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3rd Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 3rd Armoured Brigade, previously the 1st Heavy Armoured Brigade, was an armoured brigade of the British Army that saw service in the Second World War with the 1st Armoured Division and the 2nd Armoured Division in the North African Campaign. The brigade headquarters was disbanded on 11 January 1943.

Contents

Order of battleEdit

The 3rd Armoured Brigade:[1]

CommandersEdit

  • Brigadier Vyvyan Pope (until 20 April 1940)
  • Brigadier John Crocker (from 20 April until 21 September 1940)
  • Brigadier R. G. W. Rimington (from 21 September 1940 until 8 April 1941)
  • Lieutenant Colonel H. D. Drew (Acting, from 8 April until 2 June 1941)
  • Colonel G. M. O. Davy (Acting, from 2 June until 18 July 1941)
  • Lieutenant Colonel F. Brown (Acting, from 18 to 29 July 1941)
  • Colonel R. C. Keller (Acting, from 29 July 1941)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nafziger 1992, p. 8.

BibliographyEdit

  • Nafziger, George (1992). "Organization of British Armored Brigades; Structure and Brigade Elemental Assignments by Regiment 1939–1945" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2015.

Further readingEdit

  • Joslen, Lt-Col H. F. (1990) [1960]. Orders of Battle, Second World War, 1939–1945. London: London Stamp Exchange. ISBN 0-948130-03-2.

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