5th Cavalry Brigade (United Kingdom)

5th Cavalry Brigade (United Kingdom)

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 5th Cavalry Brigade


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dates=World War One 1914 - 1919
World War II 1939 - 1941
country=United Kingdom
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branch=British Army
type= Line Cavalry World War One
Yeomanry World War Two
role=Cavalry
size= Brigade
command_structure= 1st Cavalry Division
2nd Cavalry Division
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The 5th Cavalry Brigade, was a part of the British Army , it served in both world wars in World War One it was part of the 2nd Cavalry Division, and during the Second World War it was formed in 1939 from Yeomanry Regiments and part of the 1st Cavalry Division.

History in World War Two

As the only British Cavalry unit during the War, this formation was sent in January 1940 to the Middle East as a garrison and occupation force.

On 1 August 1941 the division was converted to the 10th Armoured Division and the Brigade units were split up.
*The Yorkshire Draggoons had the distnction of being the last active Cavalry unit of the British Army , then had a number of different roles Anti-Tank Artillery during the battle of El Alamein , then converted into a Infantry unit part of 18th Infantry Brigade.
*The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry converted into an Artillery Regiment and Fought with the 8th Armoured Brigade
*The Yorkshire Hussars converted into an Armoured Regiment and Fought with the 9th Armoured Brigade and the the Divisional Reconnaissance Regiment for the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division.

Formation

World War I

*2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
*20th Hussars
*12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)
*5th Signal Troop R.E.
*5th Cavalry Brigade Machine Gun Squadron , (formed 26 February 1916) [cite web|title=1914-1918|url=http://www.1914-1918.net/CAVALRY/2cavdiv.htm]

World War II

* Yorkshire Dragoons
* Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
* Yorkshire Hussars

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