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17 Field Artillery Regiment
SADF era 17 Field Artillery emblem.png
17 Field Artillery Regiment emblem
Active 1975–1991
Country Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
  • Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg 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.


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 SupportEdit

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

Artillery TypeEdit

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.


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


SADF 17 Field Regiment beret badge

17 Field Regiment beret badge

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