Cavalry restrictions in the German military as specified in the Treaty of Versailles

As stated by the Treaty of Versailles, the German Army was limited to just three cavalry regiments following the First World War. In Part V of the treaty, exact figures were included as to the amount of personnel allowed in each regiment, as well as limitations for officers. In total, there were 5,250 NCOs and men, and 275 officers per division, giving a combined total of 5,525 personnel. Over 5,040 of these men made up six separate cavalry regiments (which in turn consisted of four squadrons each), while the second largest group was the horse artillery group (which was made up of three batteries). The remainder of the personnel worked in an administrative capacity in the cavalry division headquarters. In addition to cavalry personnel, restrictions were also placed on infantry and naval personnel, as well as weapons and munitions for each soldier.

Restrictions regarding German cavalry divisions, as specified in the Treaty of Versailles, June 28, 1919

NCOs per unitOfficers per unitNumber per division
Headquarters of an cavalry division50151
Cavalry regiments800406
Horse artillery groups400201
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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

June 28, 1919

Supplementary notes

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