75 years of "Lightning and mighty"


In recent days, at the "Ettore Baldassarre" Barracks in Maniago (PN), in the presence of the Combatant Associations and Weapons, the armored artillerymen of the 132 ° commemorated the 75 anniversary of their foundation.

The 10 February of 1939, in that of Rovereto (TN), was constituted, under the command of Colonel Menotti Chieli, the 132 ° Artillery Armored Regiment "Aries", which, starting a few months later, would help to write the glorious pages of history that saw protagonists all armored of Aries in North Africa, culminating with the battles of El Alamein.

During the ceremony, the regional delegate of the National Artillery Association of Italy, presented the ANARTI 2013 Award to Marshal Pietro Semonella, for the results obtained during his specialization training process.

The 132 ° Regiment has participated, in its modern history, in all the main operations on the national territory and abroad and, currently, it is used with a unit equipped with the extremely modern PZH2000I self-propelled in the package of high readiness forces called Joint Rapid Reaction Force (JRRF).

Source: Command of Terrestrial Operations Forces