Saturday, February 19, 2005
The 3rd Armoured Brigade
The 3rd Armoured Brigade had fought in France in 1940 as part of the 1st Armoured Division. After being transported to Egypty, the brigade fought with the 2nd Armoured Division, ending up trapped in Tobruk, when the collapse had taken place in early 1941. The brigade was converted to an Army Tank Brigade, becoming the 32nd in October 1941. The unit ceased to exist after the Gazala collapse and the subsquent surrender at Tobruk on 21 June 1942. They seem to have been equipped with Matilda's for the actions in and around Tobruk.