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10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment is an artillery regiment of the South African Army.

10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment
SADF 10 Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment emblem.jpg
10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment emblem
Active 1 February 1968 -
Country  South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
Type Reserve Artillery
Part of
Garrison/HQ Youngsfield, Kimberley
Collar Badge Bursting grenade with seven flames
Beret Colour Oxford Blue
Battery emblems SANDF anti aircraft company emblems
Beret bar circa 1992 SANDF Anti Aircraft beret bar

History[edit | edit source]

10 Anti-aircraft Regiment was formally established on 1 February 1968 as though it was a new unit of the Permanent Force, without any mention of the fact that it was obviously a reconstruction of 10 Anti-aircraft Battery.[citation needed]

SADF 10 Anti Aircraft Regiment shoulder title

Its headquarters was at Youngsfield in Cape Town, where the Artillery Air Defence School had been established from the same date.

Incidents[edit | edit source]

13 October 2007: A Oerlikon GDF Mk.5 35 mm anti-aircraft twin-barrelled gun malfunctioned, spraying hundreds of high-explosive 0,5 kg 35mm cannon shells around the five-gun firing position. By the time the gun had emptied its dual 250-round magazines nine soldiers were dead and eleven injured. The accident occurred just before 9 am, when a battery from 10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment began a live-fire exercise at the Army Combat Training Centre at Lohatlha as part of the SANDF's Exercise Seboka.[1]

Starstreak missile development[edit | edit source]

10 AA Regiment participated in the first live firing of Starstreak missiles on African soil. This firing took place at the Denel Overberg Test Range.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment has used the following equipment throughout its history:

  • 40mm Bofors,
  • 3,7 inch heavy AA gun
  • GA1-CO1 20mm light gun
  • GDF-002 twin 35mm automatic gun with Super Fledermaus fire control system
  • ZU-23-2 twin 23mm and
  • 20/3 M55 A2 anti-aircraft guns
  • Starstreak ground-to-air missile[2]

Insignia[edit | edit source]

Previous Dress Insignia[edit | edit source]

SADF era 10 Anti aircraft Regiment shoulder flashes under various commands

References[edit | edit source]

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