17 June 2009

6th Infantry Brigade - 1947 to 1977 updated 10 Aug 14



On 1st February 1947 the brigade was re-formed in Wrexham Barracks Mülheim as part of 2nd Infantry Division with the headquarters at St David’s Barracks in Hilden the formation was from 153rd Infantry Brigade of the 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division and 6th Infantry Brigade became a Brigade Group 1st August 1947 the Brigade Headquarters moved to Bangor Barracks Wuppertal December 1951 back to York Barracks Münster April 1958 on 1st May 1958 the command of the Brigade passed from 2nd Infantry Division to 4th Infantry Division with the headquarters at Wentworth Barracks in Herford the composition of the Brigade remained unchanged the Brigade moved to UK in March 1968 the armoured regiments remained in Germany returning in March 1971 to San Sebastian Barracks Soest


6th Infantry Brigade Units
42nd Field Regiment Royal Artillary – 1948 to Nov 53 – Crookenden Barracks Essen
48th Field Regiment Royal Artillary – Nov 53 to Sep 55 – Crookenden Barracks Essen
41st Field Regiment Royal Artillary – Sep 55 to Jul 58 – Crookenden Barracks Essen
8th Royal Tank Regiment – Mar 56 to Apr 59 – Barker Barracks Paderborn
5th Royal Tank Regiment – Sep 57 to Jul 59 – Swinton Barracks Münster
10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales Own) – Jul 59 to Jun 60 – Swinton Barracks Münster
The Queen’s Own Hussars – Jul 60 to Aug 62 – York Barracks Münster
4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards – Aug 62 to Dec 64 – York Barracks Münster
15th/19th Kings Royal Hussars – Mar or Nov 65 to Jan 68 – Swinton Barracks Münster
1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) – Feb 47 to Jun 47 – Aldershot Barracks Iserlohn
1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders – Feb 47 to May 49 – Meeanee Barracks Essen
1st Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) – Feb 47 to Apr 50 – Glamorgan Barracks Duisburg
2nd Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh’s) – Feb 47 to Mar 48 – Ripon Barracks Bielefeld
2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards – May 48 to Apr 50 – Dempsey Barracks Sennelager
1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Feb 49 to 1949 – Napier Barracks Dortmund
1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – 1949 to Sep 50 – Ripon Barracks Bielefeld
1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Sep 50 to Nov 51 – York Barracks Münster
1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Nov 51 to Nov 52 – Keightley Barracks Wuppertal
1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry – Jan 51 to Mar 52 – Oxford Barracks Münster
1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry – Mar 52 to Sep 52 – Anglesey Barracks Wuppertal
1st Battalion Royal Scots – Feb 51 to Dec 51 – Portsmouth Barracks Münster
1st Battalion Royal Scots – Dec 51 to May 52 – Harding Barracks Wuppertal
1st Battalion Northampton Regiment –Sep 52 to Apr 54 – Anglesey Barracks Wuppertal
2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters – Oct 52 to Oct 53 – Harding Barracks Wuppertal
1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles – Apr 54 to Mar 57 – Manchester Barracks Wuppertal
1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment – Nov 53 to Jun 56 – Harding Barracks Wuppertal
2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry – Dec 52 to Jun 55 – Keightley Barracks Wuppertal
1st Battalion Buffs – Jun 55 to Nov 57 – Keightley Barracks Wuppertal
1st Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers – Sep 57 to Jan 59 – Buller Barracks Münster
1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders – Oct 57 to Jan 61 – Oxford Barracks Münster
1st Battalion Royal Leicestershire Regiment – Mar 59 to Nov 62 – Buller Barracks Münster
1st Battalion The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) – Jan 60 to Nov 60
Keightley Barracks Wuppertal
1st Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment – Dec 60 to Nov 62 – Waterloo Barracks Münster
1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment Cheshire Regt – Nov 62 to Jun 66 – Buller Barracks Münster

1st Battalion Royal Hampshire Regiment – Nov 62 to Dec 65 – Waterloo Barracks Münster
1st Battalion Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment – Jan 64 to Dec 66 – Oxford Barracks Münster
1st Battalion Devonshire and Dorset Regiment – Nov 65 to Jan 68 – Waterloo Barracks Münster
1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters – Jun 66 to Mar 68 – Buller Barracks Münster
1st Battalion Queen's Regiment (Queen's Surreys) – Dec 66 to Jul 67 – Oxford Barracks Münster

6th Armoured Brigade Units – moved to 4th Division
4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards – Sep 70 to Jun 73 – Athlone Barracks Sennelager
The Queens’s Royal Hussars – Nov 70 to Jan 77 – Barker Barracks Paderborn
The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales’s Own) – Jul 73 to Jan 77 – Athlone Barracks Sennelager
1st Battalion Royal Irish Rangers Sep 70 to Jul 74 – Barrosa Barracks Hemer
2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rangers Jul 74 to Jan 77 – Barrosa Barracks Hemer
2nd Battalion Queen's Regiment Jan 71 to Oct 75 – Albuera Barracks Werl
1st Battalion Queen's Regiment Sep 75 to Jan 77 – Albuera Barracks Werl

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