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2nd Armoured Brigade
Active Second World War
Country Great Britain
Branch British Army
Type Armoured
Engagements Battle of France
Battle of El Alamein
Battle of Gazala
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Raymond Briggs

The 2nd Armoured Brigade was a regular British Army unit during the Second World War, originally titled 2nd Light Armoured Brigade.

History[edit | edit source]

The 2nd Armoured Brigade was part of the 1st Armoured Division when it was sent as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France in 1940. It was evacuated from Brest without its heavy equipment.[1]

After being reformed it was sent in November 1941 to North Africa where it served with the 7th Armoured Division at Gazala, El Alamein and with the 1st Armoured Division in Tunisia and Italy.

Commanders[edit | edit source]

Component Units during the Second World War[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Bright p. 23

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Bright, Joan, ed (1951). The Ninth Queen's Royal Lancers 1936–1945. Aldershot: Gale & Polden. 

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