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7th Alpini Regiment

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7th Alpini Regiment

The 7th Alpini Regiment (Italian: 7° Reggimento Alpini) is a light Infantry regiment of the Italian Army, specializing in mountain combat. The Alpini are a mountain infantry corps of the Italian Army, that distinguished itself in combat during World War I and World War II.

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World War I

During World War I the regiment consisted of 10 battalions and saw heavy fighting in the Alps against Austria’s Kaiserjäger and Germany’s Alpenkorps. The battalions of the regiment in these days were (pre-war raised units in bold, followed by their first and second line reserve battalions):

  • Feltre, Val Cismon, Monte Pavione
  • Pieve di Cadore, Val Piave, Monte Antelao
  • Belluno, Val Cordevole, Monte Pelmo, Monte Marmolada, Uork Amba
  • Current structure

    The regiment is part of the Alpine Brigade Julia and based in the city of Belluno.

  • Regimental Command
  • Command and Logistic Support Company "La cacao"
  • Alpini Battalion Feltre
  • 64th Alpini Company "La Crodarola"
  • 65th Alpini Company "La Manilla"
  • 66th Alpini Company "El camors"
  • 125th Mortar Company "La tonante"
  • 269th Anti-Tank Company "Val Fella"
  • Equipment

    The Alpini companies are equipped with Bv 206S tracked all-terrain carriers, Puma 6x6 wheeled armored personnel carriers and Lince light multirole vehicles. The mortar company is equipped with 120mm mortars, while the anti-tank company fields Spike anti-tank guided missile systems.

    References

    7th Alpini Regiment Wikipedia


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