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1 Special Training Unit
SADF 1 Special Training Unit emblem.jpg
SADF 1 Special Training Unit emblem
Country Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
  • Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg Republic of South Africa
Type Infantry Training
Size Regiment
Part of South African Army Infantry Corps
Garrison/HQ Diskobolos, Kimberly

1 Special Training Unit was a physical training of the South African Infantry.


1 Special Training Unit had a similar function as the World War 2 era PT Branch but for the South Africa Coloured Corps recruits.

The badge was based on Doc (Lt Col) Danie Cravens Physical Training Brigade at Kimberly during World War 2, the aim to build up under nourished and understrength recruits (as a result of the great Depression) The badge represented the Greek discus thrower (Diskobolus) from which the base and the post office got its name.


SADF 1 Special Training Unit insignia

SADF 1 Special Training Unit insignia


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