169th Training Centre (Ukraine)
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|5th Guards Airborne Division (Dec 1942-30 Jun 1946)
12th Separate Rifle Brigade (1 Jul 1946-31 Oct 1953)
112th Guards Rifle Division (1 Nov 1953-1957)
112th Guards Motor Rifle Division (1957-1962)
112th Guards Motor Rifle Training Division (1962-1968)
48th Guards Tank Training Division (1968-30 Nov 1987)
169th Training Center (1 Dec 1987-1992)
169th Training Center of Ukrainian Ground Forces (1992-Pres)
|Active||1 Dec 1987 - present
(as 169th Training Centre)
|Country||Soviet Union (Dec 1942-1992)
|Branch||Ukrainian Ground Forces|
|Garrison/HQ||Desna, Kozelets Raion, Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine|
The 169th Training Centre is an division-sized training formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces. The Training Centre's main task is to prepare young professionals and personnel under contract to the Army Forces of Ukraine.
Great Patriotic War
The 169th Training Centre is the successor of the 5th Guards Zvenigorod Order of the Red Banner and Alexander Suvorov Second Degree Airborne Division (ru:5-я гвардейская воздушно-десантная дивизия). The division was formed in the Moscow area by order of the Supreme Command on the basis of the 42nd Army's, 9th Airborne Corps with three airborne brigades (20th, 21st, 22nd Airborne Brigade) in December 1942. Its fighting way began in December 1942. It comprised the 1st, 11th, 16th Rifle and the 6th Artillery Regiments. The division fought from Stalingrad across Ukraine to the Austrian town of Amstetten, Lower Austria.
During the war the division was more than 1922 kilometers of roads in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary and Austria. During the entire period of the war guardsmen killed and 29,830 captured 12,806 enemy soldiers. It destroyed 1,263 tanks, 876 guns, 23 assault guns, 102 armored vehicles, 4,376 vehicles, 8 aircraft. For courage and heroism in battle with the enemy thousand soldiers were awarded orders and medals, and 26 of them were awarded the title "Hero of the Soviet Union" .
From 1 July 1946 the division was reorganized as the 12th separate Rifle Brigade, part of the 27th Guards Rifle Corps. On 1 November 1953 the Brigade was reorganized as the 112th Guards Rifle Division (165th, 354th, 358th Rifle and 467th artillery regiments). Since 1957 the division was a motor rifle division, and on 1 November 1959 the formation was relocated to the village. From 1962 it was designated the 112th Guards Motor Rifle Training Division, and in 1968 it became the 48th Guards Tank Training Division.
In 1973 a mobilisation division was formed. This division consisted of equipment only, and would have received some personnel from the men of the 48th GTTD, with the remainder to be made up from newly arriving conscripts. It was titled the 70th Reserve (literally 'Spare') Tank Division, and its equipment was co-located with 48 GTTD.
On 1 December 1987, the 48th Guards division was renamed the 169th Guards Training Centre (known as the "Desna")/169 district training center for junior professionals tank troops.
In 1992 osoboovyy warehouse training center one of the first taken the oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine. October 4, 1994 training center was handed battle flag.
The centre may have been transferred to the 1st Guards Army after the independence of Ukraine. Colonel НУРУЛЛІНУ Рауфу Шайхулловичу - начальникові 169-го окружного навчального центру підготовки молодших спеціалістів (танкових військ) 1-го армійського корпусу Одеського військового округу was promoted to Major-General (Decree 792/95).
Colonel МАКАВЧУКУ Федору Федоровичу - начальникові 169th District навчального центру підготовки молодших спеціалістів (танкових військ) Північного оперативного командування Ukrainian Ground Forces; was promoted to Major-General, in a decree dated 23 August 1998.
Several dozen officers, warrant officers and soldiers under contract training center participated in peacekeeping missions in the military forces under UN: Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Sierra Leone.
The Division itself is the direct heir of the 5th Guards Airborne Division during the Second World War. From the Division during the war were the 11th Infantry and the 6th Artillery Regiment.
- five training regiments, Т-64,
- включает 6 учебный полк РВ и А
- 28th Training Battalion (Airmobile Forces) In 1998 the 28th Training Battalion of Airmobile Forces was relocated to Mykolaiv. In 2005 the Battalion was relocated to urban-type settlement Desna, Chernihiv Oblast.
- 354 умп, 300 утп, 554 убатс- возможно центрального подчинения