21st Armoured Brigade (Greece)

The 21st Armoured Brigade "Pindus Cavalry" (Greek: XXI Τεθωρακισμένη Ταξιαρχία «Ταξιαρχία Ιππικού Πίνδος», XXI ΤΘΤ) is a tank formation of the Hellenic Army, based in Komotini, Western Thrace.

21st Armoured Brigade "Pindus Cavalry"
XXI Τεθωρακισμένη Ταξιαρχία «Ταξιαρχία Ιππικού Πίνδος»
Emblem of the 21st Armoured Brigade
Country Greece
Branch Hellenic Army
Size5 Battalions
Part of16th Mechanized Infantry Division (Greece)
Garrison/HQKomotini, Western Thrace
Motto(s)Not how many, but where
Ου πόσοι αλλά που
Ou posi alla pou



The 21st Armoured Brigade was planned in 1968, but delays in acquiring the necessary equipment meant that it began forming at Litochoro on 1 December 1970, and was moved to the Komotini-Alexandroupoli area in September 1971.[1][2] Upon the completion of its formation in 1971, the Brigade comprised the 211th and 212th Medium Tank Battalions (211 & 212 ΕΜΑ), the 21st Reconnaissance Company (21 ΙΛΑΝ), and various support companies.[1]

From 1977 on, all its sub-units have been concentrated at Komotini.[2] On 1 December 2000, it received the honorific title "Pindus Cavalry Brigade".[2]



21st Armoured Brigade "Pindus Cavalry"

  • HQ Company (ΙΣΤ)
  • 211th Medium Tank Battalion (211 ΕΜΑ)
  • 212th Medium Tank Battalion (212 ΕΜΑ)
  • 646 Mechanized Infantry Battalion (646 M/K ΤΠ)
  • 140 Self Propelled Artillery Battalion (140 Α/K ΜΠΒ)
  • 21st Engineer Company (21 ΛΜΧ)
  • 21st Signal Company (21 ΛΔΒ)
  • 21st Support Battalion (21 ΕΥΠ)


  1. ^ a b Hellenic Army General Staff, Training Directorate/3a (March 1995). Ιστορία Ιππικού - Τεθωρακισμένων [History of the Cavalry–Armour]. Athens: Hellenic Army Printing Office. p. 77.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b c Ενημερωτικός οδηγός νεοτοποθετημένων στελεχών στη Φρουρά Κομοτηνής (PDF) (in Greek). Komotini Garrison Command. February 2010. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2014.