8th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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8th Infantry Brigade
Active 1914-2006
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Type Regular Infantry
Size Brigade
Part of 3rd Infantry Division
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 from 1914 to 1918 in the First World War. The brigade was also active during the Second World War.

The First World War[edit]

First World War Composition[edit]

The Second World War[edit]

Second World War Composition[edit]

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 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.[1]


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