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130. Panzerpioneerbattaillon
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Badge of the Battalion
Active 1866—1919
1945—2015
Country  Prussia
 Nazi Germany
 West Germany
 Germany
Branch  Prussia Army
 Germany Army
Role Armoured Engineers
Size Battalion
Part of 1st Panzer Division
9th Armoured Training Brigade
Commanders
Current
commander
Panzerpionerbataillon 130

The 103rd Armoured Pioneer Battalion (130. Panzerpionerbataillon) is an armoured engineer battalion attached to the 9th Armoured Training Brigade.

History[edit | edit source]

The 103rd battalion are one of the few battalions that trace their history before the nazis. In 1866 the first prussian engineer companies were formed and in 1956 the New Brunswick Barracks were formed. In 1959 the station formed the 110th pioneer battalion but later became an amphibious engineer battalion in 1972. In 2015 the battalion changed to become the 130th Armoured Pioneer Battalion and joined the 9th Armoured Training Brigade. The coat of arms field is divided into three parts, whereby the colors green, red, white stand for the country North Rhine-Westphalia. In the upper left part the mill symbolizes the Minden circle Minden-Lübbecke, in the right upper part stands the Westphalian horse for the region Westphalia and in the lower part the black bridge for the pioneer group.

Organisation[edit | edit source]

  • 1st Company (Supply and Support)
  • 2nd Company (Armoured Engineers)
  • 3rd Company (Armoured Engineers)
  • 4th Company (Reserve Engineers)
  • 4th Pioneer Company (M3 armoured bridging)
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