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6th Support Group (United Kingdom)

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Active  1940 - 1942
Branch  British Army
Size  Brigade
Country  United Kingdom
Role  Support Group
6th Support Group (United Kingdom)
Type  Mixed Artillery , Infantry

History

This was a brigade sized formation of the British Army attached to the 6th Armoured Division.

Contents

In the early days of the Second World War the support group (or Pivot Group as it was sometimes known) was what its name suggested. It provided whatever support the armoured brigades needed to the operation in hand, being able to provide motorised infantry, field artillery, anti-tank artillery or light anti-aircraft artillery as needed.

6th Support Group

  • 12th Royal Horse Artillery
  • 72nd Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • 51st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • 9th Battalion Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
  • Commanders

  • Brigadier T. Lyon-Smith
  • References

    6th Support Group (United Kingdom) Wikipedia


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