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Today, one of the oldest military units of the Airborne Forces, the Guards twice Red Banner Artillery Regiment of the Pskov Guards Airborne Assault Formation, celebrates its 103rd anniversary of its foundation.
The regiment has been chronicling it since November 17, 1918, when the 22nd Artillery Regiment was formed on the basis of a separate heavy howitzers division of the 22nd Krasnodar Infantry Division, which in 1919 was renamed the 246th Artillery Regiment. This day is considered the regiment’s annual holiday.
The regiment took an active part in the Civil War. From the fall of 1918 to the fall of 1919, the regiment, as part of the division, fought with the Ural White Cossacks, and from the fall of 1919 to 1920 it fought in the Civil War on the Don, where it liberated the city of Yekaterinodar as part of the formation, and then defended the coast of the Azov and Black Seas.
In September 1939, by order of the NKO of the USSR, the formation of a three-division howitzer artillery regiment began in the city of Novorossiysk. The main personnel of the regiment was the personnel of the 246th artillery regiment of the 74th rifle Taman division.
Together with the personnel from the 246th artillery regiment, the Battle Banner of the 22nd artillery regiment of the 22nd rifle division was transferred. The formed regiment under the name of the 422nd Howitzer Artillery Regiment became part of the 157th Infantry Division.
During the Great Patriotic War from 1941 to 1945, the regiment, as part of the division, took part in the battles to defeat the Nazi troops in the defense of Odessa, Crimea, in the area between the Don and Volga rivers, Stalingrad, in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, in battles in Germany.
On March 1, 1943, the 422nd Howitzer Artillery Regiment was renamed the 154th Guards Cannon Artillery Regiment of the 76th Guards Rifle Division. For exemplary performance of command assignments in battles with the German invaders, during the capture of the city of Torun, and the valor and courage shown in this case, on May 5, 1945, the regiment was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.
During the war years, more than 2 thousand servicemen of the regiment were awarded orders and medals, and 7 people were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.
The entire personnel of the regiment were awarded medals “For the Defense of Odessa”, “For the Defense of Stalingrad” and “For the Liberation of Warsaw”.
In 1946, the regiment as part of the division was redeployed from Germany to the Soviet Union in the Kirov region of the Kaluga region, and soon to the Novgorod region, where the formation was being reorganized.
In 1946, the 154th Guards Artillery Red Banner Artillery Regiment was reorganized into the 154th Guards Red Banner Artillery Regiment.
In the spring of 1947, the regiment as part of the compound was redeployed to the city of Pskov.
In 1961, in connection with the reorganization of the artillery regiments of the Airborne Forces, the regiment was reorganized and on its basis the 45th separate guards artillery division was created, and in 1962, on the basis of this division, the 1140th guards artillery Red Banner regiment was formed.
On February 23, 1968, the regiment was awarded the second Order of the Red Banner by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR for the great services shown in the defense of the Soviet Motherland, successes in combat and political training and in connection with the 50th anniversary of the Soviet Army and Navy.
In peacetime, the regiment participated in many major exercises, such as “Dnepr” in 1967, “Sever” in 1968, “Dvina” in 1970 (all participants in the maneuvers were awarded the medal “For Military Valor” and “In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of V. I. Lenin “),” Brotherhood in Arms-80 “in 1980,” Autumn-88 “in 1988
On September 6, 1977, for high performance in combat training, courage and military valor shown in exercises, the 1140th Guards Artillery Regiment was twice awarded the Red Banner with the Pennant of the USSR Minister of Defense “For Courage and Military Valor.”
The personnel of the self-propelled artillery battalion of the regiment, twice, from July to November 1992, performed “special tasks” in the area of the Georgian-Ossetian and Ossetian-Ingush conflicts.
From March to July 1993, the regiment’s howitzer battery personnel performed “special missions” as part of the 345th Guards Parachute Regiment in the area of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict.
With the beginning of a special task to restore constitutional order in the Chechen Republic to strengthen the consolidated regiment of the compound, the consolidated self-propelled artillery division of the 1140th Guards Artillery Regiment was eliminated, consisting of: a command, two self-propelled artillery batteries, an anti-tank platoon and support units.
In 1999-2001, the regiment’s personnel, as part of a grouping of troops, took part in a counter-terrorist operation on the territory of the Republic of Dagestan and the Chechen Republic. Many servicemen of the regiment were awarded orders and medals.
From 2002 to 2003, an experiment was carried out in the regiment, as well as in the division as a whole, to recruit military posts mainly by contract servicemen. The regiment became the first artillery unit of the Airborne Forces, manned by contract servicemen.
From 8 to 31 August 2008, the personnel of the howitzer division took part in the operation to force Georgia to peace.
Today, the regiment is commanded by the Guard Colonel Sergei Lupu and the unit is part of the Pskov Guards Airborne Forces. The regiment’s divisions are equipped with modern and time-tested types of weapons: 120-mm self-propelled artillery guns 2S9 “Nona-S”, 122-mm howitzers D-30A, SPP 2S25 “Sprut-SD”, whose guns are capable of hitting targets at long distances …
The servicemen of the regiment are engaged in training, constantly improving their professional skills during field trips, exercises and in interactive classes, which allows them to fulfill all the tasks assigned to them.
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