Motorized Brigade (Belgium)

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Medium Brigade
ActivePostwar - present
CountryBelgium Belgium
BranchLand Component
Size6,500 active personnel
500 active reserve personnel
HeadquartersLeopoldsburg
Commanders
Chief of StaffLieutenant Colonel Jacky Cabo
Reconnaissance troops from the motorised brigade during an exercise.

The Medium Brigade, formerly the 1st Mechanised Brigade, is a Brigade of the Land Component of the Belgian Armed Forces commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Francis Legein. Its headquarters is located in Leopoldsburg.

After World War II, the unit was known as the Brigade Bevrijding, 1er Groupement d'Infanterie and finally as the 1re Brigade d'Infanterie, later the 1re Brigade d'Infanterie Blindée. The brigade constists of 5 manoeuvre battalions.

Equipment: The brigade uses various motorised vehicles, including 45x pandur I, 382x VBMR griffon , 60x EBRC Jaguar and hundreds of Iveco LMV.

Structure[edit]

Motorized Brigade (Belgium) is located in Belgium
Brigade HQ
Brigade HQ
Jagers te Paard
Jagers te Paard
Artillery Btn
Artillery Btn
Carabiniers/Grenadiers Bevrijding/5 Linie
Carabiniers/Grenadiers
Bevrijding/5 Linie
Motorized Brigade (Belgium)
1/3 Lancers
1/3 Lancers
Chasseurs Ardennais
Chasseurs Ardennais
12/13 Linie
12/13 Linie
Motorized Brigade key locations

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Brigade Médiane devient la Brigade Motorisée". Belgian Defense Forces. Retrieved 24 November 2018.