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 Motorized infantry
Size 5 Battalions
Part of III Army Corps
Garrison/HQ Ioannina, Epirus
Motto(s) "NO"
OXI
Anniversaries 28 October 1940
Engagements

Battle of Elaia–Kalamas

Greco-Italian War

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 VIII Μ/Π ΤΑΞ ΠΖ) based at Ioannina.
  • 708th Engineer Battalion (708ο ΤΜΧ)
  • 708th Engineer Battalion (708ο ΤΥΠ)

Combat elements[edit]

  • 8th Reconnaissance Squadron (8η ΕΑΝ), located in Kalpaki.
  • 628th Mechanized Infantry Battalion (628 M/Κ ΤΠ) based at Filiates.
  • 583rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion (583 M/Κ ΤΠ) based at Konitsa.
  • 625th Mechanized Infantry Battalion Recruit Training Center-Special Training Center (625 Μ/Π ΤΠ KEN-ΕΚΕ) located at Ioannina.

References and links[edit]

  1. ^ Ε.Σ. και Νέα Δομή Δυνάμεων: Ο «Μεγάλος Ασθενής» αναζητά θεραπεία. e-amyna.gr (in Greek). 23 June 2014. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014.