8th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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8th Infantry Brigade
Active 1914-?
Country Great Britain
Branch British Army
Type Regular Infantry
Size Brigade
Part of 3rd Infantry Division
Insignia
Identification
symbol
Black Triangle with a smaller inverted Red Triangle inside

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. The Brigade was also active during the Second World War.

During the Second World War it was made up of the 1st Battalion, the Suffolk Regiment, the 2nd Battalion, the East Yorkshire Regiment, and the 1st Battalion, the South Lancashire Regiment.

Northern Ireland[edit]

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 used to be 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. This was disbanded and handed over responsibility to HQ 39th Infantry Brigade, Lisburn on 1 September 2006.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shackleton Barracks Ballykelly to Close". Sandes (26 June 2006). Retrieved 2008-06-21.