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5th Reserve Division (1955–58)
Active 1955.8-1958.3
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Division
Role Reserve Infantry
Part of Chengdu Military Region
Garrison/HQ Nanchong, Sichuan

5th Reserve Division(Chinese: 预备第5师) was formed in August 1955 in Chengdu Military Region. On February 15, 1956, the division moved to Nanchong, Sichuan.

As of its activation the division was composed of:

  • 13th Reserve Regiment;
  • 14th Reserve Regiment;
  • 15th Reserve Regiment;
  • Artillery Regiment;
  • Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment;
  • Sergeant Training Regiment.

The division was fully manned and equipped. During its short-lived existence the division was focused on the training of officers and sergeants.

In March 1958 the division was demobilized, moving to Heilongjiang for agricultural missions.

References[edit | edit source]

  • 《四川省志·军事志》,p.85

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