8th Bersaglieri Regiment

The 8th Bersaglieri Regiment (Italian: 8° Reggimento Bersaglieri) is an active unit of the Italian Army based in Caserta in Campania. The regiment is part of the army's infantry corps' Bersaglieri speciality and operationally assigned to the Bersaglieri Brigade "Garibaldi".[2] The regiment is one of the highest decorated units of the Italian Army with two Gold Medals of Military Valour, both of which the regiment earned during the North African campaign of World War II.[1]

8th Bersaglieri Regiment
8° Reggimento bersaglieri
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Regimental coat of arms
Active1 January 1871 - today
Country Italy
BranchItalian Army
Part ofBersaglieri Brigade "Garibaldi"
Garrison/HQCaserta
Motto(s)"Velox ad impetum"
Anniversaries18 June 1836
EngagementsBattle of the Chernaya
DecorationsCavaliere BAR.svg Valor militare gold medal BAR.svg Valor militare gold medal BAR.svg
Valor militare silver medal BAR.svg Valor militare bronze medal BAR.svg Valor militare bronze medal BAR.svg
Valor militare bronze medal BAR.svg Valor militare bronze medal BAR.svg Valor militare bronze medal BAR.svg
Valor dell'esercito gold medal BAR.svg Valor dell'esercito silver medal BAR.svg Valor civile silver medal BAR.svg BenemerenzaSiculo1908.png
1x Military Order of Italy
2x Gold Medals of Military Valour
1x Silver Medal of Military Valour
5x Bronze Medals of Military Valour
1x Gold Medal of Army Valour
1x Silver Medal of Army Valour
1x Silver Medal of Civil Valour
1x 1908 Messina earthquake Medal of Merit[1]
Insignia
Bersaglieri gorget patches
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Current StructureEdit

As of 2019 the 8th Bersaglieri Regiment consists of:

  •   Regimental Command, in Caserta
    • Logistic Support Company
    • 3rd Bersaglieri Battalion "Cernaia"
      • 1st Fusiliers Company
      • 2nd Fusiliers Company
      • 3rd Fusiliers Company
      • Maneuver Support Company

The Command and Logistic Support Company fields the following platoons: C3 Platoon, Transport and Materiel Platoon, Medical Platoon, and Commissariat Platoon. The regiment is equipped with tracked Dardo infantry fighting vehicles. The Maneuver Support Company is equipped with M106 120mm mortar carriers and Dardo IFVs with Spike LR anti-tank guided missiles.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "8° Reggimento Bersaglieri - Il Medagliere". Italian Army. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  2. ^ "8° Reggimento Bersaglieri". Italian Army. Retrieved 17 November 2019.