2nd Artillery Regiment

 

 

History

Raised as artillery regiment with Decree N° 75/19 June 1880

Raised with Decree N° 250/25 July 1883 from 1st division and 4th battery of the artillery regiment, the 8cm long range battery, and a new battery 

Attached to the Artillery Brigade in Sofia with Decree N° 176/1886

Feast day

30 October

Garrison

1883 : Shumen

1889 : Vratza

1st Military Inspectorate, 6th Bdinska Division

Commanders

19.06.1880

30.11.1881

19.06.1882

11.12.1884

10.09.1885

20.11.1885

05.03.1886

03.11.1886

06.03.1887

09.11.1887

24.04.1889

19.03.1890

24.02.1899

20.06.1903

1906

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19.06.1908

1912

01.04.1912

09.1915

maj. Leonov [from Russian Army]

maj. Konstantin Fedorovich Tomilin [from Russian Army]

maj. Leonid Osipovich Musnitzkiy [from Russian Army]

maj. Sergey Nicolaevich Lyapunov [from Russian Army]

maj. Petar Gruev

cpt. Petar Tantilov

cpt. Iliya Kozarov

cpt. Nikola Ryaskov

cpt. Fedor Uvaliev

cpt. Panteley Tzenov [from 1.01.1888 major]

maj. Dimitar Boyarov

maj. Hristo Kirkov [from 1.01.1893 lieutenant colonel; from 1.01.1898 colonel]

lt. col. Ivan Shishkov [from 1.01.1900 colonel]

col. Vasil Sabov

col. Hristo Kushev

col. Nyagul Tzvetkov

col. Kalin Naydenov

col. Dimitar Ruschev

lt. col. Hristo Valchev [from 18.05.1913 colonel]

lt. col. Trifon Peev

Effectives

1 October 1885

17 officers, 1360 NCOs and men, 18 Krupp 87mm, 24 bronze 9 pdr guns

September 1912

32 officers, 2 clerks, 1650 NCOs and men, 284 riding and 1166 draught horses, 108 wagons, 86 carts, 36 Schneider 75mm QF guns

October 1915

22 officers, 1 clerks, 1217 NCOs and men, 1026 horses, 134 common carts, 3 special carts, 77 pack transports, 22 - 75mm QF guns

Battle Honours

            I. War against Serbia 1885

10 November 1885 : fought at Dragoman

11 – 12 November 1885 : fought at Tzaribrod

14 – 15 November 1885 : fought at Pirot

            II. War against Turkey 1912-1913

Attached to 6th Bdinska Division

9 – 10 October 1912 : fought at Lozengrad

11 – 12 October 1912 : fought at Kavakli

16 – 18 October 1912 : fought at Lule BurgasTurkbey

4 – 7 November 1912 : fought at Chadaldja line

11 – 16 March 1912 : fought at Kadiköy, Indzhesköy,  Kumburgas, Jalos, Kladina (southern sector of the Chadaldzha line)

            III. Interallied War 1913

24 – 25 June 1913 : fought near the Koslu Dere river

3 – 18 July 1913 : fought at Berovo, Pehchevo, Stoimirovo, Beyas-Tepe and Leshko.

            IV. First World War

Attached to 6th Bdinska Division

1 – 13 October 1915 : fought at Vrashka Chuka

17 – 20 October 1915 : fought at Planinitza

27 – 29 October 1915 : fought at Aleksinac

5 – 7 September 1916 : fought north of Dobrich

13 – 14 September 1916 : fought at Dorbali and Karali

16 – 19 September 1916 : fought at Kobadin

20 September – 12 October 1916 : fought along the line KarabakaBeshaul

19 – 24 October 1916 : fought at Tarla Bair, Karatay, Kostel, Dreniköy

23 November – 14 December 1916 : took part in the defence of the line BerishTenesi, Hill 177

15 December 1916 – January 1917 : fought at Tehsohv, Armutay, Bashaköy, Reshel, Yiyila

1918 : assigned to the 6th Bdinska Division, took part in the battles on the Southern Front