29th Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom)

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29th Armoured Brigade
11th Armoured Division (United Kingdom) Insignia.svg
Insignia of the 29th's parent organization, the 11th Armoured Division
Active1940-1946
Country United Kingdom
BranchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
TypeArmoured
SizeBrigade
Part of11th Armoured Division
EngagementsBattle of Normandy
Operation Epsom
Operation Goodwood
Operation Bluecoat
Falaise pocket
Operation Market Garden
Battle of the Bulge

The 29th Armoured Brigade was a Second World War British Army brigade equipped with tanks that formed the armoured component of the 11th Armoured Division.

History[edit]

Created in 1940 it served mainly with the 11th Armoured Division, notably in the Battle of Normandy and the campaign in Western Europe.

Order of battle[edit]

The 29th Armoured Brigade was constituted with three tank battalions (named "regiments") and one infantry battalion during the war:[1]

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).[2]

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Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joslen 1990, p. 180
  2. ^ Bellis 1994, p. 108

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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.

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