163rd Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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The 163rd Infantry Brigade was a 1st Line unit in the British Territorial Army during the First World War and the Second World War. It remained in the U.K. for the duration of the Second World War.


The 163rd (Norfolk & Suffolk) Brigade was assigned to the 54th (East Anglian) Division and served in the Middle East during the First World War.

First World War units included:


The brigade was part of the 54th (East Anglian) Infantry Division from September 3, 1939 to December 13, 1943 when that division was disbanded. The brigade then became a Lines of Communication unit for the 21st Army Group. It stayed in the United Kingdom for the duration of its service. The original battalions of the brigade were converted into the 53rd Infantry Brigade on September 18, 1939 and the 163rd Brigade was reformed from the 161st Infantry Brigade .

Second World War commanders included Brig. M.D. Jephson, Brig. R.A.D. Moseley, Brig. O.M. Wales, and Lieut.Col. A.L. Taffs.


Before September 18, 1939[edit]

  • 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment

From September 18, 1939[edit]


  1. ^ "52nd (Lowland) Division". The Long Long Trail. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 

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