High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The British Indian XXXIII Corps was a formation of the British Indian Army during World War II. IT was disbanded and the headquarters was recreated as an Army headquarters in 1945. THe Corps was created at Bangalore in India on 15 August, 1942. ITs first commander was Lieutenant General Philip Christison. ON 15 October, 1943, Christison was transferred to command Indian XV Corps, which was then about to go into action in the Burma Campaign, and replaced as commander of XXXIII Corps by Lieutenant General Montagu Stopford. FOr much of its early history, the Corps was stationed in Southern India, preparing troops for several planned amphibious operations against the Japanese in the Indian Ocean.