137th Guards Airborne Regiment

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137th Guards Airborne Regiment
Russian: 137-й парашютно-десантный Кубанский казачий ордена Красной Звезды полк
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137th Guards Airborne Regiment shoulder sleeve insignia
Active1948–present
Country Russia
BranchGreat emblem of the Russian Airborne Troops.svg Russian Airborne Troops
SizeRegiment
Part of106th Guards Tula Airborne Division
Garrison/HQRyazan
MUN 41450
EngagementsWar in Donbass
Battle of Ilovaisk
DecorationsOrder of the Red Star Order of the Red Star
Cossacks

The 137th Guards Airborne Regiment is a formation of the Russian Airborne Troops. It is part of the 106th Guards Tula Airborne Division.[1]

In 2014, the regiment was involved in the Russian military intervention in Ukraine.[2]

History[edit]

The regiment was formed on 1 October 1948 in Ryazan as the 137th Guards Air-Landing Regiment of the 11th Guards Airborne Division. In 1949 it was converted into an airborne regiment. In May 1955 it became part of the 106th Guards Airborne Division after the 11th Guards Airborne Division was disbanded.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holm, Michael. "137th Guards Parachute Regiment". www.ww2.dk. Retrieved 2016-08-12.
  2. ^ Sutyagin, Igor (March 2015). "RUSI Briefing Paper: Russian Forces in Ukraine" (PDF). Royal United Services Institute: 3. Retrieved 3 November 2016. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)