Anti-aircraft training regiment 6
Internal association badge
|active||Aug 31, 1956 to May 12, 2012|
|Armed forces||armed forces|
|Branch of service||Army anti-aircraft troops|
|Type||last intervention forces|
last 9 batteries
|Strength||Should last 1.084|
|Insinuation||lastly 1st Panzer Division|
|last stationing places||
Lütjenburg , Putlos
|march||And the one in front whistles a song|
|last commander||Lieutenant Colonel Arne Collatz-Johannsen|
The Air Defense Training Regiment 6 in Lütjenburg was most recently the only training unit in the Army Air Defense Force of the German Army . The association was part of the 1st Panzer Division . As Lehrtruppenteil the regiment worked with the army air defense troop training center together. The formerly subordinate PzFlakBtl 61 na (inactive) was already dissolved at the end of 2008. In March 2010, the then Army Inspector General Hans-Otto Budde announced that the unit's main weapon system, the Gepard anti-aircraft cannon, will be shut down with immediate effect for cost reasons. The regiment was decommissioned on May 12, 2012 and disbanded by the end of 2012.
The anti-aircraft training regiment 6 belonged to the intervention forces and was divided into:
- Staff anti-aircraft training regiment 6
- Luftabwehrkampfverband 61: subordinate to 3rd, 5th and 7th batteries
- Air defense combat unit 62: subordinate to 2nd, 4th, 6th batteries
- 1. / Stick and supply battery: supplied the association with all essential goods such as food, ammunition and fuel for the vehicles and tanks. The team soldiers and non-commissioned officers who served in the various staff departments also belonged to the first battery. In this unit, both temporary and professional soldiers as well as basic military service perform their service, for example as truck drivers, warehouse clerks, computer specialists, telecommunications mechanics or office workers.
- 2. / Anti-tank gun battery: Called a shooting or chain battery. These units were equipped with the Gepard anti-aircraft gun as the main weapon system and the Stinger portable anti-aircraft missile as secondary armament. They waged the actual fight against the enemy from the air. The soldiers of the firing batteries were trained, for example, to become commanders and top-level cannoners in flak tanks, to drive tanks / trucks, to investigate or to become telecommunications specialists.
- 3rd / anti-tank gun battery: same as 2nd battery
- 4th / anti-tank gun battery: same as 2nd battery
- 5th / anti-tank gun battery: same as 2nd battery
- 6. / Anti-tank gun battery: same as 2nd battery
- 7. / Anti-tank gun battery: same as 2nd battery
- 8. / Air defense reconnaissance battery ( Putlos ): Air defense reconnaissance battery. This unit established the network of the army anti-aircraft command system with its sensors, the air surveillance radar and the short-range radar.
- 9 / Operating / backup battery ( Putlos ) introduced the basic training at the site Putlos by
Internal association badge
The Gepard anti-aircraft gun tank , the main weapon system of the association, was shown in the center of the internal association badge . To the right of it was the Lütje Castle, named after the location, and on the left side are stylized waves that symbolize the proximity to the Baltic Sea coast . In the lower part, the Holstein nettle leaf with the two Schleswig lions could be seen, both components of the Schleswig-Holstein state coat of arms . The colors "blue-white-red" of the battalion's coat of arms symbolized those of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein .
- August 31, 1956: The anti-tank artillery battalion 3 is set up in Schleswig, Seefliegerhorst barracks
- March 16, 1959: The battalion was renamed to Air Defense Battalion 6
- April 1, 1962: Relocation of the battalion to Lütjenburg
- August 4, 1977: Equipped with the first Gepard anti-aircraft gun
- October 1, 1977: 6th anti-aircraft regiment from anti-aircraft battalion 6
- 17th August 1987: Signing of the sponsorship certificate between the 6th Air Defense Regiment and the Danish 14th Luftvaernsafdeling ( Varde )
- April 1, 1993: Renaming and reclassification to Panzerflugabwehrkanonenlehrbataillon 6 and installation of light anti-aircraft missile training battery 610
- August 1997: Flood action on the Oder between Gartz and Schwedt / Oder
- April 28, 2001: Signing of the trinational sponsorship certificate between the anti-tank gun training battalion 6, the Danish 14th Luftvaernsmissilafdeling (Varde) and the 3rd group Przeciwlotniczy ( Stettin )
- October 1, 2002: Change of position to the newly established Air Defense Brigade 100 in Fuldatal
- August 2002: Flood action on the Elbe between Boizenburg and Lauenburg / Elbe
- April 2006: Flood operation on the Elbe in the Neuhaus district
- July 2007: Change of position to the 1st Panzer Division in Hanover and renaming to Air Defense Training Regiment 6.
- 2008: Subordinate PzFlakBtl 61 na was dissolved at the end of 2008
- March 2010, the then inspector of the army, General Hans-Otto Budde , announced that the main weapon system of the association, the Gepard anti-aircraft cannon tank, would be shut down with immediate effect for cost reasons.
- March 26, 2011: A new anti-aircraft group of the anti-aircraft missile squadron 1 "Schleswig-Holstein" in Husum as part of the air force was reorganized. The training at MANTIS has been carried out partly in Lütjenburg since 2011, under the responsibility of the Air Force. Operating personnel for MANTIS were partly called in by the 6th Air Defense Training Regiment.
- May 11, 2012: The last garrison bivouac takes place in the Schill barracks.
- May 12, 2012: The anti-aircraft training regiment 6 is officially disbanded on the market square in Lütjenburg with the rolling of the troop flag. This is exactly 50 years to the day after the official takeover of the Schill barracks, which was taken over with a parade march leading through the garrison town. Following this appeal, the big tattoo will take place on the sports field.