21st Armored Brigade (Greece)

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21st Armored Brigade
21st Armoured Brigade Emblem Greece.jpg
Emblem of the 21st Armored Brigade
Active 1970–today
Country Greece
Branch Hellenic Army
Type Armored
Size 5 Battalions
Part of 16th Mechanized Infantry Division
Garrison/HQ Komotini, Western Thrace
Motto Not how many, but where

The 21st Armored Cavalry Brigade "Pindus (Greek: XXVI Τεθωρακισμένη Ταξιαρχία Ιππικού «ΠΙΝΔΟΣ», XXVI ΤΘΤ) is a tank formation of the Hellenic Army, based in Komotini, Western Thrace.

History[edit]

The 21st Armored Brigade began forming at Litochoro on 1 December 1970, and was moved to the Komotini-Alexandroupoli area in September 1971. From 1977 on, all its sub-units are concentrated at Komotini. On 1 December 2000, it received the honorific title "Pindus Cavalry Brigade".[1]

Structure[edit]

21st Armored Cavalry Brigade "Pindus"

  • HQ Company (ΙΣΤ)
  • 211th Armored Battalion (211 EMA)
  • 212th Armored Battalion (212 EMA)
  • 646 Mechanized Infantry Battalion (646 M/K ΤΠ)
  • 140 Self Propelled Artillery Battalion (140 Μ Α/K ΠΒ)
  • 21st Engineer Company (21 ΛΜΧ)
  • 21st Signal Company (21 ΛΔΒ)
  • 21st Support Battalion (21 ΕYΠ)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ενημερωτικός οδηγός νεοτοποθετημένων στελεχών στη Φρουρά Κομοτηνής (in Greek). Komotini Garrison Command. February 2010. p. 5. Retrieved 31 March 2014.