8th Motorized Infantry Brigade (Greece)

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8th Motorized Infantry Brigade
8η Μηχανοποιημένη Ταξιαρχία Πεζικού (8η Μ/Π ΤΑΞ ΠΖ)
8th Infantry Division Emblem Greece.jpg
Emblem of the 8th Motorized Infantry Brigade
Active 2013 - Present
Country  Greece
Branch Hellenic Army
Type Infantry
Size 2 Regiments, 3 Battalions
Part of III Army Corps
Garrison/HQ Ioannina, Epirus
Motto(s) "NO"
OXI

The 8th Motorized Infantry Brigade (Greek: 8η Μηχανοποιημένη Ταξιαρχία Πεζικού, 8η Μ/Π ΤΑΞ ΠΖ) is a motorized infantry brigade of the Hellenic Army. Based in Ioannina, it is one of the most historic units of the Hellenic Army, tracing its ancestry to the 8th Infantry Division (Greek: VIII Μεραρχία Πεζικού).

In a wide-ranging army reorganization in 2013, the division was reduced in size and converted into a motorized infantry brigade.[1]

Organization[edit]

Divisional HQ and support units[edit]

  • HQ Company (ΛΣ)
  • 708th Engineer Battalion (708ο ΤΜΧ)

Combat elements[edit]

  • 628 Infantry Battalion (628 ΤΠ)
  • 583 Infantry Battalion (583 ΤΠ)
  • 3/40 Evzones Regiment "Koutsi" (3/40 ΣΕ Κούτσι)
  • 8th Reconnaissance Battalion (8η ΕΑΝ), based at Kalpaki, Epirus
  • 625 Recruitment Battalion (625 KEN)

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