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19 Rocket Regiment
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19 Rocket Regiment emblem
Active 1982
Country  South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
Type Airborne Artillery
Size Regiment
Part of South African Army Artillery Corps
Army Conventional Reserve
Garrison/HQ Pretoria

19 Rocket Regiment was an rocket artillery regiment of the South African Artillery.

Origin[edit | edit source]

Captured Soviet rocket artillery weapons allowed South Africa to develop its own rocket artillery systems. The introduction of rocket artillery such as the Valkiri launcher system activated the requirement for units such as this to train and then integrate into battlegroups.

Associated Units relationships[edit | edit source]

Batteries were allocated to full-time regiments such as 32 Battalion and Transvaal State Artillery. The Valkiri launcher first saw service in 1982. 19 Rocket Regiment was established as a Citizen Force unit at Pretoria and comprised 191 Battery, utilizing the Valkiri in six launcher batteries.

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Amalgamated[edit | edit source]

Amalgamated into Transvaal State Artillery.

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