|2 South African Infantry Battalion|
|Active||1 January 1962|
|Branch||South African Infantry Corps|
|Motto(s)||In Utrumque Paratus (Prepared for all situations)|
|Engagements||South African Border War|
|Battle honours||Angola 1975|
2 SAI was established on January 1, 1962 at Walvis Bay, South-West Africa (Namibia). The first office to command the battalion was Major GN Mcloughlin and the first RSM was WO1 JAJ Steenkamp. Initially the base was consisted of tents but were later replaced by prefabricated building. Basic training took place in the desert and running up Dune 7 became part of that regime. The unit first saw deployment to the South-West Africa/Angola border in 1968. The unit took part in Operation Savannah during 1975, when South African troops covertly involved themselves in the Angolan Civil War. The unit disbanded at the end of 1989 when Namibia gained independence.
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