Representative Honor Guard Battalion of the Polish Armed Forces

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Representative Honor Guard Battalion of the Polish Armed Forces
Batalion Reprezentacyjny Wojska Polskiego
2010 Moscow Victory Day Parade-28.jpeg
The battalion taking part in the 2010 Moscow Victory Day Parade
Active January 1, 2001
Country  Poland
Branch Polish Armed Forces
Type Regiment
Role Honor Guard
Garrison/HQ Warsaw
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 Battalion of the Polish Armed Forces (Polish: Batalion Reprezentacyjny Wojska Polskiego) is an Honor Guard unit of the Polish Armed Forces.

History

The first honor guard unit of independent Poland was formed in 1954.[1]In 1969, it was divided into the Representative Company of the Polish People's Army and the newly created Company of Value Awards.[2]The first company represented the army during state ceremonies, while the Company of Value Awards was supposed to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and other memorial sites in Poland.[3]In 1982 the polish Rogatywka was restored to the soldiers.[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]

Composition

  • Battalion HQ
  • 3 Honor Band 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 Squadron

List of Commanders

  • Lt. Col. Adam Wronecki (January 1, 2001 - May 16, 2002)[6]
  • Lt. Col. Roman Januszewski (May 17, 2002 - November 19, 2006)[6]
  • Lt. Col. Tomasz Dominikowski (November 20, 2006 - January 31, 2010)[6]
  • Lt. Col. Wojciech Erbel (February 1, 2010 - December 31, 2013)[6]
  • Lt. Col. Leszek Szczesniak (January 1, 2014 - Present)[6]

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 Company of Value Awards". 
  3. ^ "The first was intended to represent the army during state ceremonies and military, the other to act as worthy of honor at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other memorial sites as well as to participate in the solemn worth briefings". 
  4. ^ "January 17, 1982 year in the Representative Company of the Polish Army soldiers restored occurring in army uniforms traditional Polish rogatywka". 
  5. ^ "In its place on 1 January 2001 it was created Representative Battalion of the Polish Army, which includes three companies have entered the Polish Army representative, Representative Orchestra of the Polish Army, salute battery, the company and the security staff". 
  6. ^ 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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