7th Armoured Brigade (France)

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7e Brigade blindée
Active 1999 -
Country France
Branch French Army
Type Armour
Size 8000 personnel
Part of CFAT
Garrison/HQ Besançon
Motto Force et Audace ("Strength and daring")

The 7th Armoured Brigade (French: 7e Brigade blindée) is an armoured brigade of the French Army. It carries on the traditions and honours of the 7th Armoured Division.


The brigade consists of 8 regiments with a total of around 8000 personnel.[1]

4 RD and 8 RA were reportedly disbanded in September 2014.

  • 1er Régiment de Chasseurs (1er RCh) - armoured regiment in Verdun with 60 Leclerc
  • 4e Régiment de Dragons (4e RD) - armoured regiment in Carnoux-en-Provence with 60 Leclerc
  • 35e Régiment d'Infanterie (35e RI) - infantry regiment in Belfort equipped with VBCI
  • 152e Régiment d'Infanterie (152e RI) - infantry regiment in Colmar equipped with VBCI
  • 8e Régiment d'Artillerie (8e RA) - artillery regiment in Commercy with Mortier 120mm Rayé Tracté Modèle F1
  • 1er Régiment d'Artillerie (1er RA) - rocket artillery regiment in Bourogne with MLRS
  • 54e Régiment d'Artillerie (54e RA) - air-defense regiment in Belfort with Mistral
  • 19e Régiment du Génie (19e RG) - engineer regiment in Besançon
  • 7e Compagnie de Commandement et de Transmissions (7e CCT) - command and signals company in Besançon with VAB
  • Escadron d'éclairage et d'investigation de la 7e Brigade blindée (EEI 7) - brigade reconnaissance squadron at Verdun. "The eyes of the general"
  • Batterie de renseignement de brigade (BRB 7) - at Bourogne


  1. ^ "7e brigade blindée". French government. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 


  • Official site (French) - 7e BB