A Cavalry Machine Gun Squadron was attached to each Cavalry Brigade. It was formed from the Machine Gun Sections of a Cavalry Regiment.
|Brigade attached to:||8th Cavalry Brigade|
|Division attached to:||3rd Cavalry Division|
|Formed from the:||Machine Gun Section of Royal Horse Guards|
|Machine Gun Section of 10th Hussars|
|Machine Gun Section of 1st Essex Yeomanry|
The 8th Cavalry MG Sqdn, MGC was formed on 29 February 1916.
As a unit of the 8th Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
|BATTLES OF ARRAS|
|09 to 12 April||First Battle of the Scarpe [Cav. Corps, Third Army].|
|10 and 11 April||Attack of Monchy le Preux.|
The 8th Cavalry Brigade was replaced by the Canadian Cavalry Brigade within the 3rd Cavalry Division on 14 March 1918 and, as a result, the 8th Cavalry MG Squadron was replaced by the Canadian Cavalry MG Squadron.