29th Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom)
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|29th Armoured Brigade|
Insignia of the 29th's parent organization, the 11th Armoured Division
|Part of||11th Armoured Division|
|Engagements||Battle of Normandy|
Operation Market Garden
Battle of the Bulge
Order of battle
The 29th Armoured Brigade was constituted with three tank battalions (named "regiments") and one infantry battalion during the war:
- 22nd Dragoons - from 30 December 1940 until 8 January 1941 transferred to 30th Brigade
- 24th Lancers - from 30 December 1940 until 6 February 1944 transferred to 8th Armoured Brigade
- 23rd Hussars -from 8 January 1941. Sherman tank and Sherman Firefly. Reequipped with Comet tanks at end of 1944.
- 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry -from 7 June 1941
- 3rd Royal Tank Regiment - from 6 February 1944, with Sherman and Sherman Firefly tanks. Reequipped with Comet tanks.
The brigade's motorized infantry element at formation was 2nd Battalion, London Rifle Brigade (transferred from 5th London Brigade) which in January 1941 was redesignated 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own).
- Bellis, Malcolm A. (1994). Regiments of the British Army 1939–1945 (Armour & Infantry). London: Military Press International. ISBN 0-85420-999-9.
- Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (1990) [1st. Pub. HMSO:1960]. Orders of Battle, Second World War, 1939–1945. London: London Stamp Exchange. ISBN 0-948130-03-2.
- "29 Armoured Brigade". Orders of Battle.com.
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