LXXXII Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Second New Army, K2. It is also sometimes shown as 82 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 256, 257 and 258 Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 18th (Eastern) Division. 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 16 February 1915 the three six-gun batteries were reorganised to become four four-gun batteries and were titled as A, B, C and D Batteries.
    • The Brigade Ammunition Column left on 17 May 1916 to merge with others in the divisional artillery to form the 18th Divisional Ammunition Column.
    • On 24 May 1916 D Battery left to join 85 Brigade as its A Battery. It was replaced by the arrival of C (Howitzer) Battery from 85 Brigade, which was then renamed as 82 Brigade's D (Howitzer) Battery.
    • On 3 December 1916 the 18-pounder batteries were made up to six guns each: sections from A Battery joined from 85 Brigade and joined A and C Batteries respectively; a section from C Battery joined from 85 Brigade and joined B Battery.
    • On 9 February 1917 a section of D (Howitzer) Battery joined from 84 Brigade and made D (Howitzer) Battery up to six howitzers.

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