1/3rd Lancers Battalion

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1st/3rd Lancers Battalion
Tournai Musée d'Armes 1101.jpg
Uniform of the 3rd Lancers, c. 1883–1914
Active12 September 2003
CountryBelgium Belgium
BranchLand Component
TypeInfantry
Rolemotorized infantry
Part ofMotorized Brigade
Garrison/HQMarche-en-Famenne
Motto(s)Vailant de ie burch (Valiant of the Burch)
Mascot(s)Tiger
Commanders
Current
commander
Lieutenant Colonel Dourte

The 1st/3rd Lancers Battalion (French: 1/3 Bataillon de Lanciers) is a Infantry battalion in the Land Component of the Belgian armed forces. It is an amalgamation of the former 1st Lancers Regiment and the 3rd Lancers Regiment which has been re-rolled in to an Infantry battalion but maintains Cavalry customs and traditions . The battalion is a motorized infantry unit of the Motorized Brigade. The amalgamated unit served in Kosovo.


Organisation[edit]

The 1st/3rd Lancers Battalion comprises:

  • HQ staff
  • A (Red) Squadron
  • B (Black) Squadron
  • C (Blue) Squadron
  • service (Yellow) Squadron