3rd Division (Estonia)

3. Diviis
3rd Division
Active 1919-1940
Country  Estonia
Branch Estonian Army
Type Infantry
Garrison/HQ Tallinn, Estonia
Engagements Estonian War of Independence
First commander Major-General Ernst Põdder
Last commander Major-General Herbert Brede

The 3rd Division of the Estonian Army, was one of the four Estonian divisions created during the Estonian War of Independence, which was active till the Soviet occupation of Estonia. Since the restoration of independence in 1991 there are no divisions currently among the Estonian Defence Forces.


The 3rd Division staff was based in Tallinn. Since February 1, 1940, the division was made up by the Harju Military District and Lääne-Saare Military District.

Order of battle

The unit order of battle in 1939:

See also

Notes and references

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