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21st Panzer Brigade (Bundeswehr)
Panzerbrigade 21 (Bundeswehr)
Formation sign
Country Flag of Germany.png Germany
Branch Bundeswehr Logo Heer with lettering German Army
Allegiance Bundeswehr
Service history
Active 15 August 1957–present
Size ca. 4,100 men[1][2]
Part of 1. Panzerdivision (Bundeswehr) 1st Armoured Division
Motto Für den Kampf bereit,
um Frieden zu schaffen[3]
Commanders
Commanders BrigGen Dirk Backen[4]
Insignia

The 21st (Lipperland) Armoured Brigade (German language:Panzerbrigade 21 "Lipperland", abbreviated to: PzBrig 21) is a brigade in the German Army and part of the Bundeswehr. The brigade staff and most of its units are housed in Generalfeldmarschall Rommel Barracks in Augustdorf, North Rhine-Westphalia. Several companies are based in Glückauf Barracks in Unna-Königsborn.

The roughly 4,100[1][2] strong brigade is one of the Army's reaction forces and, like Panzerlehrbrigade 9, is subordinate to the 1st Armoured Division whose headquarters is in Hanover.

21st Armoured Brigade was formed in 1957 as Combat Group (Panzerkampfgruppe) C3 in the 3rd Armoured Division and, from 1959 to 2006, was assigned to the 7th "Westphalian" Armoured Division. The Brigade carries the nickname "Lipperland" because it is stationed in the Lippe area.

OrganisationEdit

The brigade currently comprises the following units.[5]

  • 21 Armoured Brigade HQ Company
  • Infantry Battalion 212 (at Augustdorf)
  • Tank Battalion 203 (at Augustdorf)
  • Armoured Artillery Battalion 215 (at Augustdorf)
  • Logistics Battalion 7 (at Unna)
  • Armoured Engineer Company 200 (at Augustdorf)
  • Reconnaissance Company 210 (at Augustdorf)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Redaktion Heer (2010-12-16). "Geschichte" (in German). Bundesministerium der Verteidigung, der Leiter des Presse- und Informationsstabs. http://www.deutschesheer.de/portal/a/1div/!ut/p/c4/DcJLDoAgDAXAs3iBNrh05y3UjeHzAo2kGmjw-poZPvinfkj2Jrf6yhvvUZbwUgHa6ZIMSgLt1g21Qik0ybOjjB6LxGLg51qnD-G4b5Q!/. Retrieved 2011-06-02.  siehe Zeile „2007“: „ Ein [...] Großverband mit ca. 4100 Soldatinnen und Soldaten ...“
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Detmold. Trauerfeier für getöteten Soldaten in Detmold" (in German). Neue Westfälische. 2011-06-10. http://www.deutschesheer.de/portal/a/1div/!ut/p/c4/DcJLDoAgDAXAs3iBNrh05y3UjeHzAo2kGmjw-poZPvinfkj2Jrf6yhvvUZbwUgHa6ZIMSgLt1g21Qik0ybOjjB6LxGLg51qnD-G4b5Q!/. Retrieved 2011-06-11.  „ Derzeit sind rund 1.100 der 4.200 Soldaten der Panzerbrigade 21 in Afghanistan im Einsatz“
  3. Lippische Landes-Zeitung, ed. (in German), [Digitalisat bei Kulturinitiative Detmold/ www.hiergeblieben.de Ein Kommandeur spricht Klartext. Neujahrsempfang: Panzerbrigade 21 ändert ihren Leitspruch], Digitalisat bei Kulturinitiative Detmold/ www.hiergeblieben.de, retrieved 2011-06-02 
  4. Redaktion Heer (2010-12-16). "Vita Kommandeur" (in German). Bundesministerium der Verteidigung, der Leiter des Presse- und Informationsstab des Bundesministeriums der Verteidigung. http://www.deutschesheer.de/portal/a/1div/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP3I5EyrpHK9jNTUonjDlMwyvZTM1LzikuKS1Jyc1Dy9pKLMdCNDvbLMksTs_Fz9gmxHRQBlDPGA/HRQBlDPGA. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  5. "Gliederung". Heer. http://www.deutschesheer.de/portal/a/1div/!ut/p/c4/DcJBDkAwEAXQs7jATGpp5xbYSKuT8WMypC2uT97jhX8eH2hsOD0aTzxvGNJLu0hZQ8ZDGeK11SZm4pQKtA-kBslSble-jrH7ALdAGZk!/. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 

SourcesEdit

  • Standortältester Augustdorf, ed. (2000) (in German), Broschüre Standort Augustdorf
Im Herzen des Lipperlandes, Augustdorf: WEKA, pp. 58 

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