Guard Cuirassier Division

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Guard Cuirassier Division
Division Garde-Cuirassiers
Guard Cuirassier.png
Coat of Arms of the Guard Cuirassiers
Active1476 — present
Country Yonderre
BranchShield of Joanus.png Yonderian Defence Force
TypeArmour
Size20,000 troops in six regiments
Part ofGrand Ducal Guard Corps
Garrison/HQI, II & VI Regiment – Toubourg
III, IV & V Regiment – Sainte-Catherine
Nickname(s)DGC
Motto(s)In Actis Esto Volucris (Be swift in action)
MarchMarch of the Guard Cuirassiers
Anniversaries10 June 1644
Commanders
Current
commander
Major General Guillaume de Stonne
Insignia
ColoursGuard Cuirassier Banner.png
StandardGuard Cuirassier Standard.png

The Guard Cuirassier Division (Burgoignesc: Division Garde-Cuirassiers) is one of two standing armoured divisions of the Yonderian Defence Force. It is the armoured component of the Grand Ducal Guard Corps. The division is made up of six regiments and garrisoned in Toubourg, Amarre and Sainte-Catherine, Kubagne. It is a combined arms division consisting of three armoured regiments, a combat aviation regiment, an artillery regiment and a sustainment regiment.

The Guard Cuirassier Division was formed in 1644 when the Knights of the Realm were reorganized into the Ducal Lifeguard of Horse. The division can thus trace its lineage to the original formation of the Knights of the Realm in 1476, making it one of the oldest active military formations in the world.

Structure

Emblem Name Type Garrison Motto
Guard Cuirassier 1.png 1er Régiment Garde-Cuirassier
(1st Guard Cuirassier Regiment)
Armour regiment Toubourg Semper primus
(Always first)
Guard Cuirassier 2.png 2e Régiment Garde-Cuirassier
(2nd Guard Cuirassier Regiment)
Armour regiment Toubourg Utrinque paratus
(Ready for anything)
Guard Cuirassier 3.png 3e Régiment Garde-Cuirassier
(3rd Guard Cuirassier Regiment)
Armour regiment Sainte-Catherine Ad sumus
(Here we are)
Guard Cuirassier 4.png Régiment d'Artillerie de la Garde-Cuirassier
(Artillery Regiment of the Guard Cuirassiers)
Artillery regiment Sainte-Catherine Igni ferroque
(Fire and iron)
Guard Cuirassier 5.png Régiment d'Aviation de Combat de la Garde-Cuirassier
(Combat Aviation Regiment of the Guard Cuirassiers)
Combat aviation regiment Sainte-Catherine Mors ab alto
(Death from above)
Guard Cuirassier 6.png Régiment de Logistique de la Garde-Cuirassier
(Logistics Regiment of the Guard Cuirassiers)
Sustainment Regiment Toubourg Uniti aedificamus
(United we build)


History

Ducal Lifeguard of Horse

Ducal Lifeguards of Horse firing pistols

Ducal Lifeguard Cuirassiers

Ducal Lifeguard Cuirassiers in the field

Guard Cuirassier Division

Guard Cuirassiers before Sainte-Catherine Palace

Reorganization as armoured division

A CdC mle 1948 of the Guard Cuirassier Division sometime in the 1950s

Present day

AMY-16 tanks of the Guard Cuirassier Division

Historical names of the division

See also

List of equipment of the Armed Forces of Yonderre