The badge of this unit was a black elephant on a red background.
Formed at Alesford in Hampshire in February 1940, by the then GOC Sir Glaude Auchinlect, who choose the badge of his old regiment (1st Punjab Regt).
The corps formed the Northern Norway Land Forces in April 1940. The corps were later sent to Iran, in the Spring of 1942 they were sent from Iran to India, firstly under the command of Eastern Armies (India) and then with the "Fourteenth Army".
They were from then on actively engaged in operations against the Japanese.
The corps saw much of the hard fighting in the Liberation of Burma, it established the Irrawaddy Bridgehead and drove the Japanese from Meiktilla. They were in the van of the "Fourteenth Armies" drive to Mandalay and Rangoon.
In 1945 they became part of the "Twelfth Army".
They were commanded by Lieut/Gen G Scoones (CSI OBE DSO)
Order of Battle
Lieut-General Sir Geoffry Scoones ( - December 12, 1944)
Lieut-General F W Messervy ( December 12, 1944 - ? )
Brigadier General Staff
Deputy Adjutant and Quartermaster General
Deputy Director Medical Services
Corps Artillery Brigadier C Goulder
Corps Engineers Brigadier W W Boggs
Corps Signals Brigadier E V McCormack
Forward Corps troops