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
Active 1948–present
Country  Russia
Branch RAT great emblem.png Russian Airborne Troops
Size Regiment
Part of 106th Guards Tula Airborne Division
Garrison/HQ Ryazan
MUN 41450
Engagements War in Donbas
Battle of Ilovaisk
Decorations Order 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.