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The 32nd Indian Armoured Division was an armoured division of the Indian Army during World War II. It was formed in April 1941, as the 2nd Armoured Division, renamed the 33rd in December. It never saw any combat and was broken up to form the 44th Airborne Division in 1943.[1]

Formation

254th Indian Tank Brigade

255th Indian Tank Brigade

73rd Indian Infantry Brigade

The brigade was formed in July 1942, at Poona in India. The brigade was supposed to be the Infantry brigade component of the 32nd Indian Armoured Division, but was disbanded in April 1943, when the armoured division was disbanded.[2]

Divisional troops

  • 7th Anti Tank Regiment, Indian Artillery
  • 123rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • 33rd Field Squadron, Indian Engineers (IE)
  • 36th Field Squadron, IE
  • 40th Field Park Squadron, IE [4]

References

  1. The Indian Army 1914-1947 By Ian Sumner, p.25
  2. "73Brigade". Order of Battle. http://www.ordersofbattle.com/UnitData.aspx?UniX=6170&Tab=Sup. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  3. "73 Infantry Brigade Subordanates". Order of Battle. http://www.ordersofbattle.com/UnitData.aspx?UniX=6170&Tab=Sub. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  4. "32 Indian Armoured Division". Order of Battle. http://www.ordersofbattle.com/UnitData.aspx?UniX=6135&Tab=Sub. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 

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