The SS-Totenkopf-Reiter-Standarte 1 was formed in Warsaw in May 1940 from parts of SS-Totenkopf-Reiter-Standarte. It took part in fighting both the resistance and remaining Polish soldiers as well as in actions against Jews.
It was redesignated SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 1 February 1941 and was assigned to Kommandostab RFSS. It was used to form SS-Kavallerie-Brigade in August 1941.

Commanders

SS-Standartenführer Hermann Fegelein

Manpower strength

July 1940 1.585

Order of battle (May 1940)

Stab (Warsaw)
1. Schwadron (Warsaw)
2. Schwadron (Garwolin)
3. Schwadron (Seroczyn, later Warsaw)
4. Schwadron (Łuków)
5. (schwere) Schwadron (Warsaw)
6. (schwere) Schwadron (Warsaw)
7. Radfahr-Schwadron
Reitende Batterie (Cracow, later Warsaw)

Sources used

Dr Jeffrey T. Fowler - Axis Cavalry in World War II
Dr. K-G Klietmann - Die Waffen-SS: eine Dokumentation
Kurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945
George H. Stein - The Waffen-SS: Hitler's Elite Guard at War 1939-1945
Charles Trang - The Florian Geyer Division / La Division Florian Geyer
Paul J. Wilson - Himmlers Cavalry: The Equestrian SS 1930 - 1945
Mark C. Yerger - German Cross in Gold Holders of the SS and Police, Volume 4: Cavalry Brigade & Divisions
Mark C. Yerger - Riding East: The SS Cavalry Brigade in Poland and Russia 1939 - 1942

Reference material on this unit

Charles Trang - The Florian Geyer Division / La Division Florian Geyer
Paul J. Wilson - Himmlers Cavalry: The Equestrian SS 1930 - 1945
Mark C. Yerger - Riding East: The SS Cavalry Brigade in Poland and Russia 1939 - 1942

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