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1st Infantry Brigade (Estonia)

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Active  1917–1940 2003–present
Branch  Estonian Land Forces
Size  Brigade
Country  Estonia
Type  Infantry
Part of  Estonian Land Forces
1st Infantry Brigade (Estonia)

The 1st Infantry Brigade (Estonian: 1. Jalaväebrigaad) is an infantry brigade of the Estonian Land Forces. It is the primary military unit in Northern Estonia. The brigade headquarters is currently based at Tapa and is commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Veiko-Vello Palm.

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History

On 25 April 1917, the 2nd Naval Fortress Regiment of the Peter the Great's Naval Fortress was formed in Tallinn, recruited from Estonians. In May 1917, the regiment was renamed 1st Estonian Infantry Regiment. From 1918 to 1920, the unit fought in the Estonian War of Independence. The unit was disbanded after the Soviet occupation in 1940.

On 1 February 2003, the 1st Infantry Brigade was formed in Tallinn. In 2006, the brigade headquarters was moved to Paldiski. On 1 January 2009, the brigade was formed around three battalions: Scouts Battalion, Kalev Infantry Battalion, and the Combat Service Support Battalion. On 1 August 2014, Viru Infantry Battalion, Engineer Battalion, Air Defence Battalion and Artillery Battalion of the former North-Eastern Defence District were added to the 1st Infantry Brigade and headquarters was moved to Tapa.

Current structure

1st Infantry Brigade:

  • Brigade Headquarters
  • Scouts Battalion
  • Kalev Infantry Battalion
  • Viru Infantry Battalion
  • Artillery Battalion
  • Air Defence Battalion
  • Engineer Battalion
  • Combat Service Support Battalion
  • Anti-Tank Company
  • Staff Company
  • Reconnaissance Company
  • List of commanders

  • Toivo Treima 16 June 2003 – 1 August 2005
  • Aivar Kokka (acting) 2 August 2005 – 31 March 2006
  • Raivo Lumiste 1 April 2006 – 5 September 2006
  • Artur Tiganik 18 September 2006 – 7 April 2009
  • Märt Plakk (acting) 8 April 2009 – 30 June 2009
  • Margus Rebane (acting) 1 July 2009 – 23 August 2009
  • Raivo Tamm 24 August 2009 – 2 October 2010
  • Urmas Nigul 3 October 2010 – 31 July 2012
  • Aron Kalmus 1 August 2012 – 31 July 2015
  • Veiko-Vello Palm 1 August 2015 – present
  • References

    1st Infantry Brigade (Estonia) Wikipedia


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