254th Indian Tank Brigade

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254 Indian Tank Brigade
Active 1941–1945
Country British India
Allegiance British Crown
Branch British Indian Army
Type Armoured
Size Brigade
Equipment Stuart tank
M3 Lee tank
M4 Sherman tank
Engagements Battle of Kohima
Battle of Imphal
Battle of Meiktila and Mandalay
Battle of Kyaukmaung Bridgehead
Operation Dracula
Battle honours Burma 1944–1945

The 254th Indian Tank Brigade was an armoured brigade of the Indian Army during World War II, it was part of the Fourteenth Army and saw action in the Burma Campaign. 254th Tank Brigade's tactical sign was a symbol that looks like black railway tracks disappearing into the distance, on a yellow triangle. The Brigade fought with the 5th Indian Division and the 7th Indian Infantry Divisions in Burma and was involved in the Battles at Imphal, Kohima, Kyaumaung Bridgehead, Meiktila, and the Rangoon Road.[1]

Formation[edit]

Commanders[edit]

  • Brigadier WT Gill 10 Sep 1942 – 17 Nov 1942
  • Brigadier RL Scoones 17 Nov 1943 – 15 Mar 1945 [3]
Lee tank and Gurkhas advance at Imphal

References[edit]

  1. ^ M3 Lee/Grant Medium Tank 1941-45 By Steven J. Zaloga, Hugh Johnson
  2. ^ "fireandfury". 
  3. ^ "ordersofbattle". 

Further reading[edit]

  • Moreman, Tim. (2005). The Jungle, the Japanese and the British Commonwealth Armies at War, 1941–45. Routeledge. ISBN 978-0-7146-4970-2.