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.

Organization[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • www.defense.gouv.fr

External links[edit]

  • Official site (French)3e BM