BRIGADE ORGANISATION

 

 

During its history the 7th Armoured Brigade had several different organisation structures. Most of them are as follows, in date order, although obviously some units may have fought with the Brigade in between the dates show.

The key orders of battle shown are below, but for those prior to the Brigade leaving 7th Armoured Division in late 1941 please use the following links ; Late 1939, November 1940, May-June 1941, (Battleaxe) and November 1941 (Sidi Rezegh),

From January 1942, the key orders of battle shown are; March 1942 (Burma), April-May 1942 (Burma), India September 1942, Syria 1943, April 1944 (Italy), August 1944 (Italy) and April 1945 (Italy)

 

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Order Of Battle - Burma (March 1942). See Campaigns and engagements - 1942 for details of the engagements.

7th Armoured Brigade

7th Hussars

2nd Royal Tank Regiment

414 Battery, 104th (Essex Yeomanry) RHA

'A' Battery 95th Anti-tank Regt RA

1st Bn. Queens Own Cameron Highlanders 

7th Armoured Brigade Signals Section 

No 65 Company Royal Army Service Corps

13th Light Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps

 

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Order Of Battle - Burma (April and May 1942). See Campaigns and engagements - 1942 for details of the engagements

7th Armoured Brigade

7th Hussars

2nd Royal Tank Regiment

414 Battery, 104th (Essex Yeomanry) RHA

'A' Battery 95th Anti-tank Regt RA

1st Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment

7th Armoured Brigade Signals Section 

No 65 Company Royal Army Service Corps

13th Light Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps

 

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Order Of Battle - Iraq and Syria (September 1942 - May 1943). See Campaigns and engagements - 1943 for details of the engagements.

7th Armoured Brigade

7th Hussars

2nd Royal Tank Regiment

14th RHA

7th Armoured Brigade Signals Section 

No 65 Company Royal Army Service Corps

13th Light Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps

 

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Order Of Battle - Iraq and Syria (September 1943). See Campaigns and engagements - 1943 for details of the engagements.

7th Armoured Brigade

7th Hussars

2nd Royal Tank Regiment

6th Royal Tank Regiment

1st RHA

2nd Rifle Brigade

7th Armoured Brigade Signals Section 

No 65 Company, Royal Army Service Corps

13th Light Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps

 

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Order Of Battle - Italy (April - May 1944). See Campaigns and engagements - 1944 for details of the engagements.

7th Armoured Brigade

7th Hussars

2nd Royal Tank Regiment

6th Royal Tank Regiment

7th Armoured Brigade Workshops REME

7th Armoured Brigade Signals Section 

7th Armoured Brigade Ordnance Field Park Workshops (RAOC) 

13th Light Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps

No 65 Company, Royal Army Service Corps

 

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Order Of Battle - Italy (August 1944). See Campaigns and engagements - 1944 for details of the engagements

7th Armoured Brigade

7th Hussars

2nd Royal Tank Regiment

6th Royal Tank Regiment

8th Royal Tank Regiment

7th Armoured Brigade Workshops REME

7th Armoured Brigade Signals Section 

7th Armoured Brigade Ordnance Field Park Workshops (RAOC) 

No 2 Troop, 3rd Field Squadron, Royal Engineers

No 65 Company, Royal Army Service Corps

13th Light Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps

No 277 Forward Delivery Squadron, Royal Armoured Corps

 

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Order Of Battle - Italy (April 1945). See Campaigns and engagements - 1945 for details of the engagements

7th Armoured Brigade

2nd Royal Tank Regiment

6th Royal Tank Regiment

8th Royal Tank Regiment

7th Armoured Brigade Workshops REME

7th Armoured Brigade Signals Section 

7th Armoured Brigade Ordnance Field Park Workshops (RAOC) 

15th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery [1]

No 2 Troop, 3rd Field Squadron, Royal Engineers

No 65 Company, Royal Army Service Corps

13th Light Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps

No 277 Forward Delivery Squadron, Royal Armoured Corps

 

Notes:

[1]  Attached from 8th Army, with 25-pdr Sexton Self-Propelled Guns. May have been attached earlier from 1944.

 

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Listed Order of Battle are: March 1942 (Burma), April-May 1942 (Burma), Syria 1943, April 1944 (Italy), August 1944 (Italy) and April 1945 (Italy)

 

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