Eighth Army (United Kingdom)

The Eighth Army was a field army formation of the British Army during the Second World War, fighting in the North African and Italian campaigns. Units came from Australia, British India, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Free French Forces, Greece, New Zealand, Poland, Rhodesia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Eighth Army
8th Army formation badge.
Active1941–45
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
TypeField army
EngagementsWestern Desert Campaign
Tunisia Campaign
Sicilian Campaign
Italian Campaign
Battle honoursSecond Battle of El Alamein
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Alan Cunningham
Neil Ritchie
Claude Auchinleck
Bernard Montgomery
Oliver Leese
Richard McCreery

Significant formations which passed through the Army included V Corps, X Corps, XIII Corps, XXX Corps, I Canadian Corps and the II Polish Corps.