|In 8/1941 - 12/1941 it defended Tobruk, along with the 9th
Australian Division, later: 70th British Division. After freeing Tobruk,
in 15-16 December 1941 the Brigade fought at Ghazala with a great success.
Until February 1942, the Brigade occupied Cyrenaica, then it was moved back
to Ghazala and involved in a patrols' warfare, keeping the defensive position
with the Free French and the 1st South-African Division. In March 1942 it
was withdrawn to the rear.
In July-October 1942 the Carpathian Uhlan Regiment (Brigade's reconnaissance
unit) was protecting a dam on the Nile, in case of a German breakthrough,
and was patrolling without combat engagement. Also, before Tobruk, in 6
- 7/1941 the Brigade was keeping defence positions in Egypt (Mersa Matruh,
Baggush), without combat engagement.
Due to delaying of the operation "Crusader", the Carpathian
Brigade troops set the "record" of staying in the hardest sector
of Tobruk defence, Medaur Hill, against the German positions, without being
withdrawn from their outposts for 10 weeks (a practice was 4 weeks).