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1. [ history ]

Overview
In Brief

An introduction to the history of the 51st Highland Division.

Prep. for Op. Huskey

2. [ history ]

Prep. for Op. Huskey
July 1943

After the North Africa Campaign the 51st Highland Division prepared for Operation Huskey, July 1943

Sicily - Op. Huskey

3. [ history ]

Sicily - Op. Huskey
Jun 1943 - Nov 1943

In January 1943, Winston Churchill and the American President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with their senior military advisers at Casablanca, Morocco, to devise a military strategy for the coming year. With the North African campaign moving toward a successful conclusion, the leaders of the two nations debated where to launch their next blow. Views varied from a direct intervention in mainland Europe through to a continuation of the Mediterranean strategy to take Italy out of the war. After several days of negotiations, they agreed to make Sicily their next target.

In July 1943 the Allied forces prepared to land...

The Landing

4. [ history ]

The Landing
10th July 1943

Initial phase of Op. Huskey - the landing at Sicily, 10th July 1943

VIZZINI and FRANCOFONTE

5. [ history ]

VIZZINI and FRANCOFONTE
13th - 15th July 1943

Details of the action at VIZZINI and FRANCOFONTE, Sicily, 13th - 15th July 1943

Battle for Gerbini

6. [ history ]

Battle for Gerbini
18th-21st July 1943

The Battle for Gerbini took place between 18 - 21st July 1943.

Sferro Hills

7. [ history ]

Sferro Hills
Jul/Aug 1943

Description of the Battle for the Sferro Hills, late July - early August 1943

152 Brigade in Sicily

8. [ public ]

152 Brigade in Sicily
August 1943

Two photos (and description) of 152 Light Aid Detachment in Sicily during the stand down in the Catania area prior to embarkation to the UK.

After Sferro

9. [ history ]

After Sferro
Aug-Sep 1943

A description of events after the Battle for the Sferro Hills, Aug-Sep 1943

Major General Wimberley

10. [ history ]

Major General Wimberley
Departure from 51HD

Major General Wimberley, affectionately know as "Tartan Tam" for his determination that the Division would wear the kilt, had commanded the Division from its England through North Africa and Sicily. On his departure he published the following farewell messages to his Jocks...

11. [ history ]

Departure
Nov 1943

The departure of the 51st Highland Division from Sicily in late 1943

Sferro, Sicily

12. [ memorials ]

Sferro, Sicily

Memorial to the 51st Highland Division at Sferro Hill, Sicily. 4th November 1943, on Sferro Hill, in the presence of representatives of the 51st Highland Division this stone Celtic Cross was unveiled. A service entitled "51st Highland Division - Dedication of Memorial" was held. The total casualties of the Division in the campaign had been 124 Officers and 1312 other ranks.

 

1. [ account ]

154 Brigade - Sicily Landing
Sicily, July 1943

Account of the Sicily landing, July 1943.

2. [ account ]

61ST ANTI-TANK Reg. IN SICILY
July 1943

An extract of detail from the record of 61st (Highland) Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery in the Sicily Campaign, July 1943

3. [ account ]

Porchetta's Gerbini Account
Account of Dell Porchetta, 7th Argyll & Sutherlands

Personal account of Dell Porchetta, detailing the attack on Gerbini, Sicily and eventual capture of 'A' company, 7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on the night of 20th July 1943.

4. [ op order ]

Op. Order No. 76 (Sferro, Sicily)
Sferro, Sicily, 24th July 1943

51st Highland Division Operation Order No. 76, Sferro, Sicily (24th July 1943)

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Order of Battle for Op Huskey
Sicily, July 1943

Division structure for Operation Huskey (Sicily, July 1943)

6. [ account ]

Sicily - 128th Field Reg. Account
31st July 1943

A description from the History of 128th (Highland) Field Regiment R.A of the BATTLES FOR GERBINI, SFERRO HILLS, CATANIA PLAIN AND BIANCAVILLA.

7. [ account ]

Gerbini Battle 154 BDE Combs Account
Sicily, 14th August 1943

Account of the action during the Battle of Gerbini between 20/21st July 1943 by Brigadier T Rennie - Brigadier Commander 154 Infantry Brigade. (written 14th August 1943)

8. [ account ]

PIOBAIREACHD
51st Highland Division Newsletter

PIOBAIREACHD was the name given to the 51st Highland Division newsletter which was produced from 14 June 1944.

9. [ account ]

Appreciation of Major General Rennie
The Rhine Crossing, March 1945

Appreciation of Major General T. G. Rennie, C.B., D.S.O., M.B.E. written on 31 March by the Commandeer of the 2nd Army, Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Dempsey. Major General Rennie was killed by a shell during Operation Plunder - The crossing of the Rhine. March 1945.

10. [ account ]

154 Brigade - Final Brigade Operations
1st - 5th May 1945

154 Brigade account - 1st May 1945 to 5th May 1945.

 
242 Battery "G" Troop

1. [ photo ]

242 Battery "G" Troop
Before North Africa, 1942

Paul Witty, who's Father (Jim Witty) served in North Africa and Sicily with the 61st Anti-Tank Regiment, very kindly sent us a disc of scanned photographs of his Father's, taken during various periods of his service. Jim Witty is marked as 2nd row, 3rd from left.

242 Battery "G" Troop, Sicily

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242 Battery "G" Troop, Sicily
Sicily, July 1943

Paul Witty, who's Father (Jim Witty) served in North Africa and Sicily with the 61st Anti-Tank Regiment, very kindly sent us a disc of scanned photographs of his Father's, taken during various periods of his service.

242 Battery, Sicily

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242 Battery, Sicily
Sicily, July 1943

Paul Witty, who's Father (Jim Witty) served in North Africa and Sicily with the 61st Anti-Tank Regiment, very kindly sent us a disc of scanned photographs of his Father's, taken during various periods of his service.

Map of Op. Huskey, Sicily, 1943

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Map of Op. Huskey, Sicily, 1943
Sicily, 1943

Map showing the route of the 51st Highland Division through Sicily from the landing at Portopalo to Messina during Operation Huskey, 1943.

Sherman Tank at Francofonte

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Sherman Tank at Francofonte
Sicily, 1943

This picture, although poor quality, gives a good impression of the terrain

5th Seaforth at Sousse

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5th Seaforth at Sousse
5th July 1943

Men of 5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders arrive at Sousse Harbour prior to embarkation to Sicily and the start of Operation Huskey.

The Landing, Sicily

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The Landing, Sicily
10th July 1943

Men walking ashore, Sicily, 10th July 1943

Tank in Francofonte

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Tank in Francofonte
Sicily, July 1943

A Tank in a Francofonte street, July 1943.

Map of Gerbini Attack

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Map of Gerbini Attack
Sicily, 19th July 1943

Map showing the details of the Gerbini attack, belonged to Major W D Johnston, 243 Battery, 61st (Highland) Anti-Tank Regiment RA and is reproduced by kind permission of his son, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) G S Johnston OBE, a trustee of the 51st Highland Division and Ross Bequest.

Lieutenant Alan Southworth

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Lieutenant Alan Southworth
2nd Seaforth, Sicily, July 1943.

Lieutenant Alan Southworth, I.O. 2nd Seaforth, Sicily July 1943.

152 Brigade, Sicily, 1943

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152 Brigade, Sicily, 1943
Sicily, 1943

Presumed to be 152 Brigade in Sicily during the stand down in the Catania area prior to embarkation to the UK. Kindly sent to us by H Jemmeson who's Father, Edward Jemmeson, W.O.1 ASM with REME placed in the 152 Light Aid Detachment attached to 152 Brigade of 51st Highland Division for the Africa, Sicily and D-Day campaigns. E Jemmeson is third from far left bottom row in this photo.

152 Light Aid Det. Sicily 1943

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152 Light Aid Det. Sicily 1943
ca. August, 1943, Sicily

Presumed to be 152 Light Aid Detachment in Sicily during the stand down in the Catania area prior to embarkation to the UK. Kindly sent to us by H Jemmeson who's Father, Edward Jemmeson, W.O.1 ASM with REME placed in the 152 Light Aid Detachment attached to 152 Brigade of 51st Highland Division for the Africa, Sicily and D-Day campaigns. E Jemmeson is bottom row far left in this photo.

Knocked out Tiger Tank

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Knocked out Tiger Tank
Sicily, August, 1943

A knocked out Tiger Tank with Mount. Etna in the background.

5th Camerons (Officers), Sicily

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5th Camerons (Officers), Sicily
Fleri, Sicily, 19 Aug 1943

Officers of the 5th Camerons, Fleri (Sicily), 19 Aug 1943. General Wimberley is the forth from right in the front row of the above picture of the Officers of the 5th Camerons, taken on the 19th August 1943 at Fleri, Sicily.

The full list of those present in the photograph is shown on the History page detailing Major General Wimberley's Departure from the 51st Highland Division.

Sferro Memorial (1943)

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Sferro Memorial (1943)
239th Field Park Coy Royal Engineers

This photograph was kindly sent to us by Janet Cardigan. The photo belonged to Janet's Uncle (George Edward Stone) who was with 239th Field Park Coy Royal Engineers.

Sferro Hills Momument

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Sferro Hills Momument

Photograph taken 2006 by Brigadier (Ret'd) CS Grant OBE

Sferro Monument (from P. Hooton)

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Sferro Monument (from P. Hooton)

Sferro Monument, August 2010, Sicily. Taken by P. Hooton