50th Guards Donetskaya twice Red Banner orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov Motorised Rifle Division

50-я гвардейская мотострелковая Донецкая дважды Краснознамённая орденов Суворова и Кутузова дивизия

Military Unit: 22156

Activated 20.5.57 in Brest, Brest Oblast, from the 50th Guards Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

25.5.62 the 951st independent Missile Battalion was activated.

29.5.62 the 83rd independent Tank Company was activated.

In 1968 the 56th independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 56th independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

15.11.72 re-organised:

1.6.73 the 22nd independent Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion was activated.

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 490th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

1.12.86 the 100th independent Chemical Defence Company was activated, and the 1066th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment was renamed 1066th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment.

Organisation 1988:

1.9.88 the 951st independent Missile Battalion was disbanded, and was absorbed by the 465th Missile Brigade.

1.92 taken over by Belarus.



Equipment 12.85:

Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - Low-Strength Cadre (US terms: Cathegory III).