Brigade of Guards

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The Brigade of Guards was an administrative formation of the British Army from 1948 to 1968. The Brigade administered the guards regiments.

After the Second World War the British Army had fourteen infantry depots, each bearing a letter. Infantry Depot A at Wellington Barracks was the headquarters for the five guards regiments.[1]

In line with the reforms of the army, it was renamed as the Guards Division on 1 July 1968.[2]

Units[edit]

A sentry from the Grenadier Guards on duty outside St James's Palace
  • 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards [1656-]
  • 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards [1656-1968]
  • 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards [1760-1961]
  • 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards [1650-]
  • 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards [1711-1968]
  • 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards [1897-1959]
  • 1st Battalion, Scots Guards [1660-]
  • 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards [1689-1968]
  • 1st Battalion, Irish Guards [1900-]
  • 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards [1915-]
  • Guards Machine Gun Regiment [1917-1920]
  • Composite Guards Parachute Battalion [1946-1948]
  • Guards Independent Parachute Company [1948-1968]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Messenger, Charles. "A History of British Infantry: For Love of Regiment, Volume 2, 1915-1994". p. 156. 
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1969, p. 473

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