1st Tank Brigade (Ukraine)

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1st Severia Tank Brigade
Ukrainian: 1-ша окрема танкова бригада
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1st Tank Brigade shoulder sleeve patch
Active12 December 1942 – present
Country Soviet Union
(1942–1991)
 Ukraine
(1991–present)
BranchGround Forces
TypeArmoured Forces
RoleArmoured
SizeBrigade
Part ofOperational Command North
Garrison/HQHoncharivske[1]
MUN А1815
Mascot(s)Wolf
EquipmentT-64[2]
56 T-64BM "Bulat"[3]
EngagementsWorld War II
War in Donbass
DecorationsOrder of the Red Banner Order of the Red Banner (removed)
Order of Kutuzov 2nd Class Order of Kutuzov (removed)
Order of Khmelnitsky 2nd Class (USSR) Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky (removed)
Order of Alexander Nevsky Order of Alexander Nevsky (removed)
Order of the Red Star Order of the Red Star (removed)
Battle honoursGuards (removed)
Novgorod (removed)
Siverska[4]
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Ihor Shpak[5]

The 1st Severia Tank Brigade (Ukrainian: 1-ша окрема танкова бригада) is a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces. The Brigade is located in Honcharivske.

History[edit]

The Brigade was formed from the 292nd Guards Armored Novohrad Orders of the Red Banner, Kutuzov, Bogdan Khmelnitsky, Alexander Nevsky and Red Star Regiment of the 72nd Mechanized Division and 280th Armored Regiment of the 25th Mechanized Division.

On 18 November 2015 the Soviet decorations of brigade's full name (1st Separate Guards Tank Novohrad Orders of the Red Banner, Kutuzov, Bogdan Khmelnitsky, Alexander Nevsky and Red Star Brigade, (Ukrainian: 1-а окрема гвардійська танкова Новгородська орденів Червоного Прапора, Кутузова, Богдана Хмельницького, Олександра Невського і Червоної Зірки бригада)[6] were removed, leaving the full name of 1st Guards Tank Brigade (Ukrainian: 1-ша окрема гвардійська танкова бригада).[7] On 22 August 2016, its Guards title was also removed.[8] It was granted the Siverska honorific on 24 August 2017.

Current structure[edit]

As of 2017 the brigade's structure is as follows:

  • 1st Tank Brigade, Honcharivske
    • Headquarters & Headquarters Company
    • 1st Tank Battalion
    • 2nd Tank Battalion
    • 3rd Tank Battalion
    • 4th Mechanized Battalion "Chernihiv-2"
    • Brigade Artillery Group
      • Headquarters & Target Acquisition Battery
      • Self-propelled Artillery Battalion (2S3 Akatsiya)
      • Self-propelled Artillery Battalion (2S1 Gvozdika)
      • Rocket Artillery Battalion (BM-21 Grad)
    • Anti-Aircraft Missile Artillery Battalion
    • Engineer Battalion
    • Maintenance Battalion
    • Logistic Battalion
    • Reconnaissance Company
    • Sniper Company
    • Electronic Warfare Company
    • Signal Company
    • Radar Company
    • CBRN-defense Company
    • Medical Company

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Напередодні Дня танкіста працівники заводу імені Малишева зробили воїнам-танкістам подарунок - 10 модернізованих танків Т-64БМ "Булат" вже прибули до Чернігова і днями будуть доставлені в 1-у окрему Гвардійську танкову бригаду у Гончарівському" [On the eve of the Day of Tankers Workers of the Factory named for Malyshev gave soldiers a gift - 10 modernized T-64BM "Bulat" have arrived in Chernihiv and on the day will be delivered to 1st Separate Guards Tank Brigade in Goncharivske]. Press Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. 7 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2012-02-11. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Міністр оборони Анатолій Гриценко під час робочої поїздки на Чернігівщину особисто перевірив готовність офіцерів 1-ї окремої Гвардійської танкової бригади Сухопутних військ ЗС України до початку нового навчального року" [Defense Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko during his visit to Chernihiv personally checked the readiness of officers of the 1st Separate Guards Tank Brigade Army Forces of Ukraine for the new year] (in Ukrainian). Press Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. 30 November 2006. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Міністерство оборони України підписало контракт з Державним підприємством "Завод ім. Малишева" на модернізацію 29-ти вітчизняних танків Т-64 до виду БМ "Булат"" [Ukraine's Defense Ministry signed a contract with the State Enterprise "Plant. Malyshev "for modernization of 29 domestic T-64 to model BM" Bulat "] (in Ukrainian). Press Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. 30 April 2009. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  4. ^ "УКАЗ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА УКРАЇНИ №234/2017 — Офіційне інтернет-представництво Президента України". Офіційне інтернет-представництво Президента України (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  5. ^ "Українські військові ознайомляться з навчально-матеріальною базою та методичними матеріалами з організації і проведення бойової підготовки танкових підрозділів збройних сил Іспанії" [Ukrainian military to visit Armed Forces of Spain] (in Ukrainian). Press Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. 18 December 2007. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  6. ^ "УКАЗ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА УКРАЇНИ № 569/2006" [Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 569/2006] (in Ukrainian). Press Center of the President of Ukraine. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  7. ^ Ukrainian President decree №646/2015
  8. ^ "УКАЗ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА УКРАЇНИ №344/2016" [Ukaz of the President of Ukraine No. 344/2016] (in Ukrainian). President of Ukraine. 22 August 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Гвардійська окрема танкова бригада Північного оперативного командування Сухопутних військ Збройних Сил України відзначає ювілей - 60-ти річчя з дня створення" [Separate Guards Tank Brigade of the Northern Operational Command of the Land Forces of Ukraine celebrates anniversary - 60 years since formation] (in Ukrainian). Press Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. 12 December 2002. Archived from the original on 2012-02-11. Retrieved 31 August 2016.