18th Alpini Regiment

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18° Reggimento Alpini
CoA mil ITA rgt alpini 018.png
Coat of Arms of the 18th Alpini Regiment
Active 13 Sept. 1997 - 30 Sept. 2004
Country Italy
Branch Italian Army
Type Alpini
Role Mountain Infantry
Size 1 Battalion
Edolo Battalion
Part of Tridentina Alpine Brigade
1997 - 1998
1998 - 2004
Garrison/HQ Caserma Battisti in Merano (BZ)
Motto(s) "Dür per Düra"
Anniversaries 15 December 1940 - Battle of Dushar (Greece)
Engagements World War I
Battle of Monte Ortigara
World War II
Battle of Nikolayevka
Decorations 1 Croce di Cavaliere dell'O.M.I.
2 Gold Medals of Military Valor
1 Silver Medal of Military Valor

The 18th Alpini Regiment (Italian: 18° Reggimento Alpini) was a short lived (1997–2004) light Infantry training regiment of the Italian Army, specializing in Mountain Combat. It was based in the city of Meran and consisted of the single Edolo battalion. First subordinated to the Alpine Brigade Tridentina it was ceded on March 1, 1998 to the Alpine Corps Command. 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 main task of the regiment was the training of the recruits for the Alpini regiments based in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region of northern Italy. With the suspension of compulsory military service in Italy the regiment was dissolved on September 30, 2004.

  • CoA mil ITA rgt alpini 018.png Regimental Command
    • Nappina blu - Regimental supports.png 18th Command and Logistic Support Company "L'indispensabile"
    • Nappina verde.png Alpini Battalion Edolo
      • Nappina verde.png 50th Alpini Company "La balda"
      • Nappina verde.png 51st Alpini Company "La veloce"
      • Nappina verde.png 52nd Alpini Company "La ferrea"
      • Nappina verde.png 110th Mortar Company "La nobile"

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