Air Mobile Forces Command / 4. division - Kommando Luftbewegliche Kräfte/4. Division

Air Mobile Forces Command / 4th Division
- KLK / 4th Division Div -

Association badge of the KLK / 4.  Div

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active July 1, 1994 to March 20, 2001
State GermanyGermany Germany
Armed forces Bundeswehr Kreuz.svg armed forces
Armed forces Lord Lord
Type Command with Air Land Forces
last seat of the staff Regensburg ( Nibelungen Barracks )
last commander Generalmajor Hans-Christian Beck

The Air Force Command / 4. Division (KLK / 4th Div, short: KLK) in Regensburg was formed in 1994 by merging the divisional headquarters of the 1st Airborne Division ( Bruchsal ) and the 4th Panzer Grenadier Division (Regensburg). With the subordination of Airborne Brigade 25 , Airborne Brigade 26 and Airborne Brigade 31 , the KLK became the successor of the 1st Airborne Division. For reasons of tradition and to make it clear what position the staff had in the command organization of the army, the designation “4. Division ”in the name. On March 20, 2001 the command was dissolved and on April 1 the troops ofSpecial Operations Division transferred.


The command represented a department at division level. The KLK led the airborne brigades 26 ("Saarland") and 31 ("Oldenburg") as the superior department as well as the telecommunications regiment 4 and, from 1996, the special forces command (KSK), which came from the 25th airborne brigade was molded. The main task for the KLK was the provision of the "National Commander in the country of operation" and ensuring national leadership skills in operations under the Army Command. In the wording it said:“The staff of the Air Mobile Forces Command and 4th Division plans, prepares and leads the operations of German troops within the framework of collective security alliances for national and alliance defense as well as humanitarian aid, rescue and evacuation missions. As a tactical staff he is capable of commanding airborne forces in the army. "


The command performed its task several times within the framework of IFOR and SFOR in the former Yugoslavia with essential parts of the staff and the subordinate troops. In addition, the command was the national commander in the fire disaster in Greece in 1995. Parts of these management tasks are now performed by the operational command .


Rank Name date
Major general Hans-Christian Beck 2000 to 2001
Major general Volker Loew April 1996 to 2000
Major general Bernd Albert April 1994 to March 1996

Association badge

Association badge of the KLK / 4.  Div

The association badge is the same as that of the 4th Panzer Grenadier Division. The Palatinate lion indicates that it belonged to the Wittelsbach Electorate of the Palatinate or Bavaria. The Bavarian diamonds illustrate the bond with the Free State of Bavaria. The two diagonally crossed silver keys on a red background are also part of the Regensburg city arms. The 4th Panzer Grenadier Division was stationed in Regensburg. The keys are the symbols of St. Peter, the patron of the city and the cathedral. The colors red and silver correspond to the heraldic tinctures of various other imperial cities and are the old imperial colors. The association badge of the division equivalent command was edged with a silver cord. The association badge is identical to the coat of arms of the Bavarian district of Upper Palatinate


Coordinates: 49 ° 0 ′ 21 ″ N , 12 ° 6 ′ 51 ″ E