6th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)


6th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 6th Infantry Brigade is a regular British Army brigade.

History

World War I

World War II

At the outbreak of war in 1939 the 6th Infantry was part of the 2nd Infantry Division. In 1939 the brigade moved with the 2nd Infantry Division to France and was involved in the short Battle of France fighting at the Battles of The Dyle, St Omer-La Bassée and the retreat to and evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940.

With the invasion of Burma by the Japanese Army the brigade was shipped out to India where it would remain for the rest of the war fighting in the Burma Campaign. It fought in the Battles of Kohima and Mandalay.

Component units

1939–1945

*1st Bn, The Royal Berkshire Regiment
*1st Bn, The Royal Welch Fusiliers
*2nd Bn, Durham Light Infantry
*1st Bn, East Lancashire Regiment
*1st Bn, Royal Scots
*99th (Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

External links

*oob unit | id = 3527 | name = 6 Infantry Brigade


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