Desert Column

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Operation Brevity - Battle - British Advance - Desert Column
... On the desert flank, 2RTR advanced with the 7th Armoured Brigade group ... During the morning, reports were received of up to 30 German armoured vehicles operating nearby, and A Squadron 2RTR moved to investigate ...
Battle Of Abu Klea
... place between the dates of 16 and 18 January 1885, at Abu Klea, Sudan, between the British Desert Column and Mahdist forces encamped near Abu Klea ... The Desert Column, a force of approximately 1,400 soldiers, started from Korti, Sudan on 30 December 1884 the Desert Column's mission, in a joint effort titled "The ...
Battle Of Magdhaba - Background - Creation of Eastern Force and Desert Column
... Western Frontier Force, waging a continuing campaign against the Senussi in the Egyptian Western Desert, to the Eastern Force in the Sinai ... While he was away Desert Column was formed and on 7 December 1916, five days before Chauvel's return, Murray appointed the newly promoted Lieutenant ... On formation, Chetwode's Desert Column consisted of three infantry divisions, the 53rd (Welsh) Division currently serving in the Suez Canal Defences ...
Sinai And Palestine Campaign - Southern Palestine Campaign Begins - Khan Yunis Raid - Eastern Force and Desert Column Reorganisation
... arrival of 6th and 22nd Mounted Brigades from the Salonika front prompted a reorganisation of Desert Column ... and 54th (East Anglian) Divisions and the Imperial Camel Corps Brigade directly in his command and Desert Column commanded by Chetwode consisting of the 53rd (Welsh) Division commanded by Major ... Mounted Division moved up from Ferry Post to join Desert Column at el Burj just past El Arish on the road to Gaza between 28 February and 9 March the 3rd Light ...

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