Listed below is all that is known about the composition of XXX 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. Further formation details of 8th Armoured and Princess Irene Brigades required. webmaster@extraplan.demon.co.uk

 

Corps HQ

Commander : Lieutenant-General Brian Horrocks

 

 

Guards Armoured Division

 

Divisional HQ

Commander : Major-General Allan H. S. Adair

 

Irish Guards Group

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel J. O. E. Vandeleur

 

2nd Armoured Bn The Irish Guards

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Giles Vandeleur

 

3rd Infantry Bn The Irish Guards

 

5th Guards Armoured Brigade

Commander : Brigadier N. W. Gwatkin

 

1st Armoured Bn The Coldstream Guards

1st Motorised Bn The Grenadier Guards

2nd Armoured Bn The Grenadier Guards

2nd Bn The Household Cavalry Regiment

 

32nd Guards Brigade

Commander : Brigadier G. F. Johnson

 

5th Bn The Coldstream Guards

1st Bn The Welsh Guards

'X' Company, 4th Bn The Scots Guards

 

Divisional Units

2nd Armoured Reconnaissance Bn The Welsh Guards

1st Independent Machine Gun Company (Northumberland Fusiliers)

55th Field Regiment (RA)

153rd Field Regiment (RA)

21st Anti-Tank Regiment (RA)

94th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (RA)

14th Field Squadron (RE)

615th Field Squadron (RE)

148th Field Park Squadron (RE)

11th Bridging Troop

310th Armoured Brigade Coy (RASC)

224th Infantry Brigade Coy (RASC)

535th Infantry Brigade Coy (RASC)

5th Guards Armoured Brigade Workshop (REME)

32nd Guards Brigade Workshop (REME)

19th Field Ambulance (RAMC)

128th Field Ambulance (RAMC)

8th Guards Field Dressing Station

60th Field Hygiene Section

 

 

43rd (Wessex) Division

 

Divisional HQ

Commander : Major-General G. Ivor Thomas

 

129th Infantry Brigade

Commander : Brigadier G. H. L. Mole

 

4th Bn The Somerset Light Infantry

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel C. G. Lipscomb

 

4th Bn The Wiltshire Regiment

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel E. L. Luce

 

5th Bn The Wiltshire Regiment

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel W. G. Roberts

 

130th Infantry Brigade

Commander : Brigadier B. B. Walton

 

4th Bn The Dorsetshire Regiment

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel G. Tilley

 

5th Bn The Dorsetshire Regiment

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel B. A. Coad

 

7th Bn The Hampshire Regiment

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel D. E. B. Talbot

 

214th Infantry Brigade

Commander : Brigadier H. Essame

 

5th Bn The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel G. Taylor

 

7th Bn The Somerset Light Infantry

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel C. Brooke-Smith

 

1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel R. E. Osborne-Smith

 

Divisional Units

8th (Machine Gun) Bn The Middlesex Regiment

43rd Reconnaissance Regiment (RAC)

94th Field Regiment (RA)

112nd Field Regiment (RA)

179th Field Regiment (RA)

59th Anti-Tank Regiment (RA)

110th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (RA)

204th Field Company (RE)

260th Field Company (RE)

553rd Field Company (RE)

207 Field Park Company (RE)

13th Bridging Platoon (RE)

 

 

50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division

 

Divisional HQ

Commander : Major-General D. A. H. Graham

 

69th Brigade

Commander : Brigadier F. Y. C. Knox

 

5th Bn The East Yorkshire Regiment

6th Bn The Green Howards

7th Bn The Green Howards

 

151st Brigade

Commander : Brigadier D. S. Gordon

 

6th Bn The Durham Light Infantry

8th Bn The Durham Light Infantry

9th Bn The Durham Light Infantry

 

231st Brigade

Commander : Sir A. G. B. Stanier-Bart

 

2nd Bn The Devonshire Regiment

1st Bn The Dorsetshire Regiment

1st Bn The Hampshire Regiment

 

Divisional Units

2nd (Machine Gun) Bn The Cheshire Regiment

61st Reconnaissance Regiment (RAC)

74th Field Regiment (RA)

90th Field Regiment (RA)

124th Field Regiment (RA)

102nd Anti-Tank Regiment (RA)

25th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (RA)

233rd Field Company (RE)

295th Field Company (RE)

505th Field Company (RE)

235th Field Park Company (RE)

15th Bridging Platoon (RE)

 

 

8th Independent Armoured Brigade Group

 

Brigade HQ

Commander : Brigadier E. G. Prior-Palmer DSO

 

4th/7th Dragoon Guards

13th/18th Hussars

The Nottinghamshire (Sherwood Rangers) Yeomanry

12th Bn The King's Royal Rifle Corps

147 (Essex Yeomanry) Field Regiment (RA)

168 (City of London) Light Field Ambulance (RAMC)

552 Coy (RASC)

8th Armoured Brigade Workshops (REME)

265 Forward Delivery Squadron

8th Armoured Brigade Ordnance Field Park

 

 

157th Infantry Brigade Group

 

This Brigade was the sea-echelon for the 52nd (Lowland) Division and was under the command of XXX Corps on the 17th September 1944.

 

Brigade HQ

Commander : Brigadier J. D. Russell

 

6th Bn The Highland Light Infantry

52nd Reconnaissance Regiment (RAC)

79th Field Regiment (RA)

304th Battery, 54th Anti-Tank Regiment (RA)

354th Battery, 108 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (RA)

243rd Field Park Company (RE)

17th Bridging Platoon (RE)

 

 

Royal Netherlands "Princess Irene" Brigade

 

Brigade HQ

Commander : Colonel A. de Ruyter van Steveninck