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10 Artillery Brigade
SADF 10 Artillery Brigade emblem.jpg
10 Artillery Brigade
Country Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg South Africa
Branch Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Army
Allegiance Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg South Africa
Service history
Active 1983–1992
Part of South African Artillery Corps
Nickname 10 Art
Battles South African Border War
Commanders
Commanders Commandant George Swanepoel
Insignia
Insignia SADF 10 Artillery Brigade laurel

10 Artillery Brigade was a South African Defence Force formation designed for mass artillery barrages, mainly for the 7th South African Infantry Division or 8th South African Armoured Division, as well as an ad hoc formation during Operation Prone, when needed and detached and reattached where required. Smaller components would then be used at the battlegroup level.

HistoryEdit

10 Artillery Brigade[1][2][3] was formed in Potchefstroom in 1983, when 4 Field Regiment[4] and 14 Field Regiment [5] were both incorporated as 4 Artillery Regiment and 14 Field Artillery Regiment. 4 Artillery Regiment was located to the old 14 Field Regiment base where the Brigade was established. It provided the base and training facilities as well as National Servicemen gunner training between each regiment on an annual basis.

EquipmentEdit

The Brigade utilized the following equipment:

  • G5 155mm long range howitzer
  • G6 155mm long range howitzer
  • G2 140mm medium range howitzer
  • Bateleur 127mm multiple rocket launcher
  • M5 120mm heavy mortars
SADF 10 Artillery Brigade structure in Potchefstroom

SADF 10 Artillery Brigade structure in Potchefstroom

South West Africa and AngolaEdit

Tactical HeadquartersEdit

10 Artillery Brigade[6] Tactical headquarters was an artillery formation created in 1988 to support the ad hoc formation of 10 SA Division which had been formed to counter the Cuban threat in south-western Angola in June 1988. It was composed of:

SADF 10 Artillery Brigade Tactical Structure Angola

SADF 10 Artillery Brigade Tactical Structure Angola

EngagementsEdit

DisbandmentEdit

10 Artillery Brigade became the basis for the South African Army Artillery Formation.

Roll of HonourEdit

Honoris Crux RecipientsEdit

LeadershipEdit

NotesEdit

  • Velthuizen, Andreas (2009). "The significance of the battle for Cuito Cuanavale: Long term foresight of the current strategic landscape". Digital object identifier:10.5787/37-2-71. ISSN 2224-0020. 

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