LXX Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Second New Army, K2. It is also sometimes shown as 70 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 220, 221 and 222 Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 15th (Scottish) Division and moved to France with it in July 1915.
  • The brigade remained with 15th (Scottish) Division throughout the war: you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
    • 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.
    • The Brigade Ammunition Column left on 22 May 1916 to merge with others in the divisional artillery to form the 15th Divisional Ammunition Coumn.
    • On 7 June 1916 D Battery left to join 73 (Howitzer) Brigade of the same division, and became that brigade's B Battery. It was replaced in 70 Brigade by B Battery from 73 (Howitzer) Brigade, which now became 70 Brigade's D (Howitzer) Battery.
    • The brigade was reorganised between 1 and 3 December 1916. C Battery was split up, with one two-gun section going to A and B Battery to bring them up to six guns each. Its place was taken by C Battery from 73 (Howitzer) Brigade.
    • On 22 January 1917 a section of two howitzers from 532 (Howitzer) Battery of 72 Brigade joined and was added to D (Howitzer) Battery.

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