2nd Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom)

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2nd Light Armoured Brigade
2nd Armoured Brigade
Active 1939-1945
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Armoured
Size Brigade
Engagements Battle of France
Battle of El Alamein
Battle of Gazala
Raymond Briggs

The 2nd Armoured Brigade was an armoured brigade of the British Army, part of the pre-war Regular Army, during the Second World War, originally titled 2nd Light Armoured Brigade.


The 2nd Armoured Brigade was part of the 1st Armoured Division when it was sent as part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) to France in 1940. It was evacuated from Brest without its heavy equipment.[1]

Sherman tanks of 'C' Squadron, 9th Queen's Royal Lancers, 5 November 1942.

After being reformed it was sent in November 1941 to North Africa where it served with the 7th Armoured Division at Gazala, El Alamein and with the 1st Armoured Division in the Tunisia Campaign and Italian Campaign.


Component Units during the Second World War[edit]


  1. ^ Bright p. 23

See also[edit]


  • Bright, Joan, ed. (1951). The Ninth Queen's Royal Lancers 1936–1945. Aldershot: Gale & Polden. 

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