2nd (West Africa) Infantry Brigade

2nd (West Africa) Infantry Brigade

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 2nd (West Africa) Infantry Brigade was a World War II unit of the British Army it was formed from battalions of the Royal West African Frontier Force in 1940. The Brigade served in the East African campaign in the early part of the war before seeing action against the Japanese in Burma in 1944-45. The brigade was originally formed as 4th (Gold Coast) Infantry Brigade but was re-designated 24th (Gold Coast) Infantry Brigade in October 1940. It was involved in the East African Campaign against the forces of the Italian Colonial Empire in Kenya under the command of Brigadier Collen Edward Melville Richards and was attached to the 2nd (African) Division. During the East African Campaign, the brigade was part of Andrew Cunningham's force which attacked from Kenya into Italian Somaliland and then advanced into Ethiopia. After the campaign, in December 1941, the brigade returned to West Africa and was reorganised as an independent brigade group (with attached engineer and artillery units) and designated 2nd (West African) Infantry Brigade.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Secut Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135650181
  • 9786135650181