29th Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom)

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29th Armoured Brigade
11th Armoured Division (United Kingdom) Insignia.svg
Insignia of the 11th Armoured Division
Active 1940-1946
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Type Armoured
Size Brigade
Part of 11th Armoured Division
Engagements Battle of Normandy
Operation Epsom
Operation Goodwood
Operation Bluecoat
Falaise pocket
Operation Market Garden
Battle of the Bulge

The 29th Armoured Brigade was a Second World War British Army brigade.


Created in 1940 it served mainly with the 11th Armoured Division, notably in the Battle of Normandy and the campaign in Western Europe.

Component Units[edit]

The brigade commanded the following units in the Second World War:[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2nd Battalion, London Rifle Brigade was redesignated as 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade on 17 January 1941.[2]


  1. ^ Joslen 1990, p. 180
  2. ^ Bellis 1994, p. 108


  • Bellis, Malcolm A. (1994). Regiments of the British Army 1939–1945 (Armour & Infantry). London: Military Press International. ISBN 0-85420-999-9. 
  • Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (1990) [1st. Pub. HMSO:1960]. Orders of Battle, Second World War, 1939–1945. London: London Stamp Exchange. ISBN 0-948130-03-2. 

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