254th Cherkasskaya order of Lenin Red Banner orders of Suvorov, Kutuzov and Bogdan Khmelnitskiy Motorised Rifle Division

254-я мотострелковая Черкасская ордена Ленина Краснознаменная орденов Суворова, Кутузова и Богдана Хмельницкого дивизия

Military Unit: 37795

Activated 20.4.57 in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, as the 27th Motorised Rifle Division, from the 27th Mechanised Division.

Organisation 1960:

In 1961 the 338th independent Missile Battalion was activated.

19.2.62 the 72nd independent Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion was activated

In 5.62 the 27th independent Tank Battalion was activated.

11.1.65 renamed 254th Motorised Rifle Division.

In 1968 the 421st independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 421st independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion, while the 446th independent Anti-Tank Artillery Battalion was activated.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 16th independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

In 1980 the 337th independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1120th independent Material Supply Battalion, and the independent Guards Reactive Artillery Battery was absorbed by the Artillery Regiment.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

In 12.89 the 96th Motorised Rifle Regiment was replaced by the 5th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment.

In 1.90 absorbed the 36th Motorised Rifle Division, and the 1092nd Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment was replaced by the 1215th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment, while the 27th independent Tank Battalion was disbanded.

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%.