154th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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The 154th Infantry Brigade (part of the 51st (Highland) Infantry Division) was an infantry brigade of the British Army division that fought during both the First and Second world wars.[1] The brigade was raised in 1908, upon the creation of the Territorial Force, as the Argyll and Sutherland Brigade and was later redesignated as the 154th (3rd Highland) Brigade. The division was referred to as the "Highway Decorators" by other divisions who became used to discovering the 'HD' insignia painted wherever the Highlanders had passed through.[2]

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Brigade
154th (3rd Highland) Brigade
154th Infantry Brigade
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Part of51st (Highland) Infantry Division
Battle honoursBattle of France
North Africa
51 inf div -vector.svg As part of 51st Division
Battle of St. Quentin. No. 8 Platoon, B Company of the 1/7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders retiring along the Cambrin road near Beaumetz.

154th Brigade was luckier than its sister brigades of the 51st Division (152nd and 153rd). It was detached in June 1940 to form the mobile battlegroup "Arkforce" and was able to escape from Northern France while the rest of the division was forced to surrender at St Valery-en-Caux.[3] However, the brigade was severely understrength by the time it returned to Britain, and in August 1940 it was reorganised and merged with the 28th Infantry Brigade of 9th (Highland) Infantry Division to form part of the new 51st Division.[4] In this capacity it went on to serve in North Africa, Sicily and North-West Europe.[5]

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First World WarEdit



  • 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
  • 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
  • 7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders


  1. ^ 第二次世界大战实录·战争转折篇 (in Chinese). 南文博雅. 2015-03-10.
  2. ^ "The 51st (Highland) Division, War Sketches by Fred. A. Farrell, Text". net.lib.byu.edu. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  3. ^ "敦刻尔克 – 一个世纪的牛皮_kuma718_新浪博客". blog.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  4. ^ "154 Brigade | Content Tag | 51st Highland Division Website". 51hd.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  5. ^ "Battle of El Alamein | North Africa Campaign | October 1942 | 51st Highland Division". 51hd.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-04-22.

Further readingEdit

  • McGrath, John. The Brigade: A History, Its Organization and Employment in the US Army. Diane Publishing.

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