|17 Field Artillery Regiment|
17 Field Artillery Regiment emblem
South African Army Artillery Corps|
|Motto(s)||Eminus Ferimus (From a distance)|
|Engagements||South African Border War|
|Battle honours||South-West Africa|
|Artillery Battery Emblems|
|Artillery Beret Bar circa 1992|
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.
It was a new artillery counter-insurgency unit whose purpose was to provide support for 73 Motorised Brigade from 1975 to 1991.
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.
Freedom of the CityEdit
- Wilsworth, Clive. First In, Last Out: The South African Artillery in Action: 1975–1988. 30 Degrees South. ISBN 978-1-920143-40-4. http://www.30degreessouth.co.za/first_in_last_out.htm.
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