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British Army
Authorized Organization
Motor Division
3 September 1939
 
Motor Division
 
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Motor Divisions on 03.09.1939
Division Brigade
Commander
  Regiment *
Artillery
Regiment *
RA
Engineer
Company
RE
Motorcycle
Battalion
Infantry
23 Motor
   MG  W.N. Herbert
   Hqs: Darlington
   2nd Line TA Division
69 Infantry
BG  Viscount Downe
    5 E Yorks
    6 Green Howards
    7 Green Howards
70 Infantry
BG  P. Kirkup
    10 DLI
    11 DLI
    12 DLI
124 Field
125 Field

233 Field
507 Field

508 Park
8 NF [1]
50 Motor
   MG  G. Le Q. Martel
   Hqs: Darlington
   1st Line TA Division
150 Infantry
BG  H.S. Kreyer
    4 E Yorks
    4 Green Howards
    5 Green Howards
151 Infantry
BG  J.A. Churchill
    6 DLI
    8 DLI
    9 DLI
72 Field
74 Field

232 Field
505 Field

142 Park
4 NF
55 Motor
   MG  V.H.B. Majendie
   Hqs: Liverpool
   1st Line TA Division
164 Infantry
BG  A.T. Miller
    9 Kings
    1/4 S Lan R
    2/4 S Lan R
165 Infantry
BG  F. Latham
    5 Kings
    1 Livpl Scot
    2 Livpl Scot
87 Field
136 Field

66 Antitank
509 Field
510 Field

511 Park
5 Loyals
59 Motor
   MG  Blakiston-Houston
   Hqs: Liverpool
   2nd Line TA Division
176 Infantry
BG  J.L. Short
    7 S Staffs
    6 N Staffs
    7 N Staffs
177 Infantry
BG  A.E. Hawkins
    5 S Staffs
    1/6 S Staffs
    2/6 S Staffs
61 Field
116 Field




6 Loyals [2]
1 London Motor
   MG  C.F. Liardet
   Hqs: London
   1st Line TA Division
1 London Infantry
BG  C.R. Britten
    8 RF
    9 RF
    1 LIR
2 London Infantry (#)
BG  C.E. Hudson
    1 Loyals
    2 N Staffs
    1 Gordons
3 London Infantry
BG  H.V. Combe
    1 Rangers
    2 Rangers
    1 THR
    2 THR
64 Field
90 Field

220 Field
501 Field

223 Park
1 QVR [3]
2 London Motor
   MG  H. Williams
   Hqs: London
   2nd Line TA Division
4 London Infantry
BG  W.P.A. Bradshaw
    11 RF
    12 RF
    2 LIR
5 London Infantry
BG  E.R. Kewley
    2 QW
    2 Lon Scot
    2 LRB
6 London Infantry
BG  R.B.S. Reford
  1 Kensingtons (MG)
  2 Kensingtons (MG)
  
117 Field
138 Field

62 Antitank
501 Field
502 Field
503 Field
504 Park
2 QVR [4]
* Battalion-sized units.
(#) Including an Infantry Brigade Antitank Company.
Notes:
[1] Between 03.09.39 and 02.10.39 the units of the 23rd Division were administered and embodied by the 50th Division.
[2] Between 03.09.39 and 15.10.39 the units of the 59th Division were administered and embodied by the 55th Division.
[3] The 3rd London Brigade was only attached to the 1st London Motor Division for administrative purposes.
[4] The 6th London Brigade was only attached to the 2nd London Motor Division for administrative purposes.
 
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