Logistics Battalion (Estonia)

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Logistics Battalion
EDF Logistics Centre emblem.svg
Coat of arms


Country  Estonia
Branch Estonian Ground Forces
Role Logistics
Size Battalion
Garrison/HQ Tallinn
Anniversaries Foundation 19 April 1919
Engagements Estonian War of Independence
Decorations Automobile Company badge
Current commander Major Gunnar Havi
Distinctive Unit Insignia Coat of arms of Pioneeripataljon-Estonia.jpg

The Logistics Battalion is the Estonian Defence Forces logistics force, which has a supportive military formation role among the Estonian Ground Forces.


The Logistics Battalion is the main unit of the Estonian Ground Force which provides the army transportation duties and fulfils various other logistical functions. The main functions of the battalion are to provide specialists training for the logistics units, to execute logistical tasks and military operations during the wartime, to prepare the reserve units and to provide military assistance to the units on the battlefield battle. In addition to these tasks the battalion also participates on the international military operations and for the logistical support units, preparing the elements, expulsion and ensuring sustainability for ensuring the preparedness of the Defence Forces Logistics Center.


The modern Logistics Battalion of Estonia considers itself to be a continuation of the Auto-Tank Regiment of the interwar era. The Auto-Tank Regiment, which brought together the Estonian Army's armored cars and light tanks, was established under the leadership of Albert Ojassoni, on 9 April 1919. In 1923 were formed military units around the car-tank division of the 1928. The task of modernize the military unit fell to Colonel Jan Lutsar, who was the commander to 1934. The regiment was located in Tallinn, but his subordinate units were at various times in Valga, Jõhvis, Narva, Tapa, and Elvas.[1]

On 17 July 1940, The Red Army occupied Estonia. On 1 October, the 1940 Auto-Tank Regiment was dissolved, and distributed engineering. Soomustehnika Red Army was not able to organize and care for the majority of the German occupying forces served soomustehnikat dropped or destroyed. 1992 Defence Forces during the summer was to create Car Companies. 1997 Defence Forces Motor Company was formed around the Tagalapataljoniks. 2002 Defence Logistics Logistic Battalion was formed, which was amended, 2005 Combat service support of the Defence Logistics Training Centre. From 2009. The structure bears the name of the entity Logistics Battalion.


The Logistics Battalion consists of five companies, which include:

  • Management and Service Company
  • Equipment Company
  • Transport Company
  • Ammunition Transport Company
  • Repair Company

and support units, which include:

  • Staff
  • School of Logistics

Symbols and flags[edit]

The Logistics Battalion emblem is a winged fire bursting dragon on a violet shield, which is a symbol of strength and speed. It was once the Auto-Tank Regiment insignia. The symbol was re-adopted among the Defence Forces Automobile Company in 1996. The Defence Logistics Logistics Battalion badge issued by the Defence Forces was established on 13 March 1996. Badge was originally a sign of professional technical and teaching.

Today, it is given badges of outstanding and exemplary service in the Defence Logistics Logistics Battalion. As time wore badge up the name Department of Defence Forces General Headquarters of the Company, then called the badges today in its historic name: Company Car badge. Military staff who have served in the Defence Logistics Logistics Battalion at least two years may be awarded the right to carry the badge. According to the statutes may also provide a commendable service badges for üleajateenijatele, who is Defence Logistics Logistics Battalion served at least three years, and conscripts who have proven their professional ambition, and good academic performance.


The Logistics Battalion is equipped with various transport and recovery vehicles which include: