The 2. Kavallerie-Division was formed June 1920 and was disbanded in April 1936.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Otto von Preinitzer (1 June 1920 - 1 Apr 1922)
General der Infanterie Ernst Hasse (1 Apr 1922 - 1 Jan 1925)
General der Kavallerie Hugo von Kayser (1 Jan 1925 - 1 Oct 1926)
Generalleutnant Richard von Graberg (1 Oct 1926 - 1 Oct 1928)
General der Infanterie Gerd von Rundstedt (1 Oct 1928 - 1 Feb 1932)
Generalmajor Ewald von Kleist (1 Feb 1932 - 21 May 1935)

Order of battle

7. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment
8. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment
9. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment
10. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment
11. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment
12. (Sächisches) Reiter-Regiment

Notable members

Ewald von Kleist (Reached the highest rank in the German Army, Generalfeldmarschall, in 1943)
Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski (Gold medal winner in the team dressage event in the 1936 Olympics)
Gerd von Rundstedt (Reached the highest rank in the German Army, Generalfeldmarschall, in 1940)
Karl Sauberzweig (Served in Reiter-Regiment 8, later corps-commander in the Waffen-SS)
Franz Schreiber (Served in Reiter-Regiment 12, later division-commander in the Waffen-SS)

Reichswehr cavalry in 1932
reichswehr-cav-1932
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Sources used

Andris J. Kursietis - Between Kaiser and Führer: The history of the German Army 1919-1933
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939
Mark C. Yerger - Waffen-SS Commanders: The army, corps and divisional leaders of a legend (2 vol)

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