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43 Gemechaniseerde Brigade
Active July 1949 - present
Country  Netherlands
Allegiance HM The Queen
Branch Royal Netherlands Army
Type Mechanized Infantry
Size 3000 military personnel
Colors Red & Blue
Mascot(s) Bison
Engagements War in Afghanistan
Commanders
Current
commander
B.gen. Hans van der Louw

The 43 Gemechaniseerde Brigade is one of the three brigades of the Royal Netherlands Army. The others being the 13 Motorized Brigade and 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade. The brigade has armored and non-armored vehicles to its disposal. The brigade can be used for combat operations, peace keeping and ceremonial tasks.[1]

Units[edit | edit source]

The 43 mechanized Brigade is made up by the following units:

Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 97 Fennek armored reconnaissance vehicles
  • 92 CV90 infantry fighting vehicles

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The 43rd Gemechaniseerde Brigade at the Netherlands Ministry of Defence [1]

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