1st Guards Cavalry Division (Russian Empire)

The 1st Guards Cavalry Division was a Guards heavy cavalry division of the Imperial Russian Army.

1st Guards Cavalry Division
1-я Гвардейская кавалерийская дивизия
Active1810–1918
Country Russian Empire
AllegianceGuards Corps
BranchLesser Coat of Arms of Russian Empire.svg Russian Imperial Army
TypeHeavy Cavalry
RoleClose protection
Maneuver warfare
Shock attack
Battle honoursBorodino
Fère-Champenoise
Great War

OrganizationEdit

1857–1918:

Each regiment comprised four squadrons (or, in Cossack regiments, four sotnyas, or "hundreds"); the colonels of the Guard regiments usually were Major-Generals in rank.[6]

CommandersEdit

  • 23.12.1910—30.03.1916 — Nikolai Kaznakov
  • 02.04.1916—22.01.1917 — Pavlo Skoropadskyi
  • 10.03.1917—15.04.1917 — Evgeny Arseniev
  • 15.05.1917—06.08.1917 — Aleksander Eristov
  • 19.08.1917—  ? — Afrikan P. Bogaewsky

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leib-Gvardii Kirasirskii Ego Velichestva Polk
  2. ^ Leib-Gvardii Kirasirskii Eia Velichestva Polk
  3. ^ Leib-Gvardii Kazachii Ego Velichestva Polk
  4. ^ Leib-Gvardii Atamanskii Ego Imperatorskago Vysochestva Naslednika Tsesarevicha Polk
  5. ^ "1-я гвардейская кавалерийская дивизия" [1st Guards Cavalry Division]. regiment.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2016-11-24.
  6. ^ Other Russian cavalry divisions generally comprised four regiments apiece, each of six squadrons (or sotnyas) of the same size -- 150 men and 8 officers -- under a colonel.