Focus News Agency presents Bulgarian military flags: Second Ohrid Battalion of Macedonian-Adrianopolitan Volunteer Corps31 May 2009 | 21:29 | FOCUS News Agency
The presentation of Bulgarian military flags is a sign of honor and admiration to the deeds of thousands of known and unknown Bulgarian soldiers and officers who died under them in the name of liberation and unification of Bulgarian lands, in the name of defense of native country.
Focus News Agency expresses its deep gratitude to the leadership of the Defense Ministry and employees of National Military History Museum. Without their cooperation the initiative would not have been feasible.
On Sunday Focus News Agency presents the Military Flag of the Second Ohrid Battalion of Macedonian-Adrianopolitan Volunteer Corps.
2nd Ohrid Battalion of Macedonian-Adrianopolitan Volunteer Corps
On September 23, 1912 by royal decree has formed the Macedonian-Adrianopolitan Volunteer Corps led by General Nikola Genev and Head of Staff Major Peter Darvingov consisting of 6 corps (212 - 215 people each): Thessalonica’s, Skopje’s, Debar’s, Bitola’s, Odrins’s and Ohrid’s.
Same day headquarters of the partisan troops in Macedonia and Odrin had been reformed into a headquarters in volunteer corps.
On September 25, 1912 current headquarters of the army ordered due to telegram № 82 to the chief of the divisional areas in Sofia, Plovdiv, Sliven, Shumen, Ruse, Dobrich, Dupnitsa, Stara Zagora and Pleven to form a volunteer corps and companies from Macedonian-Adrianopolitan emigration in all garrisons under the command of general Genev.
After the formation of a further 6 corps: Veleshki, Kosturski, Kumanovska, Prilepska, Syarska and Lozengradska, the twelve companies were grouped into three brigades with commanders officers Stoyan Nikolov, Alexander and Anton Protogerov Pchelarov.
2nd Ohrid Battalion of Macedonian-Adrianopolitan Volunteer Corps had officially received its military flag on October 4, 1912.
The flag had been made in the town of Lom in 1905 and kept in local Macedonian association.
It was made of red silk and embroidered with yellow tinsel.
On one side it has an inscription “God Save Macedonia” and on the other side there is a lion and an inscription “Freedom or Dealth.”
Personal Staff of 2nd Ohrid Battalion of Macedonian-Adrianopolitan Volunteer Corps consists of 1079 people-officers, non-commissioned officer and volunteers.
Favorite commanders: General Mikola Genev, Major Petar Darvingov, lieutenant-colonel Alexander Protogerov, colonel Zhelyazov, lieutenant-colonel Anton Pchelarov, lieutenant-colonel Stefan Nikolov, voivode Peyo Yavorov, captain Stoyan Velichkov, deacon Evstatii, Mihail Chakov, non-commissioned officer Andreya Foramiti.
Names of Glory: Malgara, Fere, Dedeagach, Sharkyoi, Indzhe Burun, Kamenitsa, Povien, Dramcha.
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