29th Guards Vitebskaya order of Lenin Red Banner Missile Division
29-я гвардейская ракетная Витебская ордена Ленина Краснознаменная дивизия
Military Unit: 77992; from 1960: 42341; from 12.85: 59968
Activated 2.52 in Kapustin Yar, Astrakhan Oblast, as the 54th Brigade for Special Use RVGK - formation complete 5.52.
3.53 renamed 85th Engineer Brigade RVGK.
1.59 transferred to Taurage, Lithuanian SSR.
1.7.60 renamed the 29th Guards Missile Division.
Honours and rewards were taken over from the disbanded 51st Guards Motorized Rifle Division.
1.9.61 relocated to Shaulyay, Lithuanian SSR.
29.9.62 the 637th Guards Missile Regiment was transferred to the 58th Missile Division.
115th Missile Regiment stood down 1.5.66, and was later relocated to Pervomaisk, Luhansk Oblast (46th Missile Division).
79th Guards Missile Regiment stood down 15.3.78, and was transferred to Yurya, Kirov Oblast (8th Missile Division).
The 307th Missile Regiment stood down 24.5.82, followed by the 867th Guards Missile Regiment 7.6.82.
The last regiment, 344th Guards Missile Regiment, stood down 1.3.83.
In 12.85 the division was transferred to Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, and was to have controlled 5 regiments with RSD-10 Pioner (SS-20) missiles. This never took place due to the INF treaty, and instead the first RT-2PM (SS-25) regiment became operational 27.5.88.
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Divisional coordinates (Irkutsk):