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25th Army Tank Brigade
Active 1939—45
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Type Armoured
Size Brigade
Engagements Tunisia Campaign, Italian Campaign

The 25th Army Tank Brigade was a British Army formation active during World War II. It served with the British First Army and the British Eighth Army during the battles in North Africa and Italy.


Churchill tanks of 25th Tank Brigade going forward to support 1st Canadian Division, Italy, 17 May 1944. This was the first deployment of Churchills in Italy

The unit was formed on 3 September 1939 as a 2nd Line Territorial Army Tank Brigade, but had very few tanks. On 28 May 1940 it was converted to the 2nd Motor Machine Gun Brigade in recognition of this lack of tanks, but reconverted back on 10 December 1940 and then to the 25th Tank Brigade on 1 June 1942.[1]

It fought in Tunisia under the British First Army and in the Italy as part of the British Eighth Army.

Commanding officers[]

  • Brig. T.D. Murray
  • Brig. R.H. Maxwell
  • Lieut.Col. D. Dawnay (acting)
  • Brig. J.N. Tetley
  • Brig. E.W.H. Clarke

Structure (1943—44)[]

See also[]

External links[]


  1. Joslen, p. 203


  • Hughes, David; Ryan, David A. and Rothwell, Steve (2002). British Tank and Armoured Brigades, 79th Armoured Division, Armoured Car Regiments, African, Malayan and other Colonial Forces. The British Armies in World War Two: An Organizational History. Four. George F. Nafziger. ISBN 1-58545-085-5. 
  • Joslen, H. F. (1990). Orders of Battle, Second World War 1939-1945 (reprint ed.). London: London Stamp Exchange. ISBN 0-948130-03-2. 

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