8th Support Group (United Kingdom)
|8th Support Group|
|Type||Armoured Support Group|
|Role||Infantry, Artillery Formation|
|Part of||8th Armoured Division|
The 8th Support Group was a brigade-size formation attached to the 8th Armoured Division, composed of regular British Army units. The Support Group as part of 8th Armoured Division was sent to North Africa but never saw active service as a complete formation. As the division could not be provided with a lorried infantry brigade, it was broken up and  was finally disbanded in Egypt on 1 January 1943.
Following the Second Battle of El Alamein a plan was put forth to use the remains of the division as a self-contained pursuit force to dart forward into the German–Italian rear as far as possibly Tobruk; however the plan to use the division was shelved and units in the forward area were used instead.
Support Group units
- Playfair, Pg7
- Playfair, Pg81-82
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