8th Motorized Infantry Brigade (Greece)

The 8th Motorized Infantry Brigade (Greek: 8η Μηχανοποιημένη Ταξιαρχία Πεζικού, 8η Μ/Π ΤΑΞ ΠΖ) is a motorized infantry brigade of the Hellenic Army. Based in Ioannina, it is one of the most historic units of the Hellenic Army, tracing its ancestry to the 8th Infantry Division (Greek: VIII Μεραρχία Πεζικού).

8th Motorized Infantry Brigade
8η Μηχανοποιημένη Ταξιαρχία Πεζικού (8η Μ/Π ΤΑΞ ΠΖ)
Active2013 - Present
Country Greece
BranchHellenic Army
TypeMotorized infantry
Size5 Battalions
Part ofIII Army Corps
Garrison/HQIoannina, Epirus
Motto(s)"NO"
OXI
Anniversaries28 October 1940
EngagementsBattle of Elaia–Kalamas Greco-Italian War

In a wide-ranging army reorganization in 2013, the division was reduced in size and converted into a motorized infantry brigade.[1]

OrganizationEdit

Divisional HQ and support unitsEdit

  • HQ Company (ΛΣ VIII Μ/Π ΤΑΞ ΠΖ) based at Ioannina.
  • 708th Engineer Battalion (708ο ΤΜΧ)
  • 708th Logistic Battalion (708ο ΤΥΠ)

Combat elementsEdit

  • 8th Reconnaissance Squadron (8η ΕΑΝ), located in Kalpaki.
  • 628th Mechanized Infantry Battalion (628 M/Κ ΤΠ) based at Filiates.
  • 583rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion (583 M/Κ ΤΠ) based at Konitsa.
  • 625th Mechanized Infantry Battalion Recruit Training Center-Special Training Center (625 Μ/Π ΤΠ KEN-ΕΚΕ) located at Ioannina.

References and linksEdit

  1. ^ Ε.Σ. και Νέα Δομή Δυνάμεων: Ο «Μεγάλος Ασθενής» αναζητά θεραπεία. e-amyna.gr (in Greek). 23 June 2014. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014.