Listed below is all that is known about the composition of XII Corps, but caution is advised as the units listed may not be correct. Please let me know of any contradicting information, the commanders of any units, and also the size of any formations and their casualties. webmaster@extraplan.demon.co.uk

 

Corps HQ

Commander : Lieutenant-General N. M. Ritchie

 

 

7th Armoured Division

 

Divisional HQ

Commander : Major-General G. L. Verney

 

22th Armoured Brigade

Commander : Brigadier H. T. B. Cracroft

 

1st Bn The Rifle Brigade

5th Bn The Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards

1st Royal Tank Regiment

5th Royal Tank Regiment

 

131th (Queen's) Brigade

Commander : Brigadier E. C. Pepper

 

Royal Northumbrian Fusiliers

1/5th Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment

1/6th Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment

1/7th Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment

 

Divisional Units

11th Hussars

8th King's Royal Irish Hussars (Armoured Reconnaissance)

3rd Independent Machine Gun Company

3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

5th Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

65th Anti-Tank Regiment (RA)

5th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (RA)

4th Field Squadron (RE)

621st Field Squadron (RE)

143rd Field Park Squadron (RE)

7th Bridging Troop (RE)

 

 

15th (Scottish) Infantry Division

 

Divisional HQ

Commander : Major-General C. M. Barber

 

44th (Lowland) Brigade

Commander : Brigadier J. C. Cockburn

 

6th Bn The King's Own Scottish Borderers

8th Bn The Royal Scots

6th Bn The Royal Scottish Fusiliers

 

46th (Highland) Brigade

Commander : R. M. Villiers

 

9th Bn The Cameron Highlanders

2nd Bn The Glasgow Highlanders

7th Bn The Seaforth Highlanders

 

227th (Highland) Brigade

Commander : Brigadier E. C. Colville

 

2nd Bn The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

2nd Bn The Gordon Highlanders

10th Bn The Highland Light Infantry

 

Divisional Units

15th Reconnaissance Regiment (RAC)

1st (Machine Gun) Bn The Middlesex Regiment

131st Field Regiment (RA)

181st Field Regiment (RA)

190th Field Regiment (RA)

97th Anti-Tank Regiment (RA)

119th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (RA)

20th Field Company (RE)

278th Field Company (RE)

279th Field Company (RE)

624th Field Park Company (RE)

26th Bridging Platoon (RE)

 

 

53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division

 

Divisional HQ

Commander : Major-General R. K. Ross

 

71st Brigade

Commander : Brigadier V. Blomfield

 

1st Bn The Highland Light Infantry

1st Bn The Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry

4th Bn The Royal Welch Fusiliers

 

158th Brigade

Commander : Brigadier G. B. Sugden

 

1st Bn The East Lancashire Regiment

1st/5th The Welch Regiment

7th Bn The Royal Welsh Fusiliers

 

160th Brigade

Commander : Brigadier C. F. C. Coleman

 

2nd Bn The Monmouthshire Regiment

4th Bn The Welch Regiment

6th Bn The Royal Welch Fusiliers

 

Divisional Units

53rd Reconnaissance Regiment (RAC)

1st (Machine Gun) Bn The Manchester Regiment

81st Field Regiment (RA)

83rd Field Regiment (RA)

133rd Field Regiment (RA)

71st Anti-Tank Regiment (RA)

116th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (RA)

244th Field Company (RE)

282nd Field Company (RE)

555th Field Company (RE)

285th Field Park Company (RE)

22nd Bridging Platoon (RE)