Sofiyski Fortress Regiment

 

 

History

Raised as siege battery with Edict N 290/31 December 1886 in Vidin

Transferred to Vidin on 8 June 1889

Renamed Sofiyska fortress battery on 11 January 1891

Raised with Decree N 1/1 January 1892 as Sofiyski Fortress Battalion from Sofiyska fortress battery

Became Sofiyski Fortress Regiment with Decree N 96/31 December 1914

4 October 1915 : designed 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment

Feast day

26 March

Garrison

31.12.1886 : Vidin

8.06.1889 : Sofia

1st Military Inspectorate

Commander

01.01.1887

09.01.1891

01.01.1892

01.01.1895

1909

01.01.1911

1913

01.01.1915

cap. Vladimir Kovachev

cap. Atanas Rakovski

maj. Dimitar Perniklinsky [from 1.01.1894 lieutenant colonel]

lt.col. Stoyan Zagorski [from 01.01.1899 lieutenant colonel, from 10.01.1904 colonel]

 

lt.col. Stefan Slavchev

lt.col. Pavel Pavlov

col. Petko Valchanov

Effectives

September 1912

94 officers, 3214 NCOs and men, 246 riding and 165 draught horses, 604 oxen, 82 carts drawn by horses and 80 by oxen, 86 guns (Sofiyski Fortress Battalion)

21 September 1915

 

Battle Honours

I. War against Turkey 1912-1913

11 13 March 1913 : took part in the attack to the Odrin stronghold

II. Interallied War 1913