34th Indian States Forces Infantry Brigade

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34th Indian State Forces Infantry Brigade
Active June 1941 – October 1944
Country  British India
Allegiance British Crown
Branch  British Indian Army
Type Infantry
Size Brigade
Service Second World War

The 34th Indian State Forces Infantry Brigade was an Infantry formation of the Indian Army during the Second World War.

History[edit]

The brigade was formed in June 1941, in Karachi for garrison service in East Africa by the redesignation of HQ Baghdad Line of Communications Sub Area. It was the only complete brigade formed by Indian State Forces during the war.[citation needed] In April 1942 it was broken up and in June 1942 converted to HQ Abadan Line of Communications Sub Area. This converted to 34th Indian Infantry Brigade in January 1944, under command 12th Indian Infantry Division. The brigade was finally disbanded in October 1944.[1]

Component units[edit]

The brigade commanded the following units in the Second World War:[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "34 Indian Brigade". Order of Battle. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "34 Indian Brigade Units". Order of Battle. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Kempton 2003b, p. 41

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kempton, Chris (2003b). 'Loyalty & Honour', The Indian Army September 1939 – August 1947. Part II Brigades. Milton Keynes: The Military Press. ISBN 0-85420-238-2.