The Mobile Division (also Fast Division) was formed in August 1941 when the Mobile Brigade was upgraded. It fought with the German forces until it was disbanded in 1943 and used to form 1. Infantry Division.

Commanders

Gustav Malár
Jozef Turanec

Order of battle (Sep 1941)

HQ
   Staff Company (mot)
  Mapping Detachment (mot)
  Motorcycle Messenger Platoon
  Light Supply Column (mot)
20. Rifle Regiment (mot)
  Signals Platoon (mot)
  2 x Battalion (mot)
    3 x Rifle Company
    Heavy Company
  Maintenance Company (mot)
  Mountain Gun Battery (mot)
  Anti-Tank Platoon (mot)
21. Rifle Regiment (mot)
  Signals Platoon (mot)
  2 x Battalion (mot)
    3 x Rifle Company
    Heavy Company
  Maintenance Company (mot)
  Mountain Gun Battery (mot)
  Anti-Tank Platoon (mot)
11. Reconnaissance Battalion
   Signals Platoon (mot)
  Bicycle Company
  Heavy Company (mot)
  Anti-Tank Platoon (mot)
  Pioneer Platoon (mot)
  Infantry Gun Platoon (mot)
12. Panzer Battalion
  2 x Armored Company
  Anti-Tank Company (mot)
11. Artillery Regiment
 Signals Platoon (mot)
  2 x Battalion (mot)
    Signals Platoon (mot)
    Calibration Detachment (mot)
    3 x Battery (mot)
8. Flak Battery (mot)
13. Flak Battery (mot)
Luftwaffe Artillery Observation Squadron
11. Pioneer Battalion
   2 x Pioneer Company (mot)
  Bridging Column (mot)
  Light Pioneer Column (mot)
2. Signals Battalion
  Signals Company (mot)
  Radio Company (mot)
2 x Heavy Supply Column
Heavy Fuel Column (mot)
Maintenance Platoon (mot)
Bakery Company (mot)
Butcher Company (mot)
Division Administration (mot)
11. Medical Company (mot)
11. Ambulance (mot)
6. Field Post Office (mot)
20. Military Police Detachment (mot)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Knight's Cross (2)
  Malar, Augustin 23.01.1942 Generalmajor Kdr Slowakische Schnelle Division
  Turanec, Joseph 07.08.1942 Generalmajor Kdr Slowakische Schnelle Division

General Ferdinand Čatloš addressing the Mobile Division

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(Courtesy of Richard)

General Friedrich Kirchner and Jozef Turanec
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(Courtesy of Charles)

Sources used

Mark W. A. Axworthy - Axis Slovakia: Hitler's Slavic Wedge, 1938-1945
Charles K. Kliment & Bretislav Nakládal - Germany's First Ally: Armed forces of the Slovak state 1939-1945
George F. Nafziger - The German Order of Battle: Waffen SS and other units in World War II

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