9th (Highland) Infantry Division

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For the equivalent formation in World War I, see 9th (Scottish) Division.
9th (Highland) Division
Active 1939–40
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army.svg Territorial Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Maj.Gen. Sir Alan Cunningham

The 9th (Highland) Infantry Division was a Territorial Army division of the British Army at the beginning of World War II. It was raised in 1939 as a 2nd Line duplicate of the 51st (Highland) Infantry Division when the Territorial Army was doubled in size as war with Nazi Germany became obvious. After the surrender of the 51st (Highland) Infantry Division in 1940 during the Battle of France, the 9th Division, the duplicate of the 51st Division, was reorganised and renumbered as the new 51st (Highland) Infantry Division. It carried on the great fighting history of Highland military units and fought in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and North-West Europe.

Formation (1939)

26th Infantry Brigade

27th Infantry Brigade

28th Infantry Brigade

Divisional Troops

  • 126th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • 127th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • 128th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • 61st Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • 274th Field Company, Royal Engineers
  • 275th Field Company, Royal Engineers
  • 276th Field Company, Royal Engineers
  • 277th Field Park Company, Royal Engineers

General Officers Commanding

Commanders included:[1]

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