42nd Guards Evpatoriyskaya Red Banner Training Motorised Rifle Division

42-я гвардейская учебная мотострелковая Евпаторийская Краснознамённая дивизия

Military Unit: 29410; from 1987: 28320

Activated 10.6.57 in Groznyy, Checheno-Ingushskaya ASSR, as the 42nd Guards Motorised Rifle Division, from the 24th Guards Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

18.10.60 renamed 42nd Guards Training Motorised Rifle Division.

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 1968 the 539th independent Guards Training Sapper Battalion was renamed 539th independent Guards Training Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 11.72 the 0000 independent Training Anti-Tank Artillery Battalion was activated.

Organisation 1980:

14.9.87 renamed 173rd Guards District Training Center.

Organisation 1988:

Disbanded 4.1.92.



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).