5th Artillery Regiment

 

 

History

Raised with Decree N° 40/31 March 1889 from 2nd, 4th, 7th and 8th field batteries and 1st mountain section of 2nd artillery regiment

Feast day

30 October

Garrison

Shumen, 3rd Military Inspectorate, 4th Preslavska Division

Commanders

24.04.1889

01.01.1894

15.04.1909

12.02.1912

17.09.1915

29.09.1917

maj. Panteley Tzenov

 

col. Dimitar Pernikliyski

col. Georgi Manov [from 21.02.1912 colonel]

lt. col. Stefan Staychev

col. Janko Kodzhov

Effectives

September 1912

40 officers, 2 clerks, 1690 NCOs and men, 280 riding and 1172 draught horses, 108 wagons, 86 carts, 36 Schneider 75mm QF guns

September 1915

22 officers, 1 clerk, 1252 NCOs and men, 1231 horses, 24 – 75mm QF guns

Battle Honours

            I. War against Turkey 1912-1913

Attached to 4th Preslavska Division

9 – 10 October 1912 : fought at Eski Polos, Petra and Seliolu

15 – 20 October 1912 : fought at Karagach, Bunar Hissar and Tshongara

4 – 5 November 1912 : fought at Chadaldzha line

12 – 13 March 1913 : took part in the attack to Odrin stronghold, supporting the assault to the forts of Aivas Baba and Azi Yolu

            II. Interallied War 1913

19 – 22 June 1913 : fought at Revna Niva near Gyueshevo

25 – 28 June 1913 : fought at Golem peak, Yeravin and Mala Tzartzoriya

29 June – 18 July 1913 : fought along the border with Serbia at Gyueshevo, Mala Tzartzoriya, Golem peak, Kitka and Redkibuki

            III. First World War

1915 – 1916 : defence of the Dobrudja and Black sea coast attached to 4th Preslavska Division

2 – 7 September 1916 : took part in the attack of Tutrakan and Dobrich

12 – 15 September 1916 : fought at Debelyiköy, Musubey and Karali

18 – 19 September 1916 : fought at Osmancha

1 – 6 October 1916 : fought at Sofular, Alzhemir, Osmancha and Elilköy

29 December 1916 – 1 January 1917 : fought near the village of Rashel and the river Lonkavitza

May 1917 – 21 September 1918 : moved to Southern front and deployed along the Cherna loop and in its Eastern sector, taking part in the defence of the position Rapes - Budimirtza against enemy’s attacks and aircraft raids