|13th Mechanized Brigade|
|Branch||Royal Netherlands Army|
|Brigadier General Gijs van Keulen|
The 13th Mechanized Brigade (Dutch language: 13 Gemechaniseerde Brigade, 13 Mechbrig
is a brigade of the Royal Netherlands Army. The brigade is in an reorganisation to be a Motorized Brigade. The brigade can be used for combat operations, peace keeping and ceremonial tasks.
History[edit | edit source]
The brigade was formed as the 13th Motorized Brigade, and 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 13th 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 13th Mechanized Brigade is made up by the following units:
- 13th Staff Support Company
- Base Commando
- 17th Infantry Battalion "Prinses Irene Fusiliers"
- 42nd Infantry Battalion "Limburgse Jagers"
- 42 Brigade Reconnaissance Squadron, Huzaren van Boreel
- 41st Engineer Battalion
- 13th Maintenance Company
- 13th Medical Company
Equipment[edit | edit source]
- 97 Fennek armored reconnaissance vehicles
- Boxer amoured vehicle in different types
- 88 CV9035NL Infantry Fighting Vehicles.
This CV90 replaced in 2014 till 2016 for:
References[edit | edit source]
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