2nd Armoured Brigade (France)

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2e Brigade Blindée
Badge of the 2nd DB, ancestor to the 2nd BB
Active c.1970, 1999-present
Country France
Branch French Army
Type Armour
Size 6200 personnel
Part of 3rd Division
Garrison/HQ Illkirch-Graffenstaden
Motto(s) Ne me dites pas que c'est impossible ! ("Do not tell me it is impossible!")
Général Leclerc

The 2nd Armoured Brigade (French: 2e Brigade Blindée, 2e BB) is an armoured brigade of the French Army. It is heir to the honours and traditions of the 2nd Armoured Division commanded by Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque.

In 1970 the 2nd Armoured Brigade at Saint-Germain-en-Laye was part of the 8th Armoured Division, headquartered at Compiègne, alongside two mechanised brigades.[1] In 1977 the 2nd Armoured Brigade appears to have been disbanded, and the 2nd Armoured Division reformed.

The reorganisation of the French Army in 1999 transformed and downsized the 2nd Armoured Division to the 2nd Armoured Brigade.

Organization 2016[edit]

The brigade consists of 7 regiments.[2]


  1. ^ Orbat.com, French Army 1970–96. Retrieved May 2010
  2. ^ "2e brigade blindée". French government. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 


  • www.defense.gouv.fr

External links[edit]

  • Official site (in French)2e BB