1st Light Cavalry Division (France)

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The French 1st Light Cavalry Division (1er Division de Cavalerie Légère) was a French Army division active during World War II. The 1st Light Cavalry Division was formed alongside the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Light Cavalry Divisions in February 1940.[1]

World War 2

Battle Of France

During the Battle of France in May 1940 the division contained the following units:[2]

  • Chief of Staff, 1st Light Division
  • Components:
    • 11th Light Mechanized Infantry Brigade[3] (11e Brigade d'Infanterie Mécanisé)
    • 2nd Cavalry Brigade[4] (2e Brigade de Cavalerie)
      • 1st Cavalry Regiment (1er Régiment de Chasseurs à Cheval)
      • 19th Dragoon Regiment (19e Régiment de Dragons)
    • 75th Artillery Regiment (75e Régiment d'Artillerie)


In 1940 during the occupation of France the division was disbanded.[2]

References

  1. ^ Commans, Stephane. "dlm". enpointe.perso.infonie.fr. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  2. ^ a b The Organization and Order of Battle of Militaries in World War II: Volume VI Italy and France Including the Neutral Countries of San Marino, Vatican City (Holy See), Andorra, and Monaco. p. 446.
  3. ^ The Organization and Order of Battle of Militaries in World War II: Volume VI Italy and France Including the Neutral Countries of San Marino, Vatican City (Holy See), Andorra, and Monaco. p. 481.
  4. ^ The Organization and Order of Battle of Militaries in World War II: Volume VI Italy and France Including the Neutral Countries of San Marino, Vatican City (Holy See), Andorra, and Monaco. p. 483.


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