XC Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Second New Army, K2. It is also sometimes shown as 90 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 280, 281 and 282 Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 20th (Light) Division. The brigade then remained with the division until late August 1916 when it was broken up: you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
  • On 15 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.
    • D Battery left on 11 May 1916, to go to 92 Brigade and became its A Battery. It was replaced by B (Howitzer) Battery which arrived from 92 Brigade and was renamed as D (Howitzer) Battery.
    • The Brigade Ammunition Column left between 12 and 15 May 1916 to merge with others in the divisional artillery to form the 20th Divisional Ammunition Column.
    • On 30 August 1916 the brigade was reorganised and ultimately ceased to exist. First, B Battery was split up, with one section going to A Battery and one to C Battery. A Battery then left to go to 92 Brigade, where it became C Battery. C Battery went to 91 Brigade, where it became B Battery. And finally D (Howitzer) Battery went to 92 Brigade.

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