armoured Brigade was a formation of the British Army.

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7th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters East

The 7th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters East is a formation in the British Army with a direct lineage to 7th Armoured Brigade and a history that stretches back to the Napoleonic Wars.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_(United_Kingdom)_Division

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