1st Infantry Regiment (Estonia)

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1. Jalaväerügement
1st Infantry Regiment
Active 1918-1940
Country  Estonia
Branch Maavagi crest.svg Estonian Army
Type Infantry
Role Initial Reaction Force
Garrison/HQ Narva, (Oru Castle)
Anniversaries April 25th
Engagements Estonian War of Independence

The 1st Infantry Regiment, was one of the two fast deployment border covering Estonian regiment created during the Estonian War of Independence, which was active till the Soviet occupation of Estonia. The main task of these regiments was to delay the invading forces on the borders in order to win more time for the mobilization to be carried out.


The 1st Infantry Regiment staff was based in Narva. The unit was made up by mainly active duty soldiers and officers.

Order of battle[edit]

The 1st Infantry Regiment peacetime strength was 1,713 soldiers and 80 horses. The unit order of battle in 1939:

  • Staff of the Regiment
    • Signal Company
    • Engineering Company
    • Ski-Bicycle Company
    • Cavalry Company
    • Building Company
    • Ambulance
  • 1st Infantry Battalion
  • 2nd Infantry Battalion
  • 3rd Infantry Battalion

See also[edit]