|11th Indian Infantry Brigade|
|Country|| British India|
|Branch|| British Indian Army|
|Allegiance|| British Crown|
|Battles||World War II|
The 11th Indian Infantry Brigade was an Infantry formation of the Indian Army during World War II. It was relocated from India to Egypt in the middle of August 1939 and trained at Fayed in Ismailia Governorate on the Great Bitter Lake. In October 1939, it was assigned to the 4th Indian Infantry Division. In May 1942, it was attached to the 5th Indian Infantry Division and in June the 2nd South African Infantry Division when it surrendered after Tobruk was captured by the Germans and Italians in 1942. The brigade was then reformed in Egypt in October 1943 and once more assigned to the 4th Indian Division serving in Tunisia, Italy and, at the end of the war, in Greece.
Commanders during World War IIEdit
- Brigadier Alan B. Macpherson (Aug 1939 - Mar 1940)
- Brigadier Reginald Savory (Mar 1940 - Sep 1941)
- Brigadier Andrew Anderson (Sep 1940 - Jun 1942)
- Brigadier Victor C. Griffin (Jan 1944 - May 1944)
- Brigadier Henry C. Partridge (May 1944 - Oct 1944)
- Brigadier John Hunt (Oct 1944 - Aug 1945)
- 4th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery August to October 1939
- 1/6th Rajputana Rifles August 1939 to December 1941 and February to April 1942 and January to February 1944 and April to May 1944
- 2nd Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders August 1939 to June 1942 and March 1944 to July 1945
- 4/7th Rajput Regiment August 1939 to December 1940
- 3/14th Punjab Regiment January to March 1941
- 3/1st Punjab Regiment February 1941
- 2/5th Mahratta Light Infantry February 1941 to June 1942
- 2/7th Gurkha Rifles May to June 1942 and February to August 1944 and September 1944 to August 1945
- 25th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery June 1942
- 4/6th Rajputana Rifles November 1943 to February 1944
- 3/12th Frontier Force Regiment March 1944 to August 1945
- 18th Field Company, Indian Engineers September to October 1939 
- ↑ Playfair, Vol. I, page 38.
- ↑ "11 Indian Brigade". Order of Battle. http://www.ordersofbattle.com/UnitData.aspx?UniX=1363&Tab=Sup. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
- ↑ "11 Indian Brigade Units". Order of Battle. http://www.ordersofbattle.com/UnitData.aspx?UniX=1363&Tab=Sub. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
- Playfair, Major-General I.S.O.; Molony, Brigadier C.J.C.; with Flynn, Captain F.C. (R.N.) & Gleave, Group Captain T.P. (2009) [1st. pub. HMSO:1954]. Butler, Sir James. ed. The Mediterranean and Middle East, Volume I: The Early Successes Against Italy, to May 1941. History of the Second World War, United Kingdom Military Series. Uckfield, UK: Naval & Military Press. ISBN 1-84574-065-3.
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