30th Guards Irkutsko-Pinskaya, Tamanskaya order of Lenin thrice Red Banner orders of the October Revolution and Suvorov Motorised Rifle Division imeni Supreme Council RSFSR

30-я гвардейская мотострелковая Иркутско-Пинская, Таманская ордена Ленина трижды Краснознамённая орденов Октябрьской Революции и Суворова дивизия имени Верховного Совета РСФСР

Military Unit: 61381; from 10.68: 49138

Activated 20.5.57 in Grodno, Grodno Oblast, as the 55th Guards Motorised Rifle Division, from the 55th Guards Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 5.62 the 62nd independent Tank Battalion was activated.

4.2.65 renamed 30th Guards Motorised Rifle Division.

In 1968 the 63rd independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 63rd independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion, while the 205th independent Anti-Tank Artillery Battalion was activated.

14.6.68 the 62nd independent Tank Battalion was transferred to Ulan-Ude, Buryatskaya ASSR, for the formation of the new 41st Motorised Rifle Division - replaced by the new 75th independent Tank Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

21.2.78 awarded the order of the October Revolution.

In 1980 the 397th independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1054th independent Material Supply Battalion, and the 140th independent Reactive Artillery Battery was absorbed by the Artillery Regiment.

Organisation 1980:

In 9.87 the 404th independent Missile Battalion was transferred to the 442nd Missile Brigade.

Organisation 1988:

In 8.90 the 144th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment was replaced by the 823rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment.

Organisation 1991:

20.3.92 taken over by Belarus.




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% (1968-1990).