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17 Field Artillery Regiment
SADF era 17 Field Artillery emblem.png
17 Field Artillery Regiment emblem
Active 1975–1991
Country  South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
Type Regular artillery
Role Field Artillery
Size Regiment
Part of South African Army Artillery Corps
Army Conventional
Garrison/HQ Pretoria
Motto(s) Eminus Ferimus (From a distance)
Engagements South African Border War
Battle honours South-West Africa
Artillery Battery Emblems SANDF Artillery Battery emblems
Artillery Beret Bar circa 1992 SANDF Artillery Beret Bar

17 Field Artillery Regiment was a reserve South African Artillery unit.

History[edit | edit source]

17 Field Artillery Regiment was formed in 1975 as a Citizen Force unit in Pretoria. 17 Field was originally a offshoot of the University of Pretoria Regiment.

Divisional Support[edit | edit source]

It was a new artillery counter-insurgency unit whose purpose was to provide support for 73 Motorised Brigade from 1975 to 1991.

Artillery Type[edit | edit source]

The term Field Regiment was not quite descriptive of this unit which comprised a number of artillery elements such as field guns, medium mortars and a locating artillery element being essentially radar. It could also be referred to as a composite regiment.

Amalgamation[edit | edit source]

17 Field Regiment was eventually amalgamated into the Transvaalse Staatsartillerie in October 1991.

Insignia[edit | edit source]

17 Field Regiment beret badge

Freedom of the City[edit | edit source]

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Further reading[edit | edit source]

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