3rd Division (Estonia)

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3. Diviis
3rd Division
Active1919-1940
Country Estonia
BranchMaavagi crest.svg Estonian Army
TypeInfantry
Garrison/HQTallinn, Estonia
EngagementsEstonian War of Independence
Commanders
First commanderMajor-General Ernst Põdder
Last commanderMajor-General Herbert Brede

The 3rd Division of the Estonian Army, was one of the three Estonian divisions created during the Estonian War of Independence, which was active till the Soviet occupation of Estonia. Since the restoration of independence in 1991 there are no divisions currently among the Estonian Defence Forces.

History[edit]

The 3rd Division staff was based in Tallinn. Since February 1, 1940, the division was made up by the Harju Military District and Lääne-Saare Military District.

Order of battle[edit]

The unit order of battle in 1939:

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