The History of the British 4th and 7th Armoured Brigades
"The Black Rats and Green Jerboa"
This website is dedicated to all those who served in these units and proudly wore the Black and Green Jerboa shoulder flashes, after leaving the 7th Armoured Division. It is an extension to the main 7th Armoured Division website, to provide a point of reference for those who might be interested in the history of these Brigades after they left the Desert Rats and the various regiments that served in the and the many actions they fought.
As far as I know the information is as accurate as possible, but I welcome any corrections or amendments, along with any information that may be useful to the site. As with the 7th Armoured Division website, this site does not seek to glorify war, but rather to record the history and events of what are some of the most famous organisations that served in the British Army.
The site is divided into the following areas, which may contain other several pages. The Brigade and Division Signs help identify with formations each link is associated with and there are links to the main 7th Armoured Division website, too, to avoid unnecessary duplication.
|History of the 4th Armoured Brigade|
|Engagements fought by the 4th Armoured Brigade|
|4th Armoured Brigade Organisations from 1943 to 1945|
|Regiments that served with the 4th Armoured Brigade|
|4th Armoured Brigade Artefacts and other information|
|4th Armoured Brigade Commanders|
|Army website for modern 4th Mechanized Brigade|
|History of the 7th Armoured Brigade|
|Engagements fought by the 7th Armoured Brigade|
|7th Armoured Brigade Organisations from 1942 to 1945|
|Regiments that served with the 7th Armoured Brigade|
|7th Armoured Brigade Artefacts and other information|
|7th Armoured Brigade Commanders|
|Army website for modern 7th Armoured Brigade|
|Main 7th Armoured Division (The Desert Rats) Website|
|Equipment used by the units (Main 7th Armoured Division Website)|
|Information wanted (Main 7th Armoured Division Website)|
|Links to other web sites (Main 7th Armoured Division Website)|
|Links to other web sites (This site)|
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This an extension of the 7th Armoured Division (The Desert Rats) website. It is also member of and affiliated to the Desert Rat Association.
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|Click the picture above for a short history of the events leading up to and after D-Day, 6th June 1944||Click the image above for a the history of 4th Armoured Brigade involvement on D-Day and the Battle of Normandy afterwards|
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