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9e Brigade d'Infanterie de Marine
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Active 1999 –
Country France
Branch French Army
Type Armour
Role Amphibious warfare
Size 6,154 men
Part of CFAT
Garrison/HQ Poitiers
Motto(s) Semper et Ubique ("Always and Everywhere")

The 9th Marine Infantry Brigade (French language: 9e Brigade d'Infanterie de Marine, 9e BIMa) is a light armoured, amphibious unit of the Troupes de marine of the French Army.

In July 1963, the 9e Marine Infantry Division was created in Bretagne. On 1 January 1976, the 9th Division became the 9th Marine Infantry Division (9e division d'Infanterie de Marine, 9e DIMa), attached to the land intervention force, then the Rapid Action Force from 1983. On 1 July 1999, the 9th Marine Infantry Division became the 9th Marine Light Armoured Brigade. On 1 January 2013, the unit was renamed 9th Marine Infantry Brigade (French language: 9e Brigade d'Infanterie de Marine, 9e BIMa).

CompositionEdit

  • Three support companies, assigned to the regiments:
    • 1 Compagnie de Commandement et de transmissions (headquarters and signals company): 9e CCTMa.
    • 1 Escadron d'Éclairage et d'Investigation (Reconnaissance and Intelligence company) : EEI 9/RICM, assigned to the RICM.
    • 1 Batterie de Renseignement Brigade (Intelligence battery): 9/11e BRB RAMA assigned to 11e RAMa.

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