18 June 2009

5th Infantry Brigade - May 1958 to 1964 updated 8 Mar 10

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 in Jellalabad Barracks Tidworth in May 1964
1958 – Brigadier PWG Pope DSO MC
1961 – Brigadier JN Thomas DSO MC
1962 – Brigadier DH Davies MC
5th Infantry Brigade Group major units
3rd The King’s Own Hussars – May 58 to Oct 58 – York Barracks Münster
The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) – Oct 58 to Jun 60 – York Barracks Münster
1st Royal Tank Regiment – Jun 60 to Sep 61 – Swinton Barracks Münster
1st Royal Tank Regiment – Sep 61 to Jan 62 – Caen Barracks Hohne
10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales Own) – Jun 62 to Mar 64 – Barker Barracks Paderborn
45th Field Regiment Royal Artillary – May 58 to Dec 58 – West Riding Barracks Dortmund
The Essex Regiment – Aug 57 to Jun 58 – Moore Barracks Dortmund
Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) – May 58 to Jun 59 – Mons Barracks Iserlohn
Royal Norfolk Regiment – May 58 to Aug 59 – Aldershot Barracks Iserlohn
The 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) – Jun 58 to Mar 59 – Moore Barracks Dortmund
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) – Mar 59 to Nov 60 – Moore Barracks Dortmund
The Green Howards (Alexandra’s Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment) – Jun 59 to Feb 63 – Mons Barracks Iserlohn
The 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk & Suffolk) – Aug 59 to Jan 60 – Aldershot Barracks Iserlohn
The Royal Ulster Rifles – Feb 60 to Apr 63 – Aldershot Barracks Iserlohn
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) – Nov 60 to Jun 62 – Keightley Barracks Wuppertal
1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Border Regiment – Jun 62 to Apr 64 – Keightley Barracks Wuppertal
The Royal Welch Fusiliers – May 63 to May 64 – Aldershot Barracks Iserlohn
The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret’s Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) – Feb 63 to May 64 – Mons Barracks Iserlohn

With this change a new formation sign was required as in the past the Brigade had worn the cross keys of the Division it was decided to retain the key to commemorate the long association with the 2nd Division the bayonet was crossed with the key and the number five in the upper apex set on a red square red being the Infantry colour

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