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  1. Divisions were commanded by major-generals and were self-contained fighting units.
  2. DiVISIONS is a collection of high-performance fabrics designed specifically for hospitality wall spaces that encounter high-traffic and extreme wear.
  3. Divisions are generally garrisoned together with and share the same facilities.
  4. Divisions are the major combat formation and can be composed of any number of Brigades.
  5. Divisions were comprised of three regiments.


  1. With over a thousand HAA guns divided across seven divisions, the British troops had guns in a quantity rivalled only by variety.
  2. Formby's platoon are involved in rivalry between the Home Guard Divisions of local villages Major and Minor Wallop.
  3. In France, the German Panzer divisions simply went around the Maginot line and operated a sickle shaped charge towards Paris.
  4. Their debut album, Divisions is a magnificent effort for a band that only recently solidified their line-up.
  5. There are currently 8 mainly regular divisions and 12 mainly TAVR divisions in the British order of battle.


  1. The TF was formed on April 1, 1908 and contained 14 infantry divisions, and 14 mounted yeomanry brigades.
  2. Finally, there are also a number of reserve manoeuvre brigades which command smaller regions than the reserve divisions.
  3. Cavalry divisions had a strength of about 9,000 officers and men and contained four cavalry brigades and two Royal Horse Artillery Brigades.


  1. No complete divisions of third line battalions were raised.
  2. Even so, casualties outstripped replacements and in 1918 the BEF was obliged to reduce the number of infantry Battalions in many of its Divisions.


  1. After VJ Day in August 1945, the Territorial Army was significantly downsized with all 2nd Line and several 1st Line Divisions once again disbanded.
  2. These divisions were disbanded after the end of the war.


  1. Infantry divisions numbered 63 and above belonged to the Organized Reserves.
  2. The RFA were attached to infantry divisions and used 18-pdr guns or 4.5-inch howitzers.
  3. McNair wanted the infantry divisions to be as small, simple, and compact as possible so that a sufficient number could be manned and sent overseas.
  4. In general, infantry divisions numbered 1-25 belonged to the Regular Army, while those numbered 26-45 were National Guard divisions.
  5. Infantry division referred to divisions with a majority of infantry units.

Divisions Were

  1. The 1st Line divisions (that were created in 1907 or 1908) were reconstituted in that year.
  2. Inspired by the German use of airborne units in their Blitzkrieg offensives, Airborne brigades and divisions were formed.
  3. Elite divisions were given the traditional "Guards" title.
  4. Of these, 13 divisions were in France fighting against the German Western Offensive.


  1. The Germans attacked from both the north and south of the salient and hoped to meet in the middle, cutting off the salient and trapping 60 Soviet divisions.
  2. Thus Soviet divisions had fewer mobility assets and projection capabilities than possessed by the United States.


  1. Glider infantry or Airlanding units also formed part of the airborne divisions.
  2. The 6th Airborne Division was one of three Allied airborne divisions that were inserted just before the landings.
  3. In this section, the flags are grouped in numerical sequence by type: infantry and mountain divisions, airborne and cavalry divisions, and armored divisions.
  4. Airborne troops and two peacekeeping divisions had the highest level of readiness.
  5. Anyone watching Iraq war coverage has seen a stream of numbers go by, identifying particular Army divisions---the 101 st Airborne, the 3 rd Infantry, etc.


  1. The Vyborg and Archangel Corps of the Leningrad Military District were smaller armies with three low-readiness motorized rifle divisions each.
  2. By 1996 the ground forces included sixty-nine divisions: seventeen armored, forty-seven motorized infantry, and five airborne.


  1. Administrative Divisions administrating all military units, both Regular and TA, within a geographical area (e.g 5 Div based in Shrewsbury).
  2. IEC sappers are often attached to other units (such as armored divisions or infantry) in order to help them breach obstacles and handle explosive threats.
  3. The command structure is hierarchical with divisions and brigades controlling groupings of units from an administrative perspective.
  4. These are not the same as the divisions that are sent into combat, which are a mixture of infantry, armoured and support units.
  5. Divisions have 10,000-to-15,000 soldiers divided in three-to-five combat regiments and a number of support units.


  1. Corps made up of two or more Divisions (now unlikely to be deployed as a purely national formation due to the size of the British Army) e.g.
  2. Divisions tended to retain their troops whereas armies and corps were purely administrative and did not hold divisions on a permanent basis.


  1. The junior divisions, by then renamed the Junior Training Corps, became the Army Sections of the Combined Cadet Force.
  2. In more recent times, divisions are more often organized as a combined arms unit with subordinate units representing various combat arms.


  1. By May 1940, when the German attack began, it consisted of ten infantry divisions in three corps, a tank brigade and a RAF detachment of about 500 aircraft.
  2. After the war, the Rifle Corps were re-established, while the Tank and Mechanized Corps were re-rated as divisions.


  1. Many of these divisions, most notably those in the interior of the USSR, were at low stages of readiness.
  2. The Soviets also maintained 17 mobilization bases, predominantly in the western USSR, that could form additional combat divisions.

Four Divisions

  1. As in WWI, the Army deployed a British Expeditionary Force to the continent, consisting initially of four divisions under the command of General Lord Gort.
  2. In 1979 3 Division was deployed to BAOR giving 1 (BR) Corps four divisions, shortly afterwards, in 1981, 2 Division was sent back to the UK.


  1. The term Household Cavalry is used across the Commonwealth of Nations to describe the cavalry of the Household Divisions.
  2. The British Army has two deployable divisions, capable of deploying the headquarters and subordinate formations immediately to operations.
  3. Of the regular divisions two, 1st and 2nd Armoured Divisions are heavy formations equipped and tasked for operations in heavily urbanised Europe.


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