|13 Gemotorizeerde (Motorized) Brigade|
The 13 Gemotorizeerde (Motorized) Brigade is a motorized brigades of the Royal Netherlands Army. The brigade can be used for combat operations, peace keeping and ceremonial tasks.
History[edit | edit source]
The 13 motorized brigade came from the 3rd infantry brigade. The 3rd infantry brigade was part of the First Division '7 December' which was formed on 1 September 1946. In 1950 the brigade was transformed into a mechanized infantry brigade, the 13 mechanized brigade, which became part of the 4th Division and was stationed in North Germany. After the reforms of 1970 the brigade became again a part of the First Division. In the early 90's the brigade became a fully mechanized brigade. In 2013 the brigade lost its mechanized infantry fighting vehicles and was equipped with wheeled equipment.
Units[edit | edit source]
The 13 Motorized Brigade is made up by the following units:
- 13th Staff Company
- 17th Infantry Battalion "Prinses Irene Fusiliers"
- 42nd Infantry Battalion "Limburgse Jagers"
- 42nd Reconnaissance Squadron "Huzaren van Boreel"
- 41st Engineer Battalion
- 13th Maintenance Company
- 13th Medical Company
Equipment[edit | edit source]
- 97 Fennek armored reconnaissance vehicles
References[edit | edit source]
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