53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division

53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division arrived in Northern Ireland in 1940 following the fall of France. The aim was to protect Ulster from the threat of Nazi invasion.

53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division

British Troops in Northern Ireland

A royal inspection in 1941

On 22nd April 1941, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester and senior military officers watched soldiers of 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division training in and around Northern Ireland.

Junior Leader's Course at Poyntzpass

Officers of 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division receiving instruction in tactical operations at a Junior Leader's Course at 53rd Division Tactical School, Union (Lisnabrague) Lodge, Poyntzpass, Co. Armagh.

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