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1st Garrison Division of Guangzhou Military Region
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Service history
Active 1966.8 - 1992.12
Role Infantry, Garrison
Battles Sino-Vietnamese War
Commanders
Insignia

The 2nd Independent Division of Guangxi Military District(Script error) was formed in August 1966 from Public Security Contingent of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The division stationed in Nanning Guangxi.

In July–August 1968 the division, along with other units of Guangxi Military District, conducted military operation against Red Guards Faction "April Twenty-Second"(Script error, abbreviation of "Guangxi April 22nd Revolutionary Movement Command", Script error) in Nanning, Guangxi, during which the military forces killed 1470 and "captured" over 8500 civilians.

In March 1969 the division moved to Hepu, Guangxi, leaving its 6th Regiment in Nanning (later detached and moved to Chongzuo in April). In Hepu the division absorbed former 112th Garrison Regiment (then became its new 6th Regiment).

From March to December 1969 the division was temporarily renamed as Independent Division of Hepu(Script error). From December 1969 the division was renamed as 2nd Independent Division of Guangxi Military District again.

In January 1976 the division was renamed as Independent Division of Guangxi Military District(Script error) following the disbandment of 1st Independent Division of Guangxi Military District. The division was then composed of three infantry regiments (1st to 3rd) and an artillery regiment.

In February 1979 the division took part in the Sino-Vietnamese War. During the war the division suffered heavy casualties.[1]

In April 1979 the division was renamed as 1st Border Defense Division of Guangxi Military District(Script error). All its regiments were converted to border defense regiments.

In 1985 the division was re-organized and renamed as 1st Garrison Division of Guangzhou Military Region(Script error).

The division was disbanded in December 1992.

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