"Invitto e pronto a rinnovar le glorie"
The 18th Bersaglieri Regiment was constituted on 31st January 1917 and, incorporated in the 3rd Bersaglieri Brigade, it participated in the operations during the First World War. Dissolved on 31st December 1919, on 1st April 1935 it was reconstituted before being dissolved again on 31st December 1936. On 1st February the 18th Bersaglieri Regiment (R.E.Co.) was formed in Siena. Since 3rd January 1943 the Regiment was assigned to the 4th Army deployed in Provence and in the first days of September it started to move by railway to Lazio, to be included in the Moto-armoured Army Corps and assigned to the 136th "Centauro" Armoured Legionnaire Division in order to defend the Capital. After the events following the armistice, the Regiment was dissolved on 8th September. Some units participated in struggles against the Germans in the area of Tivoli – Zagarolo and on the pass of Futa, near Florence.
After the reorganization of the Army, on 1st April 1975 the 67th "Fagaré" Bersaglieri Battalion was founded, taking the traditions and the Flag of the 18th Regiment; the new unit was included in the "Pinerolo" Motorized Brigade.
After a new reorganization of the Army, the Battalion was incorporated in the 8th "Garibaldi" Bersaglieri Brigade, losing its independency on 9th September 1993; the following day it was included in the 18th Bersaglieri Regiment that was reconstituted in Cosenza.
On 1st January 2005 it was renamed 1st Bersaglieri Regiment, but the new name was officialized on 22nd February with the substitution of the War Flag.
The 18th Bersaglieri Regiment has participated in all the missions of the "Garibaldi" Brigade abroad.
In particular, the Regiment was deployed in Bosnia Herzegovina for the IFOR mission, in Albania for the Peacekeeping Multinational Force (FMP) and in Kosovo.
In Bosnia, the Regiment pinpointed a non-authorized place where there were hundreds of mines, rockets, explosives and artillery ammunitions, then destroyed in the following "Vulcano" Operation.
Firstly as "Fagaré" Battalion and later as 18th Regiment, the Unit has participated also in the "Sicilian Vespers" Operation in Sicily, in order to maintain the public order, and in "Riace" Operation in Calabria for the control on the territory.
The War Flag was decorated with a Military Order of Italy, a Golden Medal to the Military Valour and a Golden Medal to the Army Valour.