Ninth Army (United Kingdom)

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Ninth Army
Active World War II
1941 - 1945
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Branch British Army
Type Army
Part of Middle East Command
Engagements World War II

The Ninth Army was a formation of the British Army during World War II, formed on 1 November 1941 by the re designation of Headquarters, British Troops Palestine and Transjordan.[1] The Ninth Army controlled British and Commonwealth land forces stationed in the eastern Mediterranean.[2]

One of the formations that served under both Headquarters British Troops Palestine and Transjordan and Ninth Army was 1st Cavalry Division, which became 10th Armoured Division on 1 August 1941. Among other formations under British Troops Palestine and Transjordan were 7th Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Division (1939-1940), HQ Jerusalem Area (03-Sep-1939 - 31-Oct-1941), HQ Lydda Area (03-Sep-1939 31-Oct-1941), and HQ British Troops Cyprus (15-Jan-1940 31-Dec-1941).