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1st (African) Division

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The 1st (African) Division was a British Empire colonial unit during World War II. [1]

24 relations: Brigadier, British Army, British Empire, Burma Campaign, East Africa, East African Campaign (World War II), Ethiopia, Gerald Smallwood, Ghana, Gold Coast (British colony), Harry Edward de Robillard Wetherall, Kenya, King's African Rifles, List of British Commonwealth and Empire divisions in the Second World War, Major general, Nairobi, Nigeria, Order of Battle, East African Campaign (World War II), Royal West African Frontier Force, West Africa, World War II, 11th (East Africa) Division, 1st (West Africa) Infantry Brigade, 2nd (African) Division.

Brigadier

Brigadier is a military rank, the seniority of which depends on the country.

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British Army

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.

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British Empire

The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states.

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Burma Campaign

The Burma Campaign was a series of battles fought in the British colony of Burma, South-East Asian theatre of World War II, primarily between the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the invading forces of Imperial Japan, Thailand, and the Indian National Army.

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East Africa

East Africa or Eastern Africa is the eastern region of the African continent, variably defined by geography.

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East African Campaign (World War II)

The East African Campaign (also known as the Abyssinian Campaign) was fought in East Africa during World War II by Allied forces, mainly from the British Empire, against Axis forces, primarily from Italy of Italian East Africa (Africa Orientale Italiana, or AOI), between June 1940 and November 1941.

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia (ኢትዮጵያ), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ, yeʾĪtiyoṗṗya Fēdēralawī Dēmokirasīyawī Rīpebilīk), is a country located in the Horn of Africa.

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Gerald Smallwood

Major-General Gerald Russell Smallwood (18 February 1889 – 3 February 1977) was a senior officer in the British Army who served during both World War I and World War II.

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Ghana

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

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Gold Coast (British colony)

The Gold Coast was a British colony on the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa from 1867 to its independence as the nation of Ghana in 1957.

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Harry Edward de Robillard Wetherall

Lieutenant General Sir Harry Edward de Robillard Wetherall (22 February 1889 – 18 November 1979) was an officer in the British Army during the First and Second World Wars.

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Kenya

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi.

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King's African Rifles

The King's African Rifles (KAR) was a multi-battalion British colonial regiment raised from Britain's various possessions in East Africa from 1902 until independence in the 1960s.

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List of British Commonwealth and Empire divisions in the Second World War

This is a list of army divisions serving within the British Empire during the Second World War.

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Major general

Major general (abbreviated MG, Maj. Gen. and similar) is a military rank used in many countries.

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Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya.

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Nigeria

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.

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Order of Battle, East African Campaign (World War II)

The Order of Battle, East African Campaign shows the ground forces available to both sides in East Africa on the date that the Italians declared war on Britain and France, 10 June 1940.

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Royal West African Frontier Force

The West African Frontier Force (WAFF) was a multi-battalion field force, formed by the British Colonial Office in 1900 to garrison the West African colonies of Nigeria, Gold Coast, Sierra Leone and Gambia.

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West Africa

West Africa, also called Western Africa and the West of Africa, is the westernmost region of Africa.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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11th (East Africa) Division

The 11th (East Africa) Infantry Division was a British Empire colonial unit formed in February 1943 during World War II.

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1st (West Africa) Infantry Brigade

The 1st (West Africa) Infantry Brigade was an infantry formation of the British Army during World War II.

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2nd (African) Division

The 2nd (African) Division was a British Empire colonial unit that fought during World War II.

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References

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

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