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28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade
Active 1951–1954
Country  United Kingdom
 New Zealand
Branch  British Army
Australian Army Emblem.JPG Australian Army
Crest of the New Zealand Army.jpg New Zealand Army
Type Infantry
Role Infantry Brigade of the 1st Commonwealth Division
Size Brigade

The 28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade was a Commonwealth formation of the 1st Commonwealth Division that served in Korea from 1952 to 1954.

History[edit | edit source]

The Brigade was constituted from the UK 28th Infantry Brigade, which had arrived in Hong Kong from the United Kingdom in 1949, to join the 40th Infantry Division. Formed in Korea in April 1951, it took the title '28th Commonwealth Brigade' replacing 27th Commonwealth Brigade in the 1st Commonwealth Division, and served right through the war, until leaving in 1954. It comprised two British and two Australian infantry battalions and 16th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery.

Order of battle[edit | edit source]

UK Units[edit | edit source]

  • 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, July 1951 – August 1952
  • 1st Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, July 1951 – September 1952
  • 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, August 1952 – July 1953
  • 1st Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, September 1952 – July 1953

Australian Units[edit | edit source]

  • 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR), September 1950 – July 1953
  • 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR), June 1952 – March 1953
  • 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR), April 1953 – July 1953

New Zealand Units[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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Preceded by
28th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)
28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade
Succeeded by
28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade Group
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