18 Alpini Regiment


18 Alpini Regiment

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 18° Reggimento Alpini


caption= Coat of Arms of the 18th Alpini Regiment
dates= 13 Sept. 1997 - 30 Sept. 2004
country= Italy
branch= Italian Army
type= Alpini
role= Mountain Infantry
size= 1 Battalion
Edolo Battalion
command_structure=Tridentina Alpine Brigade
1997 - 1998
COMALP
1998 - 2004
garrison= Caserma Battisti in Merano (BZ)
patron=
motto= "Dür per Düra"
battles=World War I
Battle of Monte Ortigara
World War II
Battle of Nikolayevka
anniversaries= 15 December 1940 - Battle of Dushar (Greece)
decorations=1 Croce di Cavaliere dell'O.M.I.
2 Gold Medals for Military Valour
1 Silver Medal for Military Valour
The 18th Alpini Regiment was a short lived (1997-2004) light Infantry training regiment of the Italian Army, specializing in Mountain Combat. It was based in the city of Merano and consisted of the single Edolo battalion. First subordinated to the Alpine Brigade Tridentina it was ceded on March 1st, 1998 to the Alpine Corps Command. The Alpini are a mountain infantry corps of the Italian Army, that distinguished itself in combat during World War I and World War II.

The main task of the regiment was the training of the recruits for the Alpini regiments based in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy. With the suspension of compulsory military service in Italy the regiment was dissolved on September 30th, 2004.

Structure

* 18th Alpini Regiment
** Edolo Battalion
*** Command and Service Company
*** 50th Alpini (Training) Company
*** 51st Alpini (Training) Company
*** 52nd Alpini Company (dissolved in 1991)
*** 110th (Mortar) Company (dissolved in 1991)


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