Ninth Army (United Kingdom)

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Ninth Army
Active 1941–1945
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Field army
Part of Middle East Command
Engagements World War II

The Ninth Army was a field army formation of the British Army during the Second World War, formed on 1 November 1941 by the renaming 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 Headquarters British Troops Palestine and Transjordan and the 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 (3 September 1939 – 31 October 1941), HQ Lydda Area (3 September 1939 – 31 October 1941) and HQ British Troops Cyprus (15 January 1940 – 31 December 1941).