5th Blackshirt Division 1 Febbraio

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The Italian 5th Blackshirt Division 1 Febbraio was an Italian CCNN Blackshirt militia unit formed for the Second Italo-Abyssinian War under the command of Gen. Attillo Teruzzi. The name 1 Febbraio refers to the founding of the Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale on 1 February 1923.

Order of Battle 1935-36[edit]

5th "1 Febbraio" Blackshirts Division

  • 107th Blackshirts Legion "Cairoli"
    • 105th "Cairoli" Blackshirts Battalion
    • 186th "Intrepido" Blackshirts Battalion
    • 107th MMG Company
    • 107th pack-artillery battery
  • 128th Blackshirts Legion "Randaccio"
    • 128th "Randaccio" Blackshirts Battalion
    • 129th "Chinotto" Blackshirts Battalion
    • 128th MMG Company
    • 128th pack-artillery battery
  • 142nd Blackshirts Legion "Berica"
    • 142nd "Berico" Blackshirts Battalion
    • 242nd "Berico" Blackshirts Battalion
    • 142nd MMG Company
    • 142nd pack-artillery battery
  • 5th Blackshirts MMG Battalion
  • 5th Artillery Bn (65L17 - Army)
  • 5th Special Engineers Company (mixed Blackshirts and Army)
  • 2 x Replacements Battalions

Notes:

  • Additionally the Blackshirts Divisions had a Medical Section, Logistics Section, and transport of a Pack-Mules unit (1600 mules), and a Mixed Trucks unit (80 light trucks)

Source[edit]

  • Ettore Lucas and Giorgio de Vecchi, "Storia delle Unità Combattenti della MVSN 1923-1943", Giovanni Volpe Editore, 1976. pages 63 to 116 plus errata.