8th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)
|8th Infantry Brigade|
|Part of||3rd Infantry Division|
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The 8th Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade of the British Army. It was formed before the First World War as part of the 3rd Infantry Division. As part of that division it spent the entire war on the Western Front from 1914 to 1918 in the First World War. The brigade was also active during the Second World War.
The First World War
First World War Composition
- 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots
- 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
- 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers
- 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders
The Second World War
Second World War Composition
- 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
- 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
- 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
- 4th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment
- 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment
Reactivated in the mid-late 1960s, the Brigade was part of the 5th Division before arriving in Northern Ireland after the beginning of The Troubles, reporting to GOC Northern Ireland. It was based at Ebrington Barracks, Derry, and covered the north and northwest of the province. The Brigade Headquarters moved to Shackleton Barracks, Ballykelly, County Londonderry in October 2003. The brigade was disbanded and handed over responsibility to HQ 39th Infantry Brigade, based at Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn, on 1 September 2006.
- "Shackleton Barracks Ballykelly to Close". Sandes (26 June 2006). Retrieved 2008-06-21.