27th Guards Omsk-Novoburgskaya Red Banner order of Bogdan Khmelnitskiy Motorised Rifle Division

27-я гвардейская мотострелковая Омско-Новобугская Краснознамённая ордена Богдана Хмельницкого дивизия

Military Unit: 35100

Activated 17.5.57 in Halle, East Germany, as the 21st Guards Motorised Rifle Division, from the 21st Guards Mechanised Division.

Organisation 1960:

In 1961 the 329th independent Missile Battalion was activated.

19.2.62 the 44th independent Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion was activated.

In 5.62 the 31st independent Tank Battalion was activated.

17.11.64 renamed 27th Guards Motorised Rifle Division.

3.67 awarded with the name "Omsk"

In 1968 the 29th independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 29th independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion, while the 488th independent Anti-Tank Artillery Battalion was activated.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 367th independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

In 1980 the 732nd independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1126th independent Material Supply Battalion, and the 54th independent Reactive Artillery Battery was absorbed by the Artillery Regiment.

31.3.80 the 1076th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment was transferred to the 6th Guards Tank Division, and was replaced by the 286th Guards Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment, from the same division.

Organisation 1980:

In 5.83 the 30th independent Helicopter Detachment was renamed 327th independent Helicopter Squadron.

In 1986 the 244th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment relocated to Schlotheim - probably at the same time the 5th independent Reconnaissance Battalion relocated to Mühlhausen.

In 1986 the 329th independent Missile Battalion was transferred to the new 449th Missile Brigade.

25.11.86 the 31st independent Tank Battalion was disbanded.

Organisation 1988:

1.2.89 the 327th independent Helicopter Squadron was used to activate the 486th independent Helicopter Regiment.

Re-organised in 5.91 to 8.91 period and united with the 213th Motorised Rifle Division:

7.92 to 6.96 various parts of the division were deployed to Moldovia for peacekeeping operations.

In 12.97 the 589th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment was replaced by the 81st Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment.

Organisation 2000:

1.6.2009 renamed 21st Guards Motorised Rifle Brigade.




Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Equipment 1.1.2000 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

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