| July 1949–present|
Royal Netherlands Army
Red & Blue
| 3500 personnel, including 1000 reservists|
43 Mechanized Brigade (Dutch: 43 Gemechaniseerde Brigade) is one of the three brigades of the Royal Netherlands Army. The others being the 13th Motorized Brigade and 11th Airmobile Brigade. The brigade has armored and non-armored vehicles to its disposal. The brigade can be used for combat operations, peacekeeping and ceremonial tasks.
On 17 March 2016, the 43rd Mechanized Brigade was integrated into the German 1st Panzer Division. At the same time, the German 414 tank battalion became one of the units in 43 Mechanized Brigade. In this battalion one of the four companies is manned by Dutch personnel with 16 German Leopard 2A6 tanks.
The Brigades Headquarters as well as most of the units are located at the Johannes Post Barracks in Havelte, in the province Drenthe.
43rd Mechanized Brigade (Netherlands) Wikipedia
The 43 Mechanized Brigade is made up of the following units: 43rd Mechanized Brigade (43 Gemechaniseerde Brigade) in Havelte
43rd Staff Company in Havelte
414th Panzer Battalion, in Bergen (Mixed German/Dutch unit)
44th Armoured Infantry Battalion, Regiment Infanterie Johan Willem Friso in Havelte
45th Armoured Infantry Battalion, Regiment Infanterie Oranje Gelderland in Havelte
10th National Reserve Battalion with six companies in Assen, Wezep, Schaarsbergen, Stroe and Enschede
11th Armoured Engineer Battalion in Wezep
43 Brigade Reconnaissance Squadron, Huzaren van Boreel in Havelte
43rd Maintenance Company in Havelte
43rd Medical Company in Havelte
97 Fennek armored reconnaissance vehicles
92 CV90 infantry fighting vehicles
48 Leopard 2A7main battle tanks
6 Fuchs CBRN reconnaissance vehicles