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Belgian Army re-organises

13th February 2017 - 11:41 GMT | by Nicholas Fiorenza in Brussels


Changes to the structure of the Belgian Army mean an increase in the strength of its Medium Brigade under the military's Strategic Vision 2020-2030.

The addition of the 12th Line Prince Leopold – 13th Line (12/13 Line) Battalion of 519 soldiers, which moved over from the Light Brigade on 27 January, will bring the Medium Brigade to more than 2,500 personnel.

The brigade's commander, BG Eric Harvent, said: 'The Medium Brigade will become a motorised brigade, grouping together the five manoeuvre battalions and other battalions specialised in combat and combat service support.'

Under the Strategic Vision plan €9.2 billion

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Nicholas Fiorenza


Nicholas Fiorenza

Nicholas Fiorenza is a Shephard contributor based in Brussels.

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