LII Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the First New Army, K1. It is also sometimes shown as 52 Brigade RFA.


  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 166, 167 and 168 Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 9th (Scottish) Division and went to France with it in May 1915.
    • In February 1915 the three six-gun batteries were reorganised to become four four-gun batteries and were titled as A, B, C and D.
    • On 21 February 1916 D Battery left to join 53 Brigade of the same Division, being replaced by the former C (Howitzer) Battery of that brigade which now became D/52.
    • B Battery was broken up in September 1916, with one section going each to A and C Batteries.
    • 508 (Howitzer) Battery joined from England in November 1916.
  • The brigade left 9th (Scottish) Division on 8 January 1917 to become an Army Field Artillery Brigade.
    • At the same time, D (Howitzer) Battery sent sections to join D/50 and D/51 and left this brigade. (Howitzer) Battery was brought up to six guns by the arrival of a section of two from D/158 and was then renamed as D/52.
    • 122 Battery RFA joined from 28 Brigade RFA on 15 March 1917.

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