117th Guards Berdichevskaya order of Bogdan Khmelnitskiy Training Tank Division

117-я гвардейская учебная танковая Бердичевская ордена Богдана Хмельницкого дивизия

Military Unit: 61211

Activated 4.6.57 in Berdichev, Zhitomir Oblast, as the 41st Guards Tank Division, from the 32nd Guards Mechanised Division.

In 1960 the 76th independent Tank Training Battalion was disbanded.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 the 685th independent Missile Battalion and the 437th independent Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion was activated.

11.1.65 renamed 117th Guards Tank Division.

In 1968 the 129th independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 129th independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

1.11.68 renamed 117th Guards Training Tank Division.

Organisation 1970:

Organisation 1980:

1.9.87 renamed 119th Guards District Training Center.

Organisation 1988:

3.1.92 taken over by Ukraine.



Equipment 12.85:

Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

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