"In hostem ruit"
The 132nd Tank Driver Infantry Regiment was formed in September 1941 in Northern Africa, organized in three M13/40 Tanks Battalion; included in the 132nd "Ariete" Armoured Division where it formed the 32nd, it participated in the events of the campaign in Northern Africa to be dissolved on 20th November 1942, at the end of the battle in El-Alamein. On 5th December 1942 the survivors of the "Ariete", "Littorio" and 11th Tanks Battalion of the "Trieste" constituted the 132nd anti-tanks Regiment that was later dissolved on 18th April 1943 in Tunisia.
On 1st April 1949 the 132nd Tank Drivers Regiment was reconstituted and later renamed 132nd Tanks Regiment, included in the "Ariete" armoured Division and dissolved on 1st November 1975 after the reorganization of the Army. The 8th Tanks Battalion preserved its traditions and assumed the name of 8th "M.O. Secchiaroli" Tanks Battalion; with the 10th "M.O. Bruno" it was included in the 132nd "Manin" Armoured Brigade. On 27th July 1992 the 132nd Tanks Regiment was reconstituted.
Today it is included in the 132nd "Ariete" Armoured Brigade and it is at the dependencies of the 1st Defence Forces Command.
The Regiment participated in the missions in Somalia ("Ibis" Operation) from December 1992 to June 1993 and in Kosovo ("Joint Guardian" Operation) from November 2000 to February 2001.