CVI Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Third New Army, K3. It is also sometimes shown as 106 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of A, B, C and D Batter ies RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 24th Division. The batteries were all armed with four 18-pounder field guns. The brigade then remained with the division throughout the war: you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
    • On 13 May the Brigade Ammunition Column left, being merged into the 24th Divisional Ammunition Column.
    • On 13 May 1916 D Battery left, becoming the A Battery of 109 Brigade. The D (Howitzer) Battery of that brigade joined in its place.
    • On 3 October 1916 the field gun batteries were made up to six guns each: two-gun sections from what had been A Battery of 109 Brigade joined A and B Batteries respectively, and C Battery wasjoined by a section from 109 Brigade's B Battery.
    • D (Howitzer) Battery was also brought up to six howitzers by the arrival of a section of two from C (Howitzer) Battery of 108 Brigade on 27 January1917.

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