The 1. Kavallerie-Division was formed in June 1920 and was disbanded in April 1936.


General der Kavallerie Rudolf von Horn (1 June 1920 - 1 June 1921)
Generalleutnant Otto Freiherr von Tettau (1 June 1921 - 1 Apr 1923)
General der Kavallerie Walther von Jagow (1 Apr 1923 - 1 Feb 1927)
Generalleutnant Ulrich von Henning auf Schönhoff (1 Feb 1927 - 1 Feb 1929)
Generalleutnant Georg Brandt (1 Feb 1929 - 1 Dec 1929)
Generalleutnant Fedor von Bock (1 Dec 1929 - 1 Oct 1931)
Generalleutnant Werner Freiherr von Fritsch (1 Oct 1931 - 1 Oct 1932)
Generalleutnant Ludwig Beck (1 Oct 1932 - 1 Oct 1933)
Generalmajor Maximilian Freiherr von Weichs (1 Oct 1933 - 1 Apr 1936)

Order of battle

1. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment
2. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment
3. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment
4. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment
5. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment
6. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment

Notable members

Fedor von Bock (Reached the highest rank in the German Army, Generalfeldmarschall, in 1940, he was killed 4 May 1945 by a strafing British fighter-bomber, the only German Field Marshal to be killed during the war)
Günther von Kluge (Involved in the resistance against Hitler and took his life following the failure of the attempt on Hitlers life 20 July 1944 fearing arrest, reached the highest rank in the German Army, Generalfeldmarschall, in 1940)
Walter Lehweß-Litzmann (the highest ranking Luftwaffe officer in the Soviet-sponsored Nationalkomitee Freies Deutschland, post-war Oberst in the Nationale Volksarmee)
Maximilian Reichsfreiherr von Weichs (Reached the highest rank in the German Army, Generalfeldmarschall, in 1943)

A cavalry squadron in 1928
(Courtesty of Milgesch)

Reichswehr cavalry at the Elbe during the military maneuvers in 1930

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Sources used

Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur - Wer war wer in der DDR?  Ein Lexikon ostdeutscher Biographien
Andris J. Kursietis - Between Kaiser and Führer: The history of the German Army 1919-1933
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939

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