Vidinski Fortress Regiment

 

 

History

Raised as siege battery with Edict N 5/11 January 1890 in Shumen

Transferred to Vidin on 30 April 1891 and renamed Vidinska fortress battery

Raised with Decree N 1/1 January 1892 as Vidinski Fortress Battalion from the Vidinska fortress battery

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

11 September 1915 : designed 3rd Vidinski Fortress Artillery Regiment

21 September 1915 : designed 3rd Heavy Artillery Regiment

Feast day

30 July

Garrison

11.01.890 : Shumen

30.04.1891 : Vidin

1st Military Inspectorate

Commanders

1891

1892

1895

1900

1906

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1909

01.01.1915

maj. Georgi Sotirov

maj. Stoyan Vladimirov

maj. Atanas Rakovski

lt. col. Hirsto Kushev

lt. col. Veliko Kardzhiev

lt. col. Dimitar Pernikliyski

lt. col. Konstantin Kirkov

lt. col. Pavel Pavlov

Effectives

September 1912

30 officers, 1366 NCOs and men, 90 riding and 58 draught horses, 29 carts, 86 guns, 7 Machine guns (Vidinski Fortress battalion)

21 September 1915

35 officers, 2 medical officers, 3 clerks, 2151 NCOs and men, 288 horses, 1908 oxen, 821 wagons

Battle Honours

I. War against Turkey 1912-1913

Defence of the coast of the Black Sea against the raids of the Turkish fleet

II. Interallied War 1913

Defence of the strongpoint of Vidin and Belogradchik