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37/102 Battalion
SWATF 102 Battalion emblem.jpg
Active 1978
Country Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia, Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg South Africa
Allegiance Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg South Africa
Branch Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Army,
Type Infantry
Part of South West African Territorial Force
Garrison/HQ Opuwo
Equipment Casspir
Insignia
Part of the South West African Territorial Force Insignia of the South West African Territorial Force

102 Battalion (pronounced as one-o-two Battalion) was a quick-reaction unit of the South West African Territorial Force.

HistoryEdit

This unit was formed in 1978 as the Kaokoland Company with 48 men. In 1979, after a SWAPO infiltration, it was exspanded into 37 Battalion. The unit was renamed later as 102 Battalion. By 1979, it had 1100 men in four rifle companies based at Opuwo, Okongwati and Ehoriba.

External OperationsEdit

  • Operation Protea, 1981, one company
  • Operation Operation Askari, 1983
  • Operation Excite

Role of HonourEdit

The Battalion lost 36 men killed.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Helmoed-Romer Heitman (Author), Paul Hannon (Illustrator), Modern African Wars (3): South-West Africa (Men-At-Arms Series, 242), Osprey Publishing (November 28, 1991) ISBN 1-85532-122-X.

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