Representative Honor Guard Regiment of the Polish Armed Forces

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Representative Honor Guard Regiment of the Polish Armed Forces
Pulk Reprezentacyjny Wojska Polskiego
2010 Moscow Victory Day Parade-28.jpeg
The 1st Guards Battalion, Representative Honor Guard Regiment during the 2010 Moscow Victory Day Parade on Red Square.
Active 1 January 2001; 17 years ago (2001-01-01)
Country  Poland
Branch Polish Armed Forces
Type Regiment
Role Honor Guard
Garrison/HQ Warsaw
Colors      Gray
Commanders
Current
commander
Lt. Col. Leszek Szczesniak
Insignia
Identification
symbol
Odznaka Batalionu Reprezentacyjnego WP.jpg
Identification
symbol
Naszywka Batalionu Reprezentacyjnego WP.png

The Representative Honor Guard Regiment of the Polish Armed Forces (Polish: Pulk Reprezentacyjny Wojska Polskiego) is an Honor Guard unit of the Polish Armed Forces of regimental size.

History

The first honor guard unit of independent Poland was formed in 1954.[1] In 1969, it was divided into the Representative Honor Guard Company of the Polish People's Army and the newly created State Honors Company.[2] The first company represented the army during state ceremonies, while the second company was supposed to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and other memorial sites in Poland.[3] In 1982 the use of the Polish Rogatywka was restored to the soldiers of the guard of honor.[4] The company was dissolved in 1990 following the fall of communism in Poland. The company was restored on January 1, 1993, becoming in 2001 the 1st Honor Guard Company of the Representative Honor Guard Battalion of the Armed Forces.[5]On 31 March 2018, the battalion became the 1st Guards Battalion, Representative Honor Guard Regiment of the Armed Forces, following yet another Armed Forces-wide reorganization. [6][7][8]

Composition

  • Regimental HQ
  • HQ Services Company
  • 1st Guards Battalion
    • Battalion HQ Company
    • 3 Honor Guard Companies of the Polish Armed Forces
      • 1 Honor Guard Company (Presidential Joint Service)
      • 2 Honor Guard Company
      • 3 Honor Guard Company
    • Representative Central Band of the Polish Armed Forces
    • State Salute Battery
    • Security Staff
    • Presidential Horse Guard Mounted Ceremonial Squadron
  • 2nd Battalion (under formation)

List of Commanders

Lieutenant Colonel Wojciech Erbel in 2012.
  • Lt. Col. Adam Wronecki (January 1, 2001 - May 16, 2002)[9]
  • Lt. Col. Roman Januszewski (May 17, 2002 - November 19, 2006)[9]
  • Lt. Col. Tomasz Dominikowski (November 20, 2006 - January 31, 2010)[9]
  • Lt. Col. Wojciech Erbel (February 1, 2010 - December 31, 2013)[9]
  • Lt. Col. Leszek Szczesniak (January 1, 2014 – Present)[9]

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "In 1954, the honor guard was formed Polish Army". 
  2. ^ "In 1969, its tasks have been divided into two sub-units, existing the Representative Company of the Polish Army and the newly created State Honors Company". 
  3. ^ "The first was intended to represent the army during state ceremonies and military, the other to act as a guard of honor at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other memorial sites as well as to participate in the solemn wreath laying ceremonies". 
  4. ^ "On January 17, 1982, the uniforms of the Honor Guard included for the first time in years the traditional Polish rogatywka as headdress, following a decision of the Ministry of National Defense". 
  5. ^ "In its place on 1 January 2001 it was created Representative Battalion of the Polish Army, which was organized into the battalion headquarters, 3 honor guard companies of the Armed Forces, Representative Band of the Polish Army, salute battery, ceremonial troop and the security staff". 
  6. ^ "Jednostka reprezentacyjna w nowych strukturach". polska-zbrojna.pl. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  7. ^ "Batalion przeformował się w Pułk". brepr.wp.mil.pl. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  8. ^ Decyzja Nr 30/MON z dnia 29 marca 2018 r. w sprawie przejęcia dziedzictwa tradycji i sztandaru rozformowanego Batalionu Reprezentacyjnego Wojska Polskiego przez Pułk Reprezentacyjny Wojska Polskiego (Dz.Urz.MON z 2018 r. Poz. 35)
  9. ^ a b c d e Rydzyk|2012|www.rczpi.wp.mil.pl, made by RCZPI|design by Patryk. "..:: Batalion Reprezentacyjny Wojska Polskiego :: DOWÓDCY ::." brepr.wp.mil.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
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