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4 SA Infantry Bde

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Old South African flag 4 SA Infantry Brigade
08-Jun-40 The brigade is formed in South Africa
21-Jun-42 Captured in Tobruk


Brig WW Thompson

08-Jun-40 Col WD Hearn

30-Nov-41 Brig AA Hayton

2nd Natal Mounted Rifles 08-Jun-40 01-Oct-40
2nd Royal Durban Light Infantry 08-Jun-40 21-Jun-42
The Kaffrarian Rifles 08-Jun-40 21-Jun-42
Umvoti Mounted Rifles 01-Oct-40 21-Jun-42

Higher formations served under

2 SA Infantry Division 05-Nov-40 26-Sep-41

8th Army Reserve 26-Sep-41 26-Nov-41

2 SA Infantry Division 26-Nov-41 21-May-42


South Africa 08-Jun-40 15-Jul-41

At Sea 15-Jul-41 08-Aug-41

Egypt 08-Aug-41 15-Dec-41

Libya 15-Dec-41 10-Jan-42

Egypt 10-Jan-42 22-Mar-42

Libya 22-Mar-42 21-Jun-42

Battles, actions and engagements


Bardia, 1942 31-Dec-41 02-Jan-42


Clayden's Trench (Sollum) 11-Jan-42 12-Jan-42

GAZALA 26-May-42 21-Jun-42

Tobruk, 1942 20-Jun-42 21-Jun-42

17 May 2009


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