5th Light Cavalry Division (France)

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The French 5th Light Cavalry Division was a French Army division active during World War II. It was led by Lieut. General Baron Subervie.

World War 2[edit]

Battle Of France[edit]

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

  • 6th Cavalry Brigade[1]
    • 11th Cuirassier Regiment
    • 12th Chasseurs a Cheval Regiment
  • 15th Light Mechanized Brigade[2]
    • 5th Armoured Car Regiment
    • 15th Mechanized Dragoon Regiment
  • 78th Artillery Regiment

It was a newly formed division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 484.
  2. ^ 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.