|26 Field Artillery|
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26 Field Artillery Regiment emblem
|Part of|| South African Army Artillery Corps|
Army Conventional Reserve
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Its first intake of personnel came from roughly 100 members of 14 Field Artillery Regiment who had served in Operation Savanah as part of Combat Groups Oranje and Zulu that were involved most notably in the battle for Bridge 14.
By 1981 the regiment’s headquarters was transferred to Group 15 in Hendrik Potgieter Street in the CBD, but later returned to Voortrekkerhoogte.
The regiment was transferred to the command of Eastern Transvaal Command in 1984 as a conventional field regiment.
The regiment was also affiliated with 8th Armoured Division in the conventional context.
Traditions from the Anglo Boer WarEdit
The regiments two senior batterys were named after two guns used in the Anglo Boer War, namely the Martieni and Ras.
Members of the regiment were utilised in the Soutpansberg Military Area on the border area with Zimbabwe.
On the 100th year celebration of the Ras gun, the regiment celebrated with a salute in Bokfontein near Brits in 1981, the hometown of the guns developer.
The regiment's insignia is based on the Ras gun of the Anglo Boer War with the typical artillery colours as background.
- Further reading: 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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