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A '''Brigade''' is a Formation based (typically) on 4 [[Battlegroup]]s with additional [[Combat Support]] and [[Combat Service Support]] units as part of the grouping.   
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A '''Brigade''' is a Formation based (typically) on 4 [[Battlegroup]]s with additional [[Combat Support]] and [[Combat Service Support]] units as part of the grouping.  Contains 5,000 - 10,000 troops.
  
 
The exact composition varies between Brigades - an Armoured Brigade ([[7 Armd Bde]] and [[20 Armd Bde]]) is known as a 'square' Brigade, as each contains 4 [[Battlegroup]]s, each of 2 [[Armour|Armoured]] [[Squadron|Squadrons]] equipped with [[Challenger 2]], and 2 [[Armour|Armoured]] [[Infantry]] [[Company|Companies]] equipped with [[Warrior]].  A [[Mechanisation|Mechanised]] Brigade will typically have 2 [[Mechanisation|Mechanised]] [[Battlegroup]]s composed of a mixture of [[Challenger 2]], [[FV432]], and so forth, with an additional [[Armour|Armoured]] [[Battlegroup]] completing the line up.
 
The exact composition varies between Brigades - an Armoured Brigade ([[7 Armd Bde]] and [[20 Armd Bde]]) is known as a 'square' Brigade, as each contains 4 [[Battlegroup]]s, each of 2 [[Armour|Armoured]] [[Squadron|Squadrons]] equipped with [[Challenger 2]], and 2 [[Armour|Armoured]] [[Infantry]] [[Company|Companies]] equipped with [[Warrior]].  A [[Mechanisation|Mechanised]] Brigade will typically have 2 [[Mechanisation|Mechanised]] [[Battlegroup]]s composed of a mixture of [[Challenger 2]], [[FV432]], and so forth, with an additional [[Armour|Armoured]] [[Battlegroup]] completing the line up.

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A Brigade is a Formation based (typically) on 4 Battlegroups with additional Combat Support and Combat Service Support units as part of the grouping. Contains 5,000 - 10,000 troops.

The exact composition varies between Brigades - an Armoured Brigade (7 Armd Bde and 20 Armd Bde) is known as a 'square' Brigade, as each contains 4 Battlegroups, each of 2 Armoured Squadrons equipped with Challenger 2, and 2 Armoured Infantry Companies equipped with Warrior. A Mechanised Brigade will typically have 2 Mechanised Battlegroups composed of a mixture of Challenger 2, FV432, and so forth, with an additional Armoured Battlegroup completing the line up.


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