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30th Division "Sabauda" participated in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War and was reorganized as a binary division prior to the start of the East African Campaign during World War II.


Order of Battle Oct. 1935

30th Division "Sabauda" - Gen. Italo Gariboldi

  • 3rd Bersaglieri Regiment
  • 46th Infantry Regiment "Reggio"
  • 60th Infantry Regiment "Calabria"
  • 16th Artillery Regiment
  • 530th MMG Bn
  • 30th Replacements Bn
  • 30th Engineers Coy


  • Each Army Division in the Ethiopian Campaign had a Pack-Mules unit of 3000 mules and three Regimental Trucks units (20 light trucks each).
  • 3rd Bersaglieri Regiment was detached during the campaign to form the core of the Celere Column A.O..

Order of Battle June 1940

30th Division "Sabauda"

  • 45th Infantry Regiment
  • 46th Infantry Regiment
  • 30th Mortar Battalion
  • 30th Antitank Company
  • 16th Artillery Regiment
  • 30th Engineer Battalion
  • 30th Medical Services
  • 30th Supply Services[nb 1]


  1. ^ An Italian Infantry Division normally consisted of two Infantry Regiments (three Battalions each), an Artillery Regiment, a Mortar Battalion (two companies), an Anti Tank Company, a Blackshirt Legion (Regiment of two Battalions). Each Division had only about 7,000 men, The Infantry and Artillery Regiments contained 1,650 men, the Blackshirt Legion 1,200, each company 150 men. [1]
  1. ^ Paoletti, p 170
  • Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0275985059.  

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