18 June 2009

5th Infantry Brigade - February 1947 to April 1958 updated 09 Feb 14

On 1st February 1947 5th Infantry Brigade was re-formed Napier Barracks Dortmund as part of 2nd Infantry Division with the headquarters at St David’s Barracks in Hilden the formation was from the 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division’s 157th Infantry Brigade the Brigade became a Brigade Group on 1st August 1947 the Brigade HQ moved to Aldershot Barracks in Iserlohn 1st September 1947
Commanders
1947 – Brigadier SN Shoosmith DSO OBE
1947 – Brigadier H Long OBE MC
1949 – Brigadier JHO Wilsey CBE OBE
1950 – Brigadier R Delcombe DSO MBE
1953 – Brigadier EP Sewell CBE
1954 – Brigadier RH Batten CBE DS
1956 – Brigadier PHW Brind DSO OBE
1958 – Brigadier PWJ Pope DSO MC
5th Infantry Brigade Group major units
3rd The King’s Own Hussars – Apr 56 to Sep 57 – Epsom Barracks Iserlohn
3rd The King’s Own Hussars – Sep 57 to May 58 – York Barracks Münster
40th Field Regiment Royal Artillary – Apr 47 to Dec 54 – West Riding Barracks Dortmund
45th Field Regiment Royal Artillary – Dec 54 to May 58 – West Riding Barracks Dortmund
1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) – Jun 47 to Dec 49 – Aldershot Barracks Iserlohn
2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers – 1947 to Feb 48 – Napier Barracks Dortmund
2nd Battalion The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) – Aug 47 to Jun 48 – Moore Barracks Dortmund
1st Battalion The Durham Light Infantry – Jun 48 to Apr 51 – Moore Barracks Dortmund 

1st Battalion Kings (Liverpool) Regiment – Oct 48 to Feb 51 – Mons Barracks Iserlohn 
1st Battalion Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) – Dec 49 to Nov 53 – Aldershot Barracks Iserlohn
1st Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry – Apr 51 to Mar 53 – Moore Barracks Dortmund
1st Battalion Royal Lincolnshire Regiment (10th Foot) – mentioned in the history of 5th Infantry Brigade but also recorded 91st Lorried Infantry Brigade of 11th Armoured Division 
1st Battalion Royal Leicestershire Regiment (17th Foot) – Nov 52 to Feb 55 – Mons Barracks Iserlohn
2nd Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) – Mar 53 to Aug 54 – Moore Barracks Dortmund
1st Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers – Nov 53 to Nov 56 – Aldershot Barracks Iserlohn
1st Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers – Aug 54 to Aug 56 – Moore Barracks Dortmund 

1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment – Feb 55 to Dec 56 – Mons Barracks Iserlohn 
1st Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment – Dec 56 to May 58 – Aldershot Barracks Iserlohn 
1st Battalion Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) – Apr 57 to May 58 – Mons Barracks Iserlohn
1st Battalion Essex Regiment – Aug 57 to May 58 – Moore Barracks Dortmund

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