Andrea Rauch - Andrea Rauch

Andrea Vidal Rauch (born January 18, 1939 - June 29, 2013 ) [1] was a Swiss brigadier . From 1991 to 1997 he was in command of Fortress Brigade 23 of the Swiss Army .


In the course of his career as an instruction officer in the Swiss Army, he headed, among other things, the artillery shooting school in Bière and the Monte Ceneri artillery recruit school . [2] Prior to his role as commandant of the fortress Brigade 23, he was responsible for the fortification Foppa Grande and last Gotthard commander of this artillery plant. After his retirement at the end of 1997, he was involved in various projects and associations to preserve the fortresses on the Gotthard .

Individual evidence

  1. professional officers / instruction officers of the artillery ; Obituary from July 3, 2013 in NZZ page 14
  2. ^ Swiss officers' society: Rivista militare della Svizzera italiana; Volume 85; Booklet 4; Page 34 (Italian)