XXX (Howitzer) Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery

This was a unit of Britain’s pre-war regular army. It is also sometimes shown as 30 (Howitzer) Brigade RFA.

History

  • Comprising 128, 129 and 130 (Howitzer) Batteries, this brigade was under command of 3rd Division.
    • 3rd Siege Battery RGA came under operational command of the brigade in late 1914.
    • On 9 January 1915 130 (Howitzer) Battery left the brigade to join 27th Division.
    • On 25 June 1915 128 (Howitzer) Battery left  to join 29 Brigade RFA
    • The brigade was broken up on 14 May 1916. 129 (Howitzer) Battery (less one section) went to 42 Brigade RFA; 130 (Howitzer) Battery (less one section) went to 40 Brigade RFA. Both of these brigades were also in 3rd Division. On 11 May 1916 the two sections had merged to form ‘D’ Battery of 23 Brigade, also in 3rd Division.

Links

The Royal Artillery

The Order of Battle of Divisions