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The 17th Infantry Brigade was a formation of the British Army which provided active service in both the First and Second World Wars. It was mainly composed of Regular Army battalions.


The Brigade was originally part of the 6th Infantry Division during the First World War, but it was transferred to the 24th Division in October 1915.

The Brigade served with the 5th Infantry Division through most of the Second World War. On May 5, 1942 it was part of Force 121 in the invasion of Madagascar. After this, the 17th Infantry Brigade served in the Italian Campaign.

The Brigade was stationed in the Southern Brigade District in the Suez Canal Zone for a period in the late 1940s before being disbanded.

Component Units in World War II

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