25th Indian Infantry Brigade

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
25th Indian Infantry Brigade
Active 1941–1945
Country British Raj British India
Allegiance  British Empire
Branch British Raj Red Ensign.svg British Indian Army
Type Infantry
Size Brigade
Engagements Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran
Western Desert Campaign
Italian Campaign

The 25th Indian Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the Indian Army during World War II. It was formed in February, 1941 at Ahmednagar in India and assigned to the 10th Indian Infantry Division. The brigade was attached to the 8th Indian Infantry Division in August 1941, and took part in the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran. Returning to the 10th Indian Division in August 1941, they arrived in the desert just in time for the Battle of Gazala and continued to fight in the Western Desert Campaign and later in the Italian Campaign. While in Italy the brigade was attached to the British 46th Infantry Division from 7 to 11 December 1944.[1]

Formation[edit]

Officers commanding[edit]

The following officers commanded the brigade during the war.[3]

Brigadier R.G. Mountain (February 1941 to July 1942)
Brigadier A.E. Arderne (July 1942 onwards)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "25 Indian Brigade". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  2. ^ "25 Indian Brigade Units". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  3. ^ "25th Indian Infantry Brigade Command Appointments". Orders of Battle.com. Retrieved 27 October 2015.