Royal Field Artillery Brigades

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Brigades numbered 1 to 200

Brigade
Type
Higher formation
Remarks
CXXXIINew armies11th Division from formation in in Egypt on 26 April 1916, when it was called the “Howitzer Brigade, RFA”. Redesignated on 31 May 1915. Broken up 25 January 1917. 
CXXXII (H) Joined 10th Division at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli in August 1915, until March 1916 when transferred to 29th Division.Originally LVII(H) Brigade, composed of A and D Batts. 460(H) joined Mar 1916. Redisgnated CXXXII(H) in Mar 1916, whereupon 460 became A Batt, A became B and D became C. Reorganised in May 1916: A moved to XVII, becoming D/XVII. B moved to CLXVI as D/CLXVI, exchanged for 371. Broken up in September 1916, the sections being used to build XV RHA and XVII into 6-gun batteries.
CXLVIRegular army28th Division from formation in December 1914 to August 1917, when moved to Egypt.Originally 75,366 and 367 Batts. A section of 22 Batt and 118 Batt joined Feb 1915, and became 149. 367 Batt broken up Dec 1916. B Batt joined from CXXX (H) in July 1916, redesignated D/CXLVI. The latter moved to III in Aug 1917, and 366 moved to CCLXVIII of 74th Division the following month.
CXLVIIRegular army29th Division from formation in January 1915 to January 1917, when becoming an Army Brigade.Originally 10,97 and 368 Batts, joined in Feb 1915 by 460(H). The latter exchanged for 370 with XVII May 1916. 371 joined Mar 1916, exchanged with B/CXXXII, which was redesignated D Batt, in May 1916. D Batt, expanded to a 6-gun unit, transferred to XVII in January 1917. At the same time A/LXXXI joined as A Batt. In Jan 1918, C/CCCXXXII(H) joined, redesignated D Batt.
CLXXIINew armies36th Division from formation in early 1915 until broken up in late January 1917.Designated ‘East Ham’
CLXXIIINew armies36th Division from formation in early 1915 to November 1918. Designated ‘West Ham’ 
CLXXVIINew armiesFormed in England and concentrated with 16th Division artillery. Joined Division in France on 22 February 1916. 
CLXXVIII (H)New armies40th Division from formation in November 1915 to November 1918.Raised in East Ham.
CLXXXNew armiesFormed in England and concentrated with 16th Division artillery. Joined Division in France on 22 February 1916. 
CLXXXINew armies40th Division from formation in November 1915 to November 1918.Raised in Ashton.
CLXXXIINew armiesFormed in England and concentrated with 16th Division artillery. Joined Division in France on 22 February 1916. Broken up 27 August 1916. 
CLXXXVNew armies40th Division from formation in November 1915 until broken up in late August 1916.Raised in Tottenham.
CLXXXVIIINew armies40th Division from formation in November 1915 until broken up on 1 September 1916.Raised in Nottingham.

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Brigades numbered 201 to 300

Brigade
Type
Higher formation
Remarks
CCLXIIINew armiesFormed in Egypt on 27 September 1917. Joined 10th Division at Rafa on 11 October 1917. 
CCLXIVTerritorial Force 1st LineFormed up in Leicester in January 1916, moved to Egypt and joinedLowland Division there on 17 March 1916. Originally titled CCLXIII, it was redesignated CCLXIV in May 1916 but reverted again in December 1916. Redesignated XX Brigade RHA on 5 July 1917 and moved to Yeomanry Mounted Division.Formed from Hampshire, Essex and West Riding Batteries, RHA.
CCLXXXVTerritorial Force 2nd Line57th Division from formation in February 1915 to November 1918. Originally designated 2/1st West Lancashire Brigade. 
CCLXXXVITerritorial Force 2nd Line57th Division  from formation in February 1915 to November 1918. Originally designated 2/2nd West Lancashire Brigade. 
CCLXXXVIITerritorial Force 2nd Line57th Division from formation in February 1915 to 20 February 1917, when broken up. Originally designated 2/3rd West Lancashire Brigade. 
2/4th West Lancashire (Howitzer) BrigadeTerritorial Force 2nd Line57th Division from formation in February 1915 to July 1916, when broken up. 

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Brigades numbered 301 to 300 and above

Brigade
Type
Higher formation
Remarks
CCCTerritorial Force 2nd Line60th Division from formation in February 1915 until broken up in August 1916. Originally designated 2/5th London Brigade. 
CCCITerritorial Force 2nd Line60th Division from formation in February 1915 until November 1918. Originally designated 2/6th London Brigade. 
CCCIITerritorial Force 2nd Line60th Division from formation in February 1915 until November 1918. Originally designated 2/7th London Brigade. 
CCCIIITerritorial Force 2nd Line60th Division from formation in February 1915 until November 1918. Originally designated 2/8th (H) London Brigade. 
CCCVTerritorial Force 2nd Line61st Division from formation in February 1915 until broken up in September 1916. Originally designated 2/I South Midland Brigade. 
CCCVITerritorial Force 2nd Line61st Division from formation in February 1915 until November 1918. Originally designated 2/II South Midland Brigade. 
CCCVIITerritorial Force 2nd Line61st Division from formation in February 1915 until November 1918. Originally designated 2/III South Midland Brigade. 
CCCVIIITerritorial Force 2nd Line61st Division from formation in February 1915 until broken up in January 1917. Originally designated 2/IV South Midland Brigade. 
CCCXTerritorial Force 2nd Line62nd Division from formation in February 1915 until November 1918. Originally designated 2/I West Riding Brigade. 
CCCXITerritorial Force 2nd Line62nd Division from formation in February 1915 until January 1917, when becoming an Army Brigade. Originally designated 2/II West Riding Brigade. 
CCCXIITerritorial Force 2nd Line62nd Division from formation in February 1915 until November 1918. Originally designated 2/III West Riding Brigade. 
CCCXIIITerritorial Force 2nd Line62nd Division from formation in February 1915 until May 1916, when broken up. Originally designated 2/IV West Riding Brigade. 
CCCXXTerritorial Force 2nd Line64th (2nd Highland) 
CCCXXITerritorial Force 2nd Line64th (2nd Highland) 
CCCXXI (H)Territorial Force 2nd Line64th (2nd Highland)broken up May 1916. A new brigade numbered CCCXII joined same Division by 3 November 1916, broken up by 29 January 1917
CCCXVTerritorial Force 2nd Line65th (2nd Lowland) 
CCCXVITerritorial Force 2nd Line65th (2nd Lowland) 
CCCXVIITerritorial Force 2nd Line65th (2nd Lowland) 
CCCXVIII (H)Territorial Force 2nd Line65th (2nd Lowland)broken up May 1916
CCCXXXTerritorial Force 2nd Line66th (2nd East Lancs) Division from formation in February 1915 until November 1918. Originally designated 2/I East Lancs Brigade. 
CCCXXXITerritorial Force 2nd Line66th (2nd East Lancs) Division from formation in February 1915 until November 1918. Originally designated 2/II East Lancs Brigade. 
CCCXXXIITerritorial Force 2nd Line66th (2nd East Lancs) Division from formation in February 1915 until broken up in April 1917. Originally designated 2/III East Lancs Brigade. 
CCCL formed in 71st Division 13 November 1916, disbanded 25 February 1918.Home service only.
CCCLI formed in 71st Division 13 November 1916, disbanded 25 February 1918.Home service only.
CCCLII 72nd Division from formation in November 1916, left Division 29 January 1918 and moved to Larkhill where it then remained.Home service only.
CCCLIII 72nd Division from formation in November 1916, until broken up in February 1918.Home service only.

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