207th Pomeranskaya Red Banner order of Suvurov Motorised Rifle Division

207-я мотострелковая Померанская Краснознамённая ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 41112; from 1957: 83051

Activated 17.5.57 in Stendal, East Germany, as the 32nd Motorised Rifle Division, from the 32nd Rifle Division.

Organisation 1957:

In 1958 the 40th Motorised Rifle Regiment was transferred to the 26th Guards Tank Division, and was replaced by the 245th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment, from the same division - at the same time the 933rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment was replaced by the 75th Guards Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment.

Organisation 1960:

In 8.60 the 32nd independent Tank Battalion was activated.

In 1961 the 301st independent Missile Battalion was activated.

19.2.62 the 46th independent Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion was activated.

17.11.64 renamed 207th Motorised Rifle Division.

In 1968 the 333rd independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 333rd independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion, while the 498th independent Anti-Tank Artillery Battalion was activated.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 517th independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

In 1980 the 540th independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1131st independent Material Supply Battalion, and the independent Reactive Artillery Battery was absorbed by the Artillery Regiment.

Organisation 1980:

In 1.83 the 245th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment was replaced by the 400th Motorised Rifle Regiment.

In 9.87 the 301st independent Missile Battalion was transferred to the new 458th Missile Brigade.

Organisation 1988:

In 6.89 the 16th Guards Tank Regiment was renamed 591st Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment.

In early 1991 the 400th Motorised Rifle Regiment was transferred to Magdeburg.

10.91 renamed 6242nd Guards Weapons and Equipment Storage Base - the 33rd and 41st Motorised Rifle Regiment were transferred to the North Caucasus Military District.

1.92 taken over by Ukraine.




Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Ready Division - First Line (US terms: Category I) - manning was almost 100%.