The 106th Indian Infantry Brigade was a former infantry formation that remained in active service from 1939 to 1943. It served under the British Empire in India during the Second World War. The infantry force of the British Indian Army was raised in July 1941 and was dissolved in June 1942. However it was re-established in October 1942. The objective of the formation was to control the battalions of the Burma Regiment.
In November 1943, the 106th Indian Infantry Brigade was again disbanded. It was then attached to the 1st Burma Division from July 1941 to January 1942. The infantry formation was later assigned to the 17th Indian Infantry Division from January 1942 to March 1942.
The troops were posted in Burma and provided significant military service during several British conflicts and conquests. It took part in the Burma Champaign in the South East Asian Theatre of World War II. Brigadier A. J. H. Bourke was one of the most notable commanding officers of the 106th Indian Infantry Brigade.
Formation of 106th Indian Infantry Brigade
The following infantry regiments were attached to the 106th Indian Infantry Brigade-
2nd Burma Rifles
6th Burma Rifles
1/7th Gurkha Rifles
Tenasserim Battalion, Burma Auxiliary Force
8th Burma Rifles
4/12th Frontier Force Regiment
7th Burma Rifles
3rd Burma Rifles
7/10th Baluch Regiment
3rd Burma Regiment
4th Burma Rifles
5/1st Punjab Regiment
6th Burma Regiment
4th Burma Regiment
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