Wachregiment Feliks Dzierzynski was a Stasi unit (Ministerium für Staatssicherheit) which among other things provided the honor guard for ceremonial occasions within the Berlin city limits where NVA troops were forbidden to be stationed according to agreements between the Allies after the end of the Second World War.

Commanders

Oberstleutnant (?) Werner Barth (Nov 1954-1958)
Generalmajor Günter Wolf (1959-1962)
Generalmajor Dipl.-Mil. Heinz Gronau (1962-1972)
Generalmajor Dipl.-Mil. Bernhard Elsner (1972-1987)
Generalmajor Dipl.-Mil. Manfred Döring (1987-1990)

Manpower strength

1952 1.900 (est.)
1955 1.475
1960 4.372
1965 5.121
1970 7.924
1975 9.245
1980 10.082
1985 10.298
1989 11.426

Wachregiment Feliks Dzierzynski recieves its honor title from Generaloberst Erich Mielke 15 December 1967
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Soldier from Wachregiment Feliks Dzierzynski during the ceremony to mark the renaming of the Tilsiter Straße to Richard-Sorge-Straße on 6 November 1969
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Soldiers from Wachregiment Feliks Dzierzynski during the ceremony to mark the renaming of the Tilsiter Straße to Richard-Sorge-Straße on 6 November 1969
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Reference material on this unit

Hagen Kuch & Peter Joachim Lapp - Die Garde des Erich Mielke: Der militärisch-operative Arm des MfS / Das Berliner Wachregiment "Feliks Dzierzynski"

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