Lincolnshire County Division

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Lincolnshire County Division
LincolnshireCounty Division Insignia.jpg
Division insignia of the Lincolnshire County Division[1]
Active24 February 1941-3 December 1941
Country United Kingdom
BranchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
TypeStatic Division
RoleHome Defence

The Lincolnshire County Division was a short-lived formation of the British Army, formed in the Second World War. The headquarters were formed on 24 February 1941, becoming operational on 27 March. It ceased to function on 25 November and was disbanded on 3 December. Its commanding officer was Major-General Arthur Kenneth Hay,[2] and it was an infantry only formation consisting of three Independent Infantry Brigades (Home). Combat support, artillery, engineers etc., would be provided by other local formations.[3] It was commanded by I Corps

Order of Battle[edit]

All brigades were part of the division from 27 March to late November 1941.[2]

Redesignated the 204th Independent Infantry Brigade with its remaining battalions, on leaving the division.

The remaining battalions left the brigade on, or shortly after the brigade left the division, the brigade headquarters was converted into the 36th Army Tank Brigade shortly after that.

Redesignated the 212th Independent Infantry Brigade with its remaining battalions and joined the 54th (East Anglian) Infantry Division.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cole p59
  2. ^ a b Joslen p113
  3. ^ Joslen, p. 108
  4. ^ Joslen p. 367
  5. ^ Joslen p. 368
  6. ^ Joslen p. 375

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cole, Howard (1973). Formation Badges of World War 2 Britain, Commonwealth and Empire. London: Arms and Armour Press.
  • Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (1990) [1st. Pub. HMSO:1960]. Orders of Battle, Second World War, 1939–1945. London: London Stamp Exchange. ISBN 0-948130-03-2.