1st Infantry Division (Greece)

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I Infantry Division
I Μεραρχία Πεζικού
1st Infantry Division Emblem Greece.jpg
Emblem of the I Infantry Division
Active 1897–1941, 1951–today
Country Greece
Branch HellenicArmySeal.svg Hellenic Army
Size 4 Brigades
Part of II Army Corps
Garrison/HQ Veroia, Macedonia
Motto (Like The) Wind
Engagements First Balkan War, Second Balkan War, Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922), Greco-Italian War, Battle of Greece, Greek Civil War

The 1st Infantry Division(Greek: I Μεραρχία Πεζικού I Merarchia Pezikou, I ΜΠ for short) is an elite division of the Hellenic Army. It was founded in 1897 and is currently headquartered in Veroia, Macedonia. Despite its title, it is not a conventional infantry division, but a formation comprising the various special forces of the Hellenic Army, a role similar to that once held by the now disbanded 3rd Special Forces Division.Before turned into a special forces division,its men mainly came from Thessalia.


Locations of 1st Infantry Division units
Structure of the 1st Infantry Division

Emblem and Motto[edit]

The emblem depicts a tsarouhi, the traditional footwear of the Evzones, and a bayonet.

The motto of the I Infantry Division is "(Like The) Wind" (Greek: Αέρα, Aera), the traditional battle cry of Greek infantrymen when attacking the enemy.

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