71st Indian Infantry Brigade

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71st Indian Infantry Brigade
Active1942–1945
CountryBritish Raj British India
Allegiance British Empire
BranchBritish Raj Red Ensign.svg British Indian Army
TypeInfantry
SizeBrigade
EngagementsBurma Campaign
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Brigadier R C Cotterell-Hill
Brigadier H M Chambers
Brigadier H P L Hutchinson

The 71st Indian Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the Indian Army during World War II. The brigade was formed in March 1942, at Nowshera in India. The brigade was assigned to the 26th Indian Infantry Division on formation. Then from February to March 1943, during the Arakan Campaign 1942–1943, it was with the 14th Indian Infantry Division and was part of Mayforce which was created to control operations in the Mayu River valley, separated from the main body of the division by a rugged hill range. The brigade returned to the 26th Indian Division in May 1943, until the end of the war.[1]

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  1. ^ "71 Brigade". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
  2. ^ "71 Infantry Brigade Subordanates". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-19.