16th Alpini Regiment

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16° Reggimento Alpini
CoA mil ITA rgt alpini 016.png
Coat of Arms of the 16th Alpini Regiment
Active 19 Sept. 1991 - 30 Nov. 2004
Country Italy
Branch Italian Army
Type Alpini
Role Mountain Infantry
Size 1 Battalion
Belluno Battalion
Part of Cadore Alpine Brigade
1991 - 1997
Julia Alpine Brigade
1997 - 1998
COMALP
1998 - 2004
Garrison/HQ Caserma Salsa in Belluno (BL)
Motto(s) "Sunt rupes virtutis iter"
Anniversaries 23 April 1941
Decorations 1 Croce di Cavaliere dell'O.M.I.
1 Silver Medal of Military Valor
1 Gold Medal for Civil Valor

The 16th Alpini Regiment (Italian: 16° Reggimento Alpini) was a short lived (1991-2004) light infantry training regiment of the Italian Army, specializing in mountain warfare. The Alpini are a mountain infantry corps of the Italian Army, that distinguished itself in combat during World War I and World War II.

The regiment was based in the city of Belluno and consisted of the single Belluno battalion, the main task of the regiment was the training of the recruits for the Alpini regiments based in the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions of northern Italy. First subordinated to the Alpine Brigade Cadore it passed to the Alpine Brigade Julia after Cadore was dissolved in 1997. Soon afterwards Julia ceded the regiment to the Alpini Corps Command, with the suspension of compulsory military service in Italy the regiment was dissolved on November 30, 2004. During its short existence the regiment trained approximately 85,000 soldiers.

  • CoA mil ITA rgt alpini 016.png Regimental Command
    • Nappina blu - Regimental supports.png Command and Logistic Support Company
    • Nappina verde.png Alpini Battalion Belluno
      • Nappina verde.png 77th Alpini Company
      • Nappina verde.png 78th Alpini Company
      • Nappina verde.png 79th Alpini Company
      • Nappina verde.png 116th Mortar Company

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