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6 SA Infantry Bde

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6 SA Infantry Brigade
17-Jun-40 Established in South Africa
21-Jun-42 Captured at Tobruk


17-Jun-40 Brig FW Cooper

1st Pretoria Highlanders 01-Jul-40 01-Nov-40
1st South African Police 17-Jun-40 21-Jun-42
2nd Pretoria Highlanders 17-Jun-40 21-Nov-40
2nd South African Police 17-Jun-40 21-Jun-42
2nd Transvaal Scottish 21-Nov-40 21-Jun-42

Higher formations served under

2 SA Infantry Division 05-Nov-40 18-Mar-42

1 SA Infantry Division 18-Mar-42 20-Apr-42

2 SA Infantry Division 20-Apr-42 21-Jun-42


South Africa 26-Jun-40 10-Jun-41

At Sea 10-Jun-41 19-Jun-41

Egypt 19-Jun-41 15-Mar-42

Libya 15-Mar-42 21-Jun-42

Battles, actions and engagements


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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