152nd Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)
The 152nd Infantry Brigade (part of The 51st (Highland) Division) was a British Territorial Army division that fought during the Second World War. 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.

The original 152nd Brigade, formed along with the division in 1937, was effectively destroyed when the 51st (Highland) Division surrendered at St Valery-en-Caux on 12 June 1940. It was reformed in August 1940 from the 26th Infantry Brigade of the 9th (Highland) Infantry Division which was renumbered as the 51st Division.

Campaign Honours

  • Battle of France
    Battle of France
    In the Second World War, the Battle of France was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries, beginning on 10 May 1940, which ended the Phoney War. The battle consisted of two main operations. In the first, Fall Gelb , German armoured units pushed through the Ardennes, to cut off and...

     - 1939-1940 (destroyed)
  • Battle of El Alamein
    Second Battle of El Alamein
    The Second Battle of El Alamein marked a major turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. The battle took place over 20 days from 23 October – 11 November 1942. The First Battle of El Alamein had stalled the Axis advance. Thereafter, Lieutenant-General Bernard Montgomery...

     - 1942
  • Operation Supercharge
    Operation Supercharge
    Operation Supercharge may refer to:* Operation Supercharge , the second of three operations to relieve the Australian 9th Division during the siege of Tobruk...

     - 1942
  • Operation Pugilist
    Operation Pugilist
    Operation Pugilist was an Allied operation in Tunisia during the Second World War. In his General Plan, General Bernard Montgomery stated "...the object of operation Pugilist is to destroy the enemy now opposing Eighth Army in the Mareth position, and to advance and capture Sfax." Pugilist itself...

     - 1943
  • Operation Husky - 1943
  • Operation Overlord
    Operation Overlord
    Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the operation that launched the invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II by Allied forces. The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings...

     - 1944
  • Operation Astonia
    Operation Astonia
    Operation Astonia was a World War II battle fought from 10 September 1944 to 12 September 1944.The Allied objective of the operation was the capture of the German-held Channel port of Le Havre,France,coveted by the Allies to improve their supply system.The Allies hoped to find the port intact and...

     - 1944
  • Battle of the Scheldt
    Battle of the Scheldt
    The Battle of the Scheldt was a series of military operations of the Canadian 1st Army, led by Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds. The battle took place in northern Belgium and southwestern Netherlands during World War II from 2 October-8 November 1944...

     - 1944
  • Battle of the Bulge
    Battle of the Bulge
    The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive , launched toward the end of World War II through the densely forested Ardennes mountain region of Wallonia in Belgium, hence its French name , and France and...

     - 1944/45
  • Operation Plunder
    Operation Plunder
    Commencing on the night of 23 March 1945 during World War II, Operation Plunder was the crossing of the River Rhine at Rees, Wesel, and south of the Lippe River by the British 2nd Army, under Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Dempsey , and the U.S. Ninth Army , under Lieutenant General William Simpson...

     - 1945

Original 152nd Infantry Brigade (1939-1940)

  • 4th Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders
  • 6th Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders
  • 4th Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

Reconstituted 152nd Infantry Brigade (1940-45)

  • 2nd Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders
  • 5th Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders
  • 5th Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
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