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32nd Garrison Division (1969)
Garrison Division of Lanzhou Military Region (1969–81)
1st Garrison Division of Lanzhou Military Region (1981–82)
57th Army Division (1982-85)
Active ? - 1985.9
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Division
Role Infantry, Garrison
Part of 19th Army Corps
Garrison/HQ Jiuquan, Gansu

32nd Garrison Division (Chinese: 守备第32师) was formed in October 1969 from 1st Engineer District, Engineer Troops of Lanzhou Military Region.[1]

The division was composed of 3 regiments. after December 1969 these regiments were renamed as:

  • 1st Garrison Regiment;
  • 2nd Garrison Regiment;
  • 3rd Garrison Regiment.

The division was stationed in Jiuquan, Gansu, as the garrison unit of Dongfeng Space Center.[2]

From late 1969 the division was transferred to newly reformed 19th Army Corps. In December the division was renamed as Garrison Division of Lanzhou Military Region(Chinese: 兰州军区守备师).

In 1976 Artillery Regiment was activated.

From January 1981, the division was renamed as 1st Garrison Division of Lanzhou Military Region(Chinese: 兰州军区守备第1师)(1st formation) following 2nd Garrison Division of Lanzhou Military Region's activation.

From November 1982, the division was renamed as 57th Army Division(Chinese: 陆军第57师). The division's unit code by then was Military Unit 84707.[3]

The division was then composed of:

  • 169th Infantry Regiment;
  • 170th Infantry Regiment;
  • 171st Infantry Regiment;
  • Artillery Regiment.

In September 1985, the division was disbanded along with the Army Corps.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 《甘肃省志·军事志》, p.1197
  2. 陆军第十九军步兵五十七师 (兰州军区守备第一师)资料, http://www.360doc.com/content/15/0915/14/5581565_499294854.shtml
  3. 《甘肃省志·军事志》, p.1189


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