2nd Mechanized Infantry Division (Greece)

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II Mechanized Infantry Division
II Μηχανοκίνητη Μεραρχία Πεζικού
2nd Mechanized Division Emblem Greece.jpg
Emblem of the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Division
Active 1897–1941, 1945–today
Country Greece
Branch Hellenic Army
Type Mechanized infantry
Size 2 Brigades
Part of II Army Corps
Garrison/HQ Edessa, Macedonia
Motto "Even if only one stays alive."
(Εστ' αν και εις περιη)
Engagements Balkan Wars, Allied Intervention in Southern Russia, Asia Minor Campaign, Greco-Italian War, Greek Civil War

The 2nd Mechanized Infantry Division is a division of the Hellenic Army. It was founded in 1897 as the 2nd Division (Β' Μεραρχία, later ΙΙ Μεραρχία), based at Athens.

In 1998, the division was directly subordinate to the II Army Corps. It comprised the 33rd and 34th Brigades, both mechanised. Both were equipped with M-113s and Leopard MBTs.[1] In 2014 the 24th Armored Brigade was transferred to the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Division, which in its current form with three brigades is the strategic reserve of the Hellenic Army.[2]

Structure[edit]

Locations of 2nd Mechanized Infantry Division units
Structure II Mechanized Infantry Division

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'ARRC Assigned Forces,' NATO's Sixteen Nations, Special Issue 1998, p.6
  2. ^ http://www.defence-point.gr/news/?p=74312