15th Guards Mozyrskaya Red Banner order of Suvurov Tank Division

15-я гвардейская танковая Мозырская Краснознамённая ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 43115; from 10.68: 58539

Activated 20.5.57 in Brest, Brest Oblast, as the 33rd Guards Tank Division, from the 12th Guards Mechanised Division.

In 1960 the 84th independent Tank Training Battalion was disbanded.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 the 535th independent Missile Battalion and the 142nd independent Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion was activated.

11.1.65 renamed 15th Guards Tank Division.

In 1968 the 152nd independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 152nd independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 517th independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 517th independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

In 1980 the 725th independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 910th independent Material Supply Battalion, and the 100th independent Reactive Artillery Battery was absorbed by the Artillery Regiment.

Organisation 1980:

In 9.87 the 535th independent Missile Battalion was transferred to the 442nd Missile Brigade.

Organisation 1988:

In 7.89 the 244th Guards Tank Regiment was renamed 721st Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment.

Disbanded 8.90.




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The division was maintained as a Ready Division - First Line (US terms: Category I) - manning was almost 100% (from 1968 to 1990).