3rd Mechanised Brigade (France)

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3e Brigade méchanisée
3e Brigade Mécanisée.jpg
Patch of the 3rd Mechanised Brigade
Active 1999 –
Country France
Branch French Army
Type Mechanised infantry
Size 6000 men
Part of CFAT
Garrison/HQ Clermont-Ferrand
Motto It crescendo ("Rising")

The 3rd Mechanised Brigade (French: 3e Brigade Mécanisée, 3e BM) is a mechanised unit of the French Army.

It maintains the traditions of the World War II 3rd Algerian Infantry Division which were later carried on by the 3rd Armored Division.


The brigade consists of around 5000 personnel.[1]

With 5 regiments:[1]

And 4 brigade units:[1]

  • 3e Compagnie de Commandement et de Transmissions (3e CCT) – command and signals company in Clermont-Ferrand with VAB
  • Escadron d’éclairage et d’investigation n°3 (EEI3) – brigade reconnaissance squadron in Angoulême
  • Batterie de renseignement de la brigade n°3 (BRB 3), in La Valbonne
  • Centre de formation initiale des militaires du rang (CFIM), in Angoulême


  1. ^ a b c "3e brigade mécanisée". French government. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 


  • www.defense.gouv.fr

External links[edit]

  • Official site (French)3e BM