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18th Alpini Regiment

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Country  Italy
Type  Alpini
Branch  Italian Army
Role  Mountain Infantry
18th Alpini Regiment
Active  13 Sept. 1997 - 30 Sept. 2004
Size  1 Battalion Edolo Battalion

The 18th Alpini Regiment (Italian: 18° Reggimento Alpini) was a short lived (1997–2004) light Infantry training regiment of the Italian Army, specializing in Mountain Combat. It was based in the city of Meran and consisted of the single Edolo battalion. First subordinated to the Alpine Brigade Tridentina it was ceded on March 1st, 1998 to the Alpine Corps Command. The Alpini are a mountain infantry corps of the Italian Army, that distinguished itself in combat during World War I and World War II.

The main task of the regiment was the training of the recruits for the Alpini regiments based in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region of northern Italy. With the suspension of compulsory military service in Italy the regiment was dissolved on September 30th, 2004.

  • Regimental Command
  • 18th Command and Logistic Support Company "L'indispensabile"
  • Alpini Battalion Edolo
  • 50th Alpini Company "La balda"
  • 51st Alpini Company "La veloce"
  • 52nd Alpini Company "La ferrea"
  • 110th Mortar Company "La nobile"
  • References

    18th Alpini Regiment Wikipedia

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