Wachregiment Berlin "Feliks E. Dzierzynski"
Berlin security regiment "Felix E. Dzerzhinsky"(Wachregiment Berlin "Feliks E. Dzierzynski") acted as a division of the central apparatus of the MGB. The regiment was guarded by state and party institutions and facilities of the MGB in Berlin
Formed as a structural unit of the Ministry of State Security of the GDR in November 1954. He took part in the suppression of the uprising of June 17, 1953 in East Berlin. Ensuring the safety of the builders of the Berlin Wall.
From December 15, 1967:
1st team (1st - 4th battalions, artillery division)
At the end of the 70s, there was also a team "A" (anti-terror), which included the 1st and 2nd reconnaissance companies. By this time, the teams included at least 10 motorized rifle battalions. In 1977, the 1st reconnaissance company was transformed into a conventional motorized rifle company, and the 2nd in 1980-1981 was subordinated to the Minister’s Working Group / S. In the mid 80s. the only artillery division was disbanded (18,122 mm howitzers).
By the order of the Ministry of State Security No. 16/79 dated November 14, 1979, the 3rd and 4th communications companies were transferred to the Communications Division, where a battalion was established at their base (Nachrichtenbatallion);
From April 1, 1988, a new structure was introduced of 4 teams (in January 1989, the 5th was formed):
Management and Headquarters
1st team (I - IV rifle battalions)
2nd team (I - IV motorized rifle battalions).
3rd team (V - VI rifle battalions, school of junior commanders)
4th team (5 rifle companies, construction company)
5th team (VII - X Rifle Battalions)
Sapper battalion (headquarters, 3 sapper companies)
Initially, the regiment was armed with light weapons of the Soviet and German type and BA-64 armored vehicles. After 1956, anti-aircraft machine guns, 82-mm mortars, 85-mm cannon and the BTR-152 began to arrive. Later, the regiment received all types of Soviet armored personnel carriers from the BTR-40 to the BTR-70, 120-mm mortars, 122-mm howitzers, Strela and Strela-2 MANPADS and other modern models.
The regiment was disbanded in 1990, after the liquidation of the GDR.