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3e Brigade méchanisée
3e Brigade Mécanisée.jpg
Patch of the 3rd Mechanised Brigade
Active 1999 –
Country France
Branch French Army
Type Mechanised infantry
Size 6000 men
Part of CFAT
Garrison/HQ Clermont-Ferrand
Motto(s) It crescendo ("Rising")

The 3rd Mechanised Brigade (French language: 3e Brigade Mécanisée, 3e BM) is a mechanised unit of the French Army.

It maintains the traditions of the World War II 3rd Algerian Infantry Division which were later carried on by the 3rd Armored Division.


The brigade consists of around 5000 personnel.[1]

With 5 regiments:[1]

  • 1er Régiment d'Infanterie de Marine (1er RIMa) – marine light armour regiment in Angoulême with AMX 10 RC and ERC 90
  • 92e Régiment d'Infanterie (92e RI) – infantry regiment in Clermont-Ferrand with VBCI
  • 126e Régiment d'Infanterie (126e RI) – infantry regiment in Brive-la-Gaillarde with VAB
  • 68e Régiment d'Artillerie d'Afrique (68e RAA) – artillery regiment in Valbonne with 12x CAESAR – self-propelled howitzers and 16x 120mm RTF1 mortars
  • 31e Régiment du Génie (31e RG) – engineer regiment in Castelsarrasin

And 4 brigade units:[1]

  • 3e Compagnie de Commandement et de Transmissions (3e CCT) – command and signals company in Clermont-Ferrand with VAB
  • Escadron d’éclairage et d’investigation n°3 (EEI3) – brigade reconnaissance squadron in Angoulême
  • Batterie de renseignement de la brigade n°3 (BRB 3), in La Valbonne
  • Centre de formation initiale des militaires du rang (CFIM), in Angoulême




External links

  • Official site (French)3e BM

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